Noises in the attic noises in the attic are worrying and can be an indication that rodents or other wildlife may be living in your roof.
Something in my roof.
Patch large holes or rotted areas temporarily with pieces of metal roof flashing.
As the temperature continues to drop these animals tend to make their way into our homes or businesses for warmth and shelter.
One of the most common critters to find in your home throughout the winter months are bats.
Most of the noises seem to be coming from the top of the walls.
Birds and bats on the roof birds are another common species that can be spotted on the roof and while they do not generally cause significant damage they will often leave droppings on the roof which can leave unsightly stains.
Run a thick bead of exterior grade caulking over the steel wool to seal the packed gap.
There are loud banging noises coming from our attic roof.
Permethrin dust can be injected into the roof cavity to control this threat.
If it s a hole maybe 2 inches in diameter with chewing around the perimeter that s squirrel.
A simpler way of determining which rodents you have in your roof is to enter the void if possible and look for evidence in the form of droppings.
If it s a large hole with damage like a torn open roof or a busted eave that s a raccoon.
Examine the outside of the house especially around the eves vents and roof and you ll find the entry holes.
It could be a loose pipe a dislodged soffit panel or a piece of siding or even faulty electrical components.
Its not all in one area.
It literally sounds like someone punching sheetrock.
Bats enjoy making their roost in places higher up such as attics.
If you suspect an unwanted intruder in your roof be sure to contact us on 1300 665 573 or complete the contact us form and we will contact you at an opportune time.
Cats and foxes require an entry point similar to a possum.
As i sit here in bed trying to get some sleep i cannot.
Squirrels will make significant amount of noise when entering and exiting the home in search of food.
Tree squirrels have a tendency to enter attics and set up permanent residency homes.
Homeowners will commonly complain of jumping scurrying or scratching sounds in the ceiling during the daylight hours.
Rat droppings are much larger 1 2cm long.
It s either a critter in your walls or ceiling or something related to the building itself.
Attics lofts or ceiling cavities are ideal environments for possums rats and mice who damage stored items and electric cabling by gnawing and possibly causing fires.
This should be easily identifiable and closed off.