Lake County Homeowners Call About Scratching Noise in the Wall – What they find is troubling.
It is common this time of year to hear scratching in the walls, but the source could prove to be damaging to your home and health.
Gary, Ind. - Aug. 4, 2015 - As the sun sat one evening and the homeowner put her children to bed, there was a scratching noise in the wall. It was hardly audible, and the kids did not notice. This homeowner had no clue of what was behind the wall, only that it did not belong.
Later, she discussed the noise with her husband and, together, they decided to wait it out.
After one week passes, the scratching noise in the wall gets worse. The homeowner called the American Animal Control, LLC’s (AAC) toll free hotline to schedule a time for the problem to be addressed.
When the AAC technician arrived he informed the homeowner about what happens in the summer when in gets hot.
“Bats scratching in the walls?” They asked.
When it gets hot in the summer the bat populations that have been peacefully hiding in attics and roofs go on the move. Attics get too hot for bats. They will find any way out possible such as going down wall cavities. Ultimately they make their way to the basement or out of the home altogether.
To confirm this was the problem here, the AAC technician performed a full inspection of the roof and attic. There are tell tale signs of bat infestations. One sign is dirty louvers, eves and/or soffits.
Upon completion of the exterior inspection, began the attic inspection. It did not take long for the technician to diagnose a bat problem. The smell and quantity of guano mounds was more than enough, but the bats flying around confirmed the infestation.
American Animal Control, LLC’s technician proposed a method for humanely removing the bats by installing one-way doors for them as well as barricading paths down wall cavities. Once all of the bats left the house, and were unable to enter again AAC was able to get to the dirty work.
Mounds of bat guano, left in the attic, poses a threat to the inhabitants of the home. Histoplasmosis is one threat.
A full attic clean-out removed the guano and contaminated insulation.
The children of this Gary home can rest easy knowing that the bats are gone.
American Animal Control, LLC is one of Lake County’s most recommended wildlife removal companies because of their attention to detail, and their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to remove bats or any other nuisance wildlife.