Creepy Critters in the Walls? Decoding Rodent Sounds in Your Home

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At AAA Pest Control, we know that nighttime noises can be unsettling, especially when they seem to be coming from within your walls. If you suspect a rodent infestation, understanding the sounds they make can be your first line of defense. Let’s explore the different noises rodents make and what they might tell you:

Gnawing: This is a classic sign of rodent activity. Rodents have continuously growing incisors that they need to gnaw on to keep them from becoming overgrown. The sound of gnawing can be persistent and will often come from behind walls or cabinets where rodents might be chewing on wires, wood, or other materials.

Scurrying: This is the sound of tiny feet! If you hear a light, rapid skittering sound, particularly at night, it’s a good indication of rodents moving around your house. This sound is often more noticeable in attics, crawlspaces, or behind walls where rodents like to create their nests.

Scratching: Similar to gnawing, scratching can indicate rodents trying to gain access to new areas or climbing within walls. This sound can be more sporadic than gnawing and might be accompanied by scurrying if the rodents are disturbed.

Other Sounds: Rodents also communicate with each other through squeaking, squealing, and chattering. While these sounds are less common to hear inside the house, they can sometimes be noticeable in severe infestations.

Putting the Pieces Together: The specific meaning behind a rodent noise can depend on the context. For example, nighttime gnawing likely indicates general activity, while daytime scratching might suggest an attempt to enter your living space.

When to Call a Professional: If you’re hearing any of these noises consistently, it’s time to call a professional pest control company. Early intervention is key to preventing a full-blown infestation and the potential damage rodents can cause.

AAA Pest Control: Your Rodent Removal Experts

Don’t let these nighttime noises become a long-term problem. Our experienced technicians at AAA Pest Control can identify the type of rodent, locate their entry points, and develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the infestation and prevent future problems.

Contact AAA Pest Control today and reclaim your home from unwanted guests!