Scratching Noise in Ceiling

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"There's a scratching noise coming from the ceiling."

Scratching noise in ceiling: urban wildlife problem

If you are hearing a scratching noise coming from the ceiling, we will ask you the following questions to help determine the cause:

  • What time(s) of day is it scratching?
  • Is the scratching noise always in the same spot?
  • How long have you been hearing the noise?
  • Do you hear it travel from point A to point B fast or slow?
  • Have you ever had wild animals in your house or structure before?
  • Do you know of any holes or way a critter could access your home?
  • Is your soffit / eaves in good repair?
  • How old is your home?
  • Do you have a ranch style house or a two-story?
  • Is there attic space above the noise or is the noise between the first and second floors?
  • Is your attic accessible?
  • Do you hear any verbal audible sounds?
  • Do you have any pets? If yes, do you feed them inside or out?
  • Do you have a bird feeder?
  • Have you ever had mice in the house before?


Scratching noise in ceiling: animal control problemDepending on your answers to the above questions, the problem may be caused by the following critters:

  • Raccoon
  • Squirrel
  • Mouse or Mice
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Bats
  • Rats


The solution may involve the following:

  1. Investigate CSI (Critter Scene Investigation)
  2. Trap
  3. Clean up fecal matter
  4. Exclusion (repair and prevent recurrence)

Call us today and sleep better tonight!
Call Critter Catcher 513-797-TRAP

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