Scratching noises in wall/ceiling

Old 04-07-18, 03:47 PM
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Scratching noises in wall/ceiling

Hello all! New member. I just joined to ask about an incident last night. I sleep in an upstairs bedroom (right against the roof) and I woke up around 1am to the distinct sound of scratching. I traced the source of the noise to an upper corner of the upstairs bathroom. The bathroom is a dormer which would place the sound right near where the roof of the bathroom meets the peak of the main roof. It was a clearly audible, rhythmic scratching that sounded like it was right against the other side of the drywall. I checked outside today in the area where I heard it but saw no visible evidence of any animal activity. Last night was the first time I ever experienced this. I guess my point is that it kind of freaked me out and I'm hoping it was just a critter on the roof that moved on. Is it possible it was just a one time occurrence? Hopefully it doesn't happen again. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Old 04-07-18, 08:09 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

From your description..... it sounds like you have mice.
You're not going to see much outside. They can squeeze into a house almost anywhere. Is there any attic access where you could set a few mice traps ?
Old 04-08-18, 03:06 AM
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I agree, look for their droppings. I'd set out traps near where you heard the noise and/or see their droppings. Mice don't normally leave on their own.

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