I Am Hearing Scratching Noises In The Roof? Signs Of Rodents In Your Home.
It isn’t uncommon for property owners to be woken up in the middle of the night with specific sounds they hear around their house. It can be a little alarming at first, but the fact is that pests such as rats scurry around in various areas of your home, especially the roof and attic spaces. These are the sounds that you might be hearing.
We at Bug-Free Pest Control offer high-quality pest control solutions including treatment for various types of pests such as rodents, mice and more. If you have noticed these scratching sounds in the roof, give us a call. Our team will visit your property to inspect the spaces and provide a suitable solution if they find pests.
Why Do You Hear These Sounds at Night
When people are told that rodents might cause these sounds at night, many wonder why they can hear these only at night and not during the day. To start with, most people are not at home during the day, which is why they might not hear them. The other reason is that the house tends to be quieter at night, which is why you would be able to listen to these sounds more clearly at that time.
Also, many pests are nocturnal. Rodents rarely roam around during the daytime, especially if there are people around in that space. Since they ramp up all their activity after dark when the house was quiet, that is when you can hear them.
You can hear the pitter-patter of the rodent feet and gnawing sounds because they tend to find their way into various wooden structures and other items that might be lying around in the attic. They also try to gnaw through holes to gain better access to the spaces there.
Signs That You Have Rodents On Your Property
While these scurrying and gnawing sound that you hear can indicate that you have rodents, it can also sometimes mean that you have birds nesting in the attic. Sometimes possums can cause these problems in Australian properties. The other ways to identify whether you have a rodent infection is to look out for these signs:
- Mice droppings are spindle-shaped and thin with pointed ends.
- Black rat droppings are sausage-shaped and pointed at the ends.
- Brown rat droppings are also spindle-shaped but have blunt ends.
- Possum droppings are of the size of jelly beans and dark cigar-shaped and brown. They also have a sweet eucalyptus smell. This is how you can distinguish whether you have a possum or rodent infestation on your property.
- You may also see entry holes in your attic spaces. When you are investigating the attic area look for hidden or distinct entry points.
Other Things to Know
It is important to note that rodents, especially small ones, can squeeze easily through tiny holes and they will make these their standard entry points. Over time, they will also gnaw around these holes to open them up to make it easier to access these spaces. Their teeth are very sharp and strong, and they can chew through plastic or metal wood and concrete as well.
If you have noticed damaged wiring in your home, you might have rats on your property.
When you suspect that you have a rodent infestation in your home, contact professionals that provide pest control solutions. We have extensive experience in handling a variety of jobs and can tackle even the most severe rodent infestations expertly.
If you want to know more about our rodent control services or need professional assistance, contact us at Bug-Free Pest Control today. You can call 1300 855 548 or use our contact form to get in touch.
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