Mice

You may know you have mice in your San Jose home if you hear scurrying, scratching, or thumping. Mice are most active in the evening hours, so this is when you’ll likely hear their activity. You may hear them in a variety of areas in your home, including

  • Walls
  • Ceiling
  • Attic
  • Basement

How do you know if there’s a mouse versus a squirrel in your home? If you hear the sounds at night, the sound is likely from a mouse. If the sound is heard in the daytime, you could have a squirrel problem. Both animals cause extensive damage, so if you suspect either of them in your home, call Critter Control of San Jose right away.

Squirrels

Squirrels are diurnal, which means they are most active during the daytime. Squirrels are likely the only animal you’ll hear scurrying in your home during the day. Common sounds you may hear in your walls or ceiling include

  • Scurrying
  • Chattering
  • Thumping
  • Barking
  • Rubbing
  • Grunting

Raccoons

Raccoons are the loudest animal that will be in your San Jose home. If you hear loud thumping, they’re probably the culprit! Raccoons average around 20 pounds. Common sounds you may hear from raccoons include

  • Thumping
  • Mewing (high v low)
  • Scratching
  • Dragging

If you hear high-pitched mewing, the sound is probably coming from a baby raccoon. Low-pitched mewing is likely an adult raccoon. Raccoons are nocturnal, so any sounds from them will be during the nighttime hours.

Bats

Bats are nocturnal animals, so any sounds you hear from them will be during the nighttime hours. Common sounds from bats include flapping, squeaking, and chirping. You may also hear them bump into the walls of your attic. Bats can also make their way into your walls through small holes in your exterior walls, so if you hear thumping around in your walls, they could be the culprit. Wherever they reside, they will form a colony which can cause a lot of damage.  

No matter what sounds you’re hearing in your attic, it’s important to have them checked out.

Skunks

If you have skunks residing in your San Jose home, you may hear squealing, hissing, stomping, or screeching. As we all know, skunks can emit a very unpleasant odor, so if you suspect they have taken up residence in your San Jose home, it’s important to have them removed as soon as you suspect they’re there!

Birds

Common sounds that come from birds in your San Jose home include endless chirping and flapping. You may also hear them bumping into the walls of your attic. As they make their nest in your home, you’ll also hear them scratching about. If you have birds in your home, they will make a mess with their nesting materials, so if you suspect their presence, call Critter Control of San Jose right away!

 

No matter what strange noises you hear in your home, Critter Control of San Jose can diagnose and solve the problem! Give us a call today. 408.915.2172