How To Get Rid of Rats in the Attic: The main principle is that you’ve got to first find out if there’s a litter of baby rats (almost always yes), then remove the babies and trap the adult female, and then find out how they rat(s) got inside the attic, and after they are all out, seal the entry holes shut. Cleaning up rat waste afterward is also a good idea. Below I discuss the details of the process, and it is rarely easy. Rat Noises: It’s often possible to determine the type of animal by the noises alone. Rats are the largest of these animals, so the sound scratching often “heavy” – more like thumping or walking than the light scurrying of a rat. Additionally, rats are primarily nocturnal, so the noises occur at night. Most of the noise might happen shortly after dusk, when the animal leaves the attic, and again sometime in the night when it returns. However, the timing of the noise may vary, and sometimes rats will stir during the daytime. In addition, rats are often vocal, and it’s possible to hear their various growls, chirps, cries, and other noises. If there’s a rat family, consisting of a female and a litter of baby rats, you will very often hear the very distinct and unique crying and whining of the babies, surefire evidence of rat presence.Rat Sightings: Many people with a rat in the attic see the animal. It’s a large critter, and it doesn’t exactly hide its presence with swift and silent movements, like a rat. Rats are also often active in the daytime, especially ones living in an attic (see below), so it’s very common for people with a rat in the attic to actually see the animal, as it climbs up the downspout and onto the roof, or sniffs through the garbage can.why Are They There? Wild animals live in attics because it’s great habitat. Attics are generally warm, dry, safe, and protected from the elements. Attics are often in close proximity to the food sources of urbanized animals – garbage cans, pet food, and other human-influenced food sources. An attic scratching like a big, hollow tree or cave – it’s a great place to live! Additionally, female animals have a strong denning instinct when they are pregnant, and instinctively seek out safe, enclosed areas. It’s very common for a female animal about to bear young to find its way into an attic. In fact, and I’m probably going to repeat it multiple times here, the most common scenario with rats in an attic is that of a female with a litter of young. The primary reason a rat enters an attic in the first place scratching so that she can give birth to and raise her young pups. Thus, most incidents of rats in attic are in spring, from February – May.
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If you have or hear scratching in your attic, scratching in your walls or scratching under your floors, call me, I can help, we can remove the offending animal, seal the whole house up tight and restore peace and quite once more.