Do you hear scurrying in your walls at night? Does a curious chirping over your head lead to sleepless nights? Is something gnawing at your baseboards and keeping you from feeling at ease? One of the first steps to fixing a nuisance animal infestation is identifying the creatures you are dealing with. Call us today! 508.690.0076

The most common noise-causing animals in you home are:

These nuisance animals are likely to take up residence in your attics, walls, and crawl spaces. At critter control our first priority is to keep your family and pets safe and protected—this means identifying the problem and finding a solution suited to your animal removal needs.

Common Bat Noises in your home:

Bats use echolocation to communicate, meaning that we as humans cannot usually hear them vocalizing. Male bats may make discernible noise when trying to mate with a female bat, while baby bats make more audible noises to communicate with their mothers. The most common noises you will hear from a bat in your home are usually from a bat that is trapped in your attic or a bat that has set up residence there. A bat in an attic makes scratching, scurrying or flapping noises as they try to escape to the outside. Bats can fit in through very small openings, which means they can easily infiltrate your attic if there is even a tiny opening, but may not always find their way out—this is cause for concern as bat guano can cause all kinds of health issues and a bat bite from a bat infected with rabies can be deadly.

Common bird noises in your home:

Birds love to make your attic their home—the high roofs and wooden beams are great places for them to nest and roost and still allow them the freedom of flight.The protection your attic offers from the elements means that birds living there will raise their young and the cycle of infestation will continue. If you hear chirping and rustling in your attic there is a high possibility that you have bird living above your head. It doesn’t always stop there, occasionally birds will take up residence in bathroom fans and sometimes even the eaves of your home. Birds are messy and may carry mites and diseases  that can be detrimental to your health.

Common squirrel noises in your home:

Squirrels are cute, with their fuzzy tails and erratic actions, but they can also be a huge nuisance pest if they decide to take up residence in your home. If you hear scurrying and scratching inside your home during the day it is may be from  the tiny sharp claws of a squirrel scratching walls and floors as they look for places to nest and store food. Squirrels are very active during the day and a squirrel infestation can do a lot of damage to both the interior and extrerior of your home.

Common rodent noises in your home:

Rodents make squeeking, gnawing, scurrying, scratching, and scuffling sounds. Many rats and mice tend to be nocturnal, but sometimes they will acclimate to the schedule of the humans around them, taking care to be active when the people in the house are sleeping or away. Often times the noises that rodents make are amplified as the rest of the house is quiet and you may think you are dealing with a larger creature. Rats and mice can do all kinds of damage to your homes wiring and interior by gnawing at baseboards and wooden fixture and they carry myriad diseases.

Common racoon noises in your home:

Raccoons are much larger then most nuisance pests, and quite a bit more vocal. They purr, chitter, growl, snarl, hiss, whimper, and even screech like owls—which can sometimes lead to confusion by pest control experts. Baby raccoon sounds may sound like kittens or crying babies. Racoons can carry disease and are not safe to cohabit with.


Do not attempt to remove certain nuisance animals yourself—keep yourself and your family by hiring a trained professional to remove wildlife from your home. Contact Critter Control of Cape Cod today!