Raccoon Noises

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If you hear noises in your Attic late at night, it’s likely that you have a wild animal or two residing in your attic, scratching on your roof. I’ll run through some of the different types of Noise you might hear in your attic or roof at night:

Find out more about these Animals by clicking on the following links: bats in attic – raccoons in attic – Rats in attic – mice in attic – possums in attic

Thumping: If you hear thumping in your attic late at night, it’s most likely a larger animal like a Raccoon or opossum hopping from one section of the attic to another, vigorously shoving or damaging something, or dragging anything heavy.

Scratching: Most animals scratch in the attic to make room for nesting or even bury food. Scratching is done by raccoons, rats, mice, and squirrels. Because you hear noises at night, you’re likely dealing with a Nocturnal animal, so it’s not a squirrel. It’s difficult to Estimate the animal’s size because the volume of the noise is influenced by a variety of circumstances. In a quiet house, a small mouse scratching directly on the sheetrock over your head will sound louder than a large raccoon scratching a wood beam far away in the attic in a house with a lot of background noise.

Squirrels or rats are most likely making rolling ball noises.

Raccoon Vocalizations are most likely. In the attic, rats, mice, opossums, and squirrels do not make vocal noises. This is a good Indicator that you have a raccoon or a family of coons in your home. For more information on raccoon noises, continue reading.

Noises made by raccoons: The noises made by raccoons can often be used to determine the animal’s Species. Because raccoons are the largest of these animals, their sound is generally “heavy,” like thumping or strolling rather than the quick scurrying of rats. Furthermore, because raccoons are primarily nocturnal, the noises are heard at night. The most of the noise is likely to occur immediately after nightfall, when the animal leaves the attic, and later in the night, when it returns. However, the timing of the noise can vary, and raccoons have been known to stir during the day. Furthermore, raccoons are vocal, and their numerous growls, chirps, howls, and other noises can be heard. You’ll often hear the highly distinct and unusual weeping and whining of the babies if there’s a Raccoon family, consisting of a female and a Litter of Baby raccoons, which is clear evidence of Raccoon presence.