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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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I have been checking traps from Macon to Atlanta half the day helping techs stay cought up on trap checking heading to a house now to see if I can find a snake in basement they seen
by Justin A.
Nov 30, 2015 02:47:58 pm.

Don't let attic animal critter problems ruin your holidays. Call the best animal removal and prevention company around... Ridacritter. We will provide a free inspection and quote for animal removal and exclusion. Don't delay call today.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 25, 2015 08:43:45 am.

Requoted a house in Atlanta, repairs got removes cause they got a new roof, down to Newnan for squirrels, then up to Suwannee for flyers and finished up back in Atlanta, squirrels again. Good day
by Chris Collender
Nov 24, 2015 08:33:27 am.

Rats seemed to have taken over all the way from Birmingham, Al, to Augusta, Ga. They are everywhere!
by Amber A.
Nov 23, 2015 02:59:25 pm.

Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone. We often get an influx of nuisance animal calls during the holidays. The reason for the influx seems to be guest in town staying in bedrooms not often used and those guests hearing critters in the attic.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 23, 2015 08:38:16 am.

New Google+ Post: Strong, Tight-Fitting Crawl Space Doors Seal Out Critters
by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2015 07:55:43 am.

New Google+ Post: Animal-Proofing a House with a Divided Foundation
by Webmaster
Nov 20, 2015 10:09:27 am.

Going to give thanks to our pest control friends in Columbus Ga, Manchester Ga and Sharpsburg Ga for referring us for their wildlife needs for their customers.
by Jason Arruda
Nov 20, 2015 09:21:17 am.

Lots of driving, went to snellville for bats, then off to Cummings for rats, Roswell for squirrels and rats(has had issues for ever), Duluth for squirrels, then to canton for rats again. Good times
by Chris Collender
Nov 19, 2015 11:43:16 am.

We have seen a little of everything today! Must be that nasty weather! Squirrels, rats, bats from Atlanta to Birmingham!
by Amber A.
Nov 18, 2015 03:14:22 pm.

New Google+ Post: Shoddy Animal-Proofing in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 17, 2015 05:25:23 pm.

Headed to Athens today for a couple of meetings today. To ALL of you that refer Rid-A-Citter I want to say, Thank You!!!
by Jason Arruda
Nov 17, 2015 09:47:21 am.

Crazy day yesterday, stone mountain to quote a insulation where customer wants to get rid of his old rat dropping filled insulation, then to Winston to quote a rental property with flying squirrels, and last stop of the day, Atlanta, Rats.
by Chris Collender
Nov 17, 2015 09:04:45 am.

Barely in the office 10 minutes and we already have a family of squirrels taking over a house in Roswell!
by Amber A.
Nov 17, 2015 08:45:08 am.

Beautiful day in the south! Finally the rain is gone and the sun is out.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 13, 2015 09:37:52 am.

Got a family of raccoons keeping a family in Alpharetta up at night! Off we go to investigate & solve the problem!
by Amber A.
Nov 13, 2015 08:20:11 am.

New Google+ Post: How NOT to Seal Rats and Other Animals Out of a House
by Webmaster
Nov 12, 2015 02:07:40 pm.

This morning I was in powder springs for squirrels, then to Rome for bats in the attic, now headed to Dalton,
by Chris Collender
Nov 12, 2015 10:49:09 am.

Animals are all over today. Got some bats in Macon & mice taking over Lawrenceville!
by Amber A.
Nov 11, 2015 12:55:20 pm.

Looks like Smyrna has some residents with rat issues. Nothing we can't handle!
by Amber A.
Nov 10, 2015 09:52:38 am.

New Google+ Post: Squirrel Chew Hole in a House in Marietta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 10, 2015 09:52:24 am.

Started off in Stockbridge, rats, then to Atlanta, for rats, then to lawrenceville, yeah squirrels, then got 2 jobs I quoted several years ago, ready to get there house animal free. Glad we could help
by Chris Collender
Nov 09, 2015 06:47:26 pm.

Rats seem to be heavy in Atlanta today! Luckily we have highly experenced technicians that can handle just about anything!
by Amber A.
Nov 09, 2015 09:09:40 am.

Rainy day for most of Georgia but it isn't keeping the bats out, especially in Macon!
by Amber A.
Nov 06, 2015 09:02:27 am.

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

Georgia: All of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Augusta, Carrollton, Columbus, Cummings, Dacula, Doraville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, 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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