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Are Those Spooky Sounds Rodents and Bugs?

Are Those Spooky Sounds Rodents and Bugs?

Are those spooky sounds rodents and insects?

With the lengthening nights and a chill in the air, homeowners often find themselves grappling with mysterious sounds that echo through their homes. While horror stories may attribute these noises to the supernatural, the reality is often more grounded: rodents and insects. This exploration will unravel the unsettling sounds these unwelcome guests produce, strategies to address them, and the support Viking Pest can offer.

Scratching and Scuttling Sounds: The Ghostly Rats and Mice

Rodents, particularly rats and mice, are known for the distinct scratching or scuttling noises they generate as they move about. Whether in walls, attics, or beneath floors, these pests can cause structural damage and health concerns. Immediate action is paramount.

What to do:

  • Inspect your home for entry points and seal any cracks or holes.
  • Click here to read our handy blog "How to Rodent-Proof Your Home for Fall"

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Chirping and Chirring: The Haunting Insects

Insects like crickets and beetles can create strange chirping or chirring sounds that might sound like they’re straight out of a horror movie. While these pests are typically not as destructive as rodents, their persistent sounds can be unnerving.

What to do:

  • Identify the source of the sound and take steps to eliminate or relocate the insects.
  • Ensure doors and windows are sealed to prevent further infestations.

Whispering Wind: The Mysterious Drafts

While not directly caused by pests, the eerie, ghostly sounds of drafts and wind whistling through gaps in your home can make you feel like you’re living in a haunted house. These sounds can also hint at energy inefficiency and the presence of gaps that pests can use to access your home.

What to do:

  • Seal gaps around doors and windows with weather stripping or caulking to prevent drafts.
  • Consider improving insulation to make your home more energy-efficient and pest-proof.


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Buzzing and Humming: The Alarming Electrical Issues

Pest infestations can sometimes lead to electrical problems. Pests like ants and termites are known to chew through wiring, causing buzzing or humming noises and posing a fire hazard. Mice and rats are also common culprits in house fires and other electrical issues. It has been estimated that rodents cause up to 20 percent of undetermined fires in the United States each year.

What to do:

  • If you suspect electrical issues, immediately turn off the power to the affected area.
  • Call an electrician to inspect and repair any damaged wiring.

Professional Solutions from Viking

In the dark of night, the sounds of unwanted visitors can turn your cozy home into a house of horrors. By understanding these noises and taking swift action, you can ensure your home remains a sanctuary rather than a haunt. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to consult with pest control professionals like the ones at Viking. Our experts can help you identify and eradicate the source of these spine-tingling sounds, ensuring your peace of mind is restored.

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