Noises in the roof and walls are often heard in winter. The commonest cause is mice in the roof and walls or rats in the roof and walls. The noises are heard most often at night because that is when mice and rats are most likely to be heard moving around. Listen for scrabbling and scratching noises and odd little bumps in the night: they can sound faint or loud depending on the house structure. Sometimes you will hear them in the daytime too.
Mouse pest control and rat pest control are definitely needed to get rid of these mice and rats before a mouse infestation or rat infestation runs out of hand. This is because mice and rats can cause a lot of damage by chewing everything they come across, such a pipe insulation, underfloor heating pipes, water pipes and electric cables. Even just a few tiny mice can cause a lot of damage in a few days as they can chew 6 times every second, nibbling away to find something to eat. We have had several customers with collapsed ceilings from water leaks caused by these rodent vermin, as well as faulty alarms, broken freezers and failing lights due to chewed cables.
Just using a few traps will never control a mouse or rat infestation and reach the level of mouse control and rat control needed to avoid damage from these vermin. Professional mouse control and professional rat control is the best way to get rid of mice and rats. We provide professional mouse and rat control, using poison baiting done safely and legally. We also can inspect for mouse and rat entry points and advise on rat and mouse proofing and can install mouse proofing and rat proofing too.
So, do not ignore noises in the roof and walls. Very often these are the only signs of a mouse infestation or rat infestation. Contact us for advice on mouse control and rat control in Perth and Kinross and mouse control and rat control in Pitlochry before a mouse infestation or rat infestation gets out of hand and the property gets damaged.