NOISES IN THE ROOF OR WALLS
Oh dear, can you hear noises in the roof or walls? And, more to the point, what do you think is causing them?
Perhaps you’re not sure if it’s just your imagination working overtime during the night. Or maybe the noises are in broad daylight and are very real, very loud and very scary. You’ve perhaps had a look and can’t find what’s causing it, maybe you don’t want to, or can’t.
It can be difficult to decide if you’ve actually got a pest problem or not, as well as what to do about it.
On top of that there’s always the worry that if you let a pest problem get out of hand in the roof or walls then it could damage the building and people inside.
If in doubt, ring or email us for professional pest control advice on how to identify pest problems and how to get rid of pests. We’ve 30 years experience in pest control and provide free pest control surveys.
And we’re available 7 days a week for advice and help. We really do know what we’re doing; you can trust us to get it right.
There’s more information below as well to help you identify noises in the roof and walls.
Rats and mice infest buildings by crawling and climbing through gaps in the walls, under floors, above ceilings and through roof spaces. They move around especially at night, so if you hear noises and the patter of tiny feet in the early hours you could have a mouse infestation or rat infestation. These always need to be controlled because these rodent vermin cause a lot of damage and carry disease. We identified noises like this and used mouse control in Perth for a customer who’d had several sleepless and worried nights.
Birds get into roof spaces to shelter and sleep in the winter; you might hear the sounds they make at dusk and dawn. And you’ll hear noises from nesting birds especially in spring and summer. Some birds cause noise problems all day as well, with nuisance behaviour on roofs and chimneys. Wildlife legislation protects all birds and their nests and says when and how bird control can be done; it’s best to get professional bird control advice. We’ve identified a noisy pest pigeon problem and used bird control and bird proofing in Perth to stop the problem for the house holder. Sparrows living in the eaves of a cottage needed bird control and bird proofing in Cupar once they’d flown the nest. And we’ve identified pest gulls and used bird proofing and bird control in Fife to get rid of them, much to the relief of all the customers affected.
Grey squirrels will force their way in to buildings to find shelter and especially in the spring to find somewhere to have their young; they are very destructive pests. They are pretty noisy because of their size and their activity, and you could hear the noises they make at any time during the day. We identified this problem and used squirrel control in Perth this spring for a customer with a squirrel in the loft. A customer needed squirrel control in Auchterarder for the same problem, but we found a whole family; no wonder it sounded like the roof was falling in.
Bats roost in roof spaces and gaps in walls. They make quite light sounds which you might hear occasionally. They move around from roost to roost, depending on the species and the time of year, so they and the sounds they make aren’t always there. Bats cause no harm to people and are a legally protected species.
And there’s always the unexpected. A customer asked us for pest control in Crieff to help identify noises in her roof and we found a stoat rearing her young. The family moved out as soon as the young were old enough; a happy ending and no harm done.
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