The Halloween season is when things go bump in the night. But if you hear something in the walls or ceiling of your home, it’s not a trick…and it’s certainly not a treat. Let’s take a look at what might be lurking beyond the sheetrock.

If you hear scratching, gnawing, scurrying or squeaking it could be mice. They often make more noise than you would think they could, misleading you to think it’s something larger.

Speaking of something larger, if you hear running, repeated scraping or rubbing, scratching, squeaks or grunts, it could be a squirrel.

Scratching, scurrying and chirping could mean you have a chipmunk. They also commonly run through gutters.

Scratching, hissing and crying are commons indicators of a raccoon or skunk, although if it’s a skunk you will surely smell it.

Tapping, chirping and flapping is likely a bird. Squeaking, fluttering and low-level scratching could be a bat.

If you hear noises in your wall, it’s best to get it checked out by a local pest control expert rather than exploring on your own. Contact Attention Pest Solutions today for a free inspection. We offer residential pest control and commercial pest control for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.