Critters Behind the Mask: Who Is Making Spooky Sounds in Your Home?

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Halloween is often associated with things that go “bump in the night” or spooky, unexplained sounds. From bats and raccoons to opossums and skunks, it’s not always difficult for these furry creatures to find their way into your home. If you don’t know where they are and you’re hearing unexplained noises, it can cause a bit of a fright!

Scary movies have often depicted some of these nocturnal animals as scary creatures that are to be feared, but let’s discuss how that couldn’t be further from the truth. let’s separate fact from fiction and learn a bit more about how these creatures can get into your home, and what you can do to safely get rid of them using an animal removal service like Animal Capture Wildlife Control.

How Are Animals Getting into My Home?

Animals break into homes in different ways, but most of them are just trying to find shelter and food. Raccoons, for instance, might look like scary little bandits, but the only real sneaking around they do is through chimneys, ducts, or any other opening outside of your house they can fit through. They’re often found in the attic or basement, and are usually there to protect their family, so be sure to look out for more than one. A good indicator of raccoons is any sign of their droppings, scratch marks or digging trails near any entry points to the house.

Bats, on the other hand, can get in through smaller spaces. An open window or any type of crack in the foundation can be big enough for a bat to sneak in. If you see any staining on the walls, scuff marks, dirt, or hear unusual fluttering commotion at night, it could be a sign that a bat has found shelter in your home.

Removing Critters Carefully

While it can be a little scary not knowing what might be lurking around your house, most of these critters mean you no harm. That being said, they do belong out in the wild, not in your home. The best way to get rid of them safely is to call in wild animal removal services. LA animal control experts like Animal Capture Wildlife Control. We can safely and effectively remove all types of animals, so you don’t have to endure the company of unwanted house guests or unexplained spooky noises throughout the night.

While you don’t need to buy in to some of the typical Halloween myths about nocturnal animals, you should always do the right thing when it comes to showing the door to an unwanted houseguest. Call us today at (310) 551-0901 for your secure, safe and all around successful animal removal needs!