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Little noises in the loft.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lindenlea, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Thought there was a big moth fluttering on the top of the wardrobe but there was nothing there and had to conclude the little noises were coming from the loft. OH investigated today thinking it could have been water but it's dry. No sign of any nest making or droppings or any disturbance to the insulation material. Cavities have insulation in, sofits (I think that's right) are plastic, new and seem completely sound. There's a fan on the bathroom wall that has a ventilator on the outside wall - could a little bird or bat have got in there? If it comes back tonight there'll be a mousetrap up there tomorrow. Any ideas!
     
  2. Spanakopita

    Spanakopita New commenter

    I 'spect it was a mouse that coughed!
     
  3. A bat can tuck itself into a partly opened match box ( those small ones) - So any gaps that size could let one in.(they are protected - don't hurt them!)
    A crow running around on the <u>outside</u> of a roof can make a surprising amount of noise.
     
  4. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    the sock monster
     
  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Bird on the roof?

    If mice, I recommend a Little Nipper trap placed close to a wall or joist with a piece of Kit Kat as bait. Mice tend to run alongside vertical surfaces. If you have a boxed in waste pipe that goes down one corner of the house with its vent going up and out to the roof, the little b*ggers sometimes find their way up and down the boxing and into the attic. Mice can also climb brickwork with little difficulty. We had an infestation in our attic once, but after seven loud nocturnal snaps of the Little Nipper it was game over.
     
  6. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Have you seen 'Gaslight'?
     
  7. I'd reckon little birds -we had a few which got in through a tiny gap in the roof, then made a right racket trying to get out again. Once the hole in roof was fixed we didn't have any more visitors.
     
  8. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Mmm, I'll let you know how we get on.
     
  9. lrw22

    lrw22 Senior commenter

    I had squirrels in the loft once but they made quite a big noise.
     
  10. Ruthie66

    Ruthie66 New commenter

    squirrels on the roof make quite a bit of noise - we had one which had run away from a cat and took ages to work out a safe way down.
     
  11. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    i wish the cats would earn their living around here and catch the dam squirrels which raid my garden

     
  12. ditwee

    ditwee New commenter

    Possibly birds. They make a huge racket in my roof, just sitting on it and trying to nestbuild in it and using it to open and eat peanuts. Mice are much quieter and don't confine themselves to a roofspace - they'll be everywhere.
     
  13. Squirrels don't just live in the loft, they party!
    Rats scuttle softly.
     
  14. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    That's what I'm frightened of - been there before, although not in the loft.
    All quiet on the western front last night.
     
  15. Captain Howdy.
     
  16. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    You only really need to worry when you find out that you're the only person who can hear them...
     
  17. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Well, thanks a lot for that!
     
  18. Have you seen the film 'The Grudge' ;) he he he
     

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