According to Punxsutawney Phil, his shadow earlier this month indicated another six more weeks of winter. Here in the Hudson Valley, we have fared well with the winter weather without much snow or fridge temperatures.
With warmer temperatures many insects and animals are coming out of their hibernation states prematurely in search of food. With this, some Pleasant Valley homeowners, homes in New Paltz and surrounding areas are hearing sounds and noises coming from the attic, ceiling, walls, crawl spaces, etc. As animals and rodents move around, they can scratch, thumps, scurry and pitter-patter.
Let’s help you determine that noise in your attic, ceiling or wall:
Daytime Noises: Grey Squirrel
The gray squirrel is active during the daytime, particularly early morning and early evening. Squirrels make fast, scurrying noises running.
Sometimes raccoons can make noises during the day, but make heavier and slower noises.
Vocal growls or chattering, can indicate raccoons.
Fast Pitter-Patter at Night: Rodents
Rats and mice can be surprisingly loud. Sometimes they can scratch, but if you hear fast running, particularly if it goes up and down walls, then you’ve got rats or mice!
Thumping at Night: Larger Animal.
Thumping usually comes from larger animals, like a raccoon or opossum.
Once the varmint is identified, Craig Thomas Pest Control, your wildlife removal specialist will create a treatment plan to trap, remove and seal to prevent entry again. The most important thing after removing the animal is cleaning up the mess they left and preventing animal entry again. As your Poughkeepsie wildlife removal specialists, we help homeowners and business in Germantown, Millbrook, Highland, Warwick, Cornwall and Pawling with effective wildlife solutions.