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Scratching noise coming from inside my walls..if it is mice rats possums, their a way to get rid of them permanently?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Jul. 8, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • You will need to find where they are getting in at, then plug the hole(s). That way, as you trap whatever critters have invaded your home & dispose of them, no more can follow.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:54 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • They will eventually die and stink, then decompose. I had this happen last fall. They were trapped in there. We ended up having to cut a hole in the wall and take them out. We waited about a day after we noticed the noise stop and then cut it open. The smell was unbelievable and there were about 20 dead mice. We had a pest control company come out and seal up all the holes on the outside of the house and it took care of the problem.

    Answer by JessalynnJade at 4:02 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • It could be birds. We had bird build a nest in one of the vents that leads from the outside of the house to the bathroom fan in the master bathroom. The vent was right outside our bedroom so we could hear the scratching all the time. I thought for sure we had mice in our attic until DH saw the birds flying into the vent. We had to have a pest control company come out and clean out the nest and put guards over the vents.

    Answer by Journey311 at 11:00 PM on Jul. 8, 2010