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Identifying the Sounds of Rats

Identifying the Sounds of Rats

Do you hear strange scratching, squeaking, and scurrying noises from your walls, floors and even ceiling? If so, you may be a victim of a rat infestation. Rats have the potential to cause significant harm to your property, including damaging electrical systems, which can lead to an unsafe environment for occupants living inside. In this blog post, we will explore what rats sound like in walls and how to remove them.

What Do Rats Sound Like in Walls?

The sound of rats in walls is typically a scratching or clawing noise that can be heard at night when it’s quiet. Rats have sharp claws and teeth, which they use to chew through drywall or other materials in the house. As they make their nests, they can cause damage to electrical wiring and other infrastructure. It’s important for homeowners to address a rat infestation as soon as possible to reduce the impact on their home and their well-being.

How to Eliminate Rats in Walls

Below are some tips on how to eliminate rats that have nested in your walls:


The best way to keep rats out of your walls is to make sure they can’t get in the first place. Ensure all potential entry points are sealed off, including cracks around windows, door frames, and rooflines. If you have any trees or shrubs that come close to the home, ensure they are trimmed to keep them from providing easy access for rats.

Traps and Bait

Setting up traps can be a great way to eliminate any rats that have already made their way into your walls. Place the traps close to entry points or around areas you suspect the rat might be using as its nest. You can also use bait to lure the rat into your traps, such as peanut butter or seeds. Check the traps regularly and dispose of any rats you find responsibly.

Ultrasonic Devices

Ultrasonic devices can be used to deter rats from nesting in walls. These devices emit high-pitched noises that are too high for humans (and most pets) to hear but are extremely unpleasant for rats. The noise may be enough to drive the rats away.

Professional Help

If all else fails, it’s best to call in a professional pest control expert who can properly assess the situation and determine the best way of getting rid of your rat problem. They can help you identify the entry points rats are using and take all necessary actions to ensure that your home is rat-free in no time. If you are looking for a rat exterminator, contact the experts at Willis Pest Control.

Contact Willis Pest Control for Pest Removal

At Willis Pest Control, we are specialists in providing expert pest control solutions across Birmingham and the Midlands. For help in dealing with rats, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert Willis Pest Control team, give us a call at 0121 588 5258 or 07305 518033.