1. Sounds From Your AtticIn many homes, the attic is unused space. From an animal's point of view, this makes it the perfect spot to make a nest and avoid detection while enjoying all the benefits that a human habitation has to offer. Tree-dwelling creatures, such as squirrels, birds, and raccoons, are most likely to take up residence in the attic, but mice may nest up there as well. If there are animals living in your attic, you may hear sounds coming from up there during the times that they are active. The types of sounds and their timing can help you figure out what kind of animal you have:
- If you hear chirping noises, you may have a nest of baby birds in the attic. The adults make scurrying or rustling noises.
- Sounds of running, scampering, or squeaking at night indicate mice in the attic.
- Squirrels go out during the day to gather food, so you are most likely to hear them jumping around early in the morning before they depart.
- Raccoons are most active at night and make a quiet sliding noise when making a nest in the attic.