At night, the only sound you want to hear is the slow breathing of your partner as you get your beauty sleep.
However, when things go bumpy, scratching, thumping, scurrying or other pitter-patter noises are never a good sign.
Like most people, you’ll indeed sit tight and try and listen from where the noises are coming.
While you may be asking yourself lots of questions about the noises, our best guess is in the middle of the night, and the sounds of pitter-patter, you’re dealing with animal problems.
This is why, as the temperatures drop, various animals like squirrels, raccoons, bats, rats, mice, possums, birds, etc., need shelter from the cold outside. Your attic or walls is the perfect spot.
You may be inclined to take pity on these uninvited guests, but you don’t want them in your home because of the damage they can cause and the disease they can spread to your family.
While some of these creatures may only be seeking a temporary residence, they may end up nesting in your home to try and raise their young ones.
So, when you find these creatures, take action.
What you do
You may be lucky to find these animals, which in most cases does not happen. But of course, you’ll find evidence of their activity such as:
- Chewed wood particles, wires
- Loose insulation
- Claw marks
When it comes to dealing with these creatures, prevention is vital:
- See to it that you seal off all potential entry points, including capping your chimney top.
- Tightly close your garbage can and don’t leave your pet food outside, so they don’t get to feed off food remains
- At night, leave your lights on for a while to scare off opossums and raccoons
- Trim off the tall grasses and bush on your backyard that may be inviting to these creatures
The next step is setting up traps or calling wildlife trapping services.
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