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What’s Behind Scratching Noises in Attic Walls?

Are you worried about scratching Noises in Attic Walls? If noises can suddenly be heard from the attic at night, if it smells unpleasant and if the insulation wool suddenly hangs from the ceiling in tatters as if by magic, then a ghost is by no means up to mischief.

With a high probability, it is instead a marten, more precisely a stone marten. A cute-looking, canine-like predator that likes to climb and drives many homeowners crazy. If scratching noises occur in the attic, mainly at night, this can be pretty scary for some people. Animal roommates are usually responsible for these noises. To better assess the need for possible measures, the problem should first be identified accurately.


Clearly Identify the Culprit(s)

If you are woken up at night by scratching noises in attic walls, it can sometimes be challenging to pinpoint the exact location of the sound source. For example, sometimes the impression of scratching noises can arise in a wall. However, the noises are only transmitted through the wall material from a sound source in the attic.

Depending on the nature of your attic, animal roommates could mainly be the following types of animals:

· Squirrel

· Raccoons

· Mice

· Rats

· Dormouse

· Marten

While squirrels usually do not cause much damage, raccoons make themselves relatively clearly noticeable with much noise and more significant damage. Rodents such as mice, rats, dormice, and martens also differ in the noises they make but are often difficult to distinguish from laypeople. But you can put an egg in the attic for testing: While a marten drags it away primarily unchanged, a rat would eat it on the spot and leave the shells behind.

Mice and dormice, on the other hand, do not attack an egg at all. In addition, the animals can be distinguished by the size of their excrement. For example, Marten marks their territory with pieces of excrement the size of a thumb and a lot of urine, which can sometimes even penetrate the false ceiling.

Signs of Rodent Infestation

Gnawed or Torn Food Packaging

Rat Droppings

Rubbing Marks on Baseboards

Burrows under structures


Scratching Noises in Ceiling or Walls

Arrange with roomates or family to get rid of them

Suppose the structure of your house is not affected by the uninvited visitors. In that case, specific reasons for species and environmental protection speak in favor of considering a peaceful coexistence with the animal guests. Stone martens are protected species and are dependent on dry winter quarters. A plastic tarpaulin can be used to prevent damage caused by the excretion of feces and urine at a low cost. The insulation of the roof can be protected from damage by nested rodents with tight cladding.

But while dormice, for example, hardly make any dirt, mice and rat populations can become a problem in a relatively short time. If you set the traps in the right places (according to the traces left), you can get mice and rats with live or dead traps under control. In case of doubt, poisons with anticoagulants should be reserved for use by a professional exterminator.

In this way, the attic can be secured against intruders.

The most helpful strategy against unwanted roommates in the house is to physically secure the attic from intruders. Shorten the branches of trees that would allow access to the attic. Openings can be made rodent-proof with unique metal grilles. The very agile martens can also be fended off with special marten brushes on the downpipes or scared off with a special repellent. To solve your scratching noised in the Attic Walls, get in touch with Wildlife Troopers today by calling at (561) 298-3252.

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"We were having rodent problems at our home. We had another trapper come out to seal entry points. We had Wildlife Troopers come out for a second opinion. They were extremely responsive and showed up right on time for their appointment. they told us that everything was handled properly and no further action was needed. 

- Lauren Willinger

"The attic is sanitized and vacuumed clean. Free of rodent hair. They sealed up all potential entry points and have promised to come back if needed. They also set traps inthe attic and came back to remove what was caught. Jose and Jamel are two gentlemen, hard working and keep their word. I will definitely recomend them to my neighbors and friends. I believe our problem is behind us."

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