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Animal Noises in the Attic and Walls

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Very often, odd noises in the walls or ceilings are the first sign of an animal problem.

"I hear an animal in my attic or wall."

We get a lot of call like that, especially in the late summer and early fall. And truthfully, if it weren't for the seriousness of the subject, these calls would be pretty amusing. People can be pretty funny and creative when they're trying to imitate the animal noises they've been hearing.

But hearing animal noises in the attic is no laughing matter. Animals living in your attic or wall voids can create all kinds of health and safety risks.

Animals in the Attic and Walls

There are quite a few animals who commonly take up residence in the attics, walls, and other structural voids of homes, office buildings, and other structures. Although they may seem harmless, all of these animals can cause problems that can include diseases, structural damage, and fires.

Trapping and Controlling Animals in Attics and Walls

Safe, effective removal of animals in the attic, like all humane animal control, consists of several steps. In the case of attic animals, these steps are:

  1. Identify the animal. Knowing the animal you're dealing with, its habits, and its food preferences is vital to effective control

  2. Identify entry, exit, and travel routes. This helps in setting traps most effectively, as well serving as a blueprint for repairs.

  3. Trap and remove animals from the attic or wall void, and use exclusion techniques to keep animals out of the attic. The exact methods used vary with the specie of animal living in the attic.

  4. Repair the animal damage. This may involve sealing, replacing shingles or siding, closing holes and gaps, and replacing insulation.

Animals in the attic or wall voids can be dangerous. If you're hearing animal sounds coming from anywhere in your home, contact us right away. We'll send one of our professional Animal Control Specialists to inspect your property and, if necessary, suggest the best treatment to safely and humanely remove animals from your home, and perform exclusion to keep them out permanently.

Rid-A-Critter is a regional animal control company with local animal control specialists living and working in Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and all of Northern and Central Georgia, as well as in the Aiken, South Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama areas.


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Sealing a house in Aiken sc for bats today and have another house in grove town ga tomorrow to seal with bats
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jul 21, 2015 10:43:43 am.

Sealed a house in downtown Aiken SC for bats. Customer had Aprox 300 plus bats .
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Apr 08, 2015 11:28:24 am.

Sealing a house for mice in north Agusta sc
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Mar 20, 2015 10:36:07 am.

Sealed a house in Athens for grey squirrels and working in a house today in Aiken for bats.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Mar 12, 2015 10:48:50 am.

Burr, it's cold, your house is a critters paradise. Just quoted a house in Marietta with flyers, not going to Atlanta for rats.
by Chris Collender
Jan 08, 2015 10:05:11 am.

Busy day, rats in Marietta, squirrels in Roswell and brasseslton, back to Atlanta where flyers have invated a home, now to Decatur to quote another house with rats.
by Chris Collender
Dec 02, 2014 01:17:34 pm.

Busy day, mice in Atlanta, squirrels in Duluth, quoted a customer in Lithia springs that had squirrels but he didn't know about the massive bat infestation, crazy.
by Chris Collender
Nov 21, 2014 12:56:46 pm.

Crazy day today, saw a flying squirrel run up a brick wall in Atlanta, now flyers in a attic in sugar hill, now off to norcross for some cold weather bats.
by Chris Collender
Nov 19, 2014 01:15:35 pm.

Man what a cold day to be on a roof. Sealed a house for bats in hepzibath ga . Gave a quote for mice in north Augusta sc.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Nov 18, 2014 12:26:29 pm.

Sealed a house in north Augusta for squirrels and quoted one in Aiken for bats.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Oct 29, 2014 11:33:34 am.

Sealed a house in west lake in Martinez Monday and Tuesday. Sealed another in Evans today for grey squirrels
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Oct 23, 2014 02:27:44 pm.

Sealed a house in Aiken sc for opossum. And gave a quote in north Augusta sc for mice.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Aug 28, 2014 01:31:22 pm.

Rid-A-Critter provides attic animal and bird control in:

Georgia: All of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Augusta, Carrollton, Cummings, Dacula, Doraville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Marietta, Macon, Milton, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Suwanee, Villa Rica, and everywhere in between.

South Carolina: Please here for service in Aiken SC, Evans, Martinez, North Augusta, and the surrounding areas.

Alabama: Click here for our Alabama office.

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