Noises at Night

Noises in the attic, pitter patter running sound in the ceiling at night ? Yep it’s probably Rodents:
(derived from the Latin word “rodere,” to gnaw),

rats in the attic

Rats have large, durable front teeth. Their incisors rank at 5.5 on the Mohs scale, which geologists use to measure minerals’ hardness; for comparison, iron scores around 5.0. Rats use their constantly growing incisors to gain access to food. They can cause structural damage in buildings by chewing through wood and insulation, and trigger fires by gnawing on wiring. In garages, rats often nest inside cars, where they will also chew through insulation, wires and hoses.

Rats make a combination of squeaking, hissing, and chattering sounds. They can communicate different emotions depending on the frequency of the noise. Often, squeaks or hisses signify that a rat is afraid or in pain. The pests also chomp and grind their teeth.

If you have noises, call McDonald Pest Control. McDonald Pest Control provides pest control services and lawn care in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area. For more information, go to our web site

or call (727) 734-0963

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