It has a medium high-pitched, short chirp or cheep, one-time, stops a
bit then repeats, all times of the day or night then stops for lengthy
periods. I thought chipmunk, but they are usually more repetitive
vocally when they get going. I can't pinpoint where this is, I have a
cat so it is probably hiding, suspect the heat ducts but not sure
because the sound seems to alternate between the dining room and spare
bedroom, kitchen or back hall, it is hard to track the sound. This has
been going on for about a week now. I thought I might be hearing
things, but my daughter was here and heard it and asked what it was.
I bought a havahart live trap for smallish creatures, had a dickens of a
time getting it set, daughter figured out the final step, and loaded it
with sunflower seeds and a peanut. Nothing has happened yet.
Since there are many various methods of 'trapping' critters, you need to
identify what it is first. Ask a friend and have one (who seems
knowledgeable in these matters) come over to help identify it. Then you can
ask for the trap (or other method of removal) at the local hardware store.
I don't have many friends, and the ones I have I doubt would know. That
means animal control. Don't want to call them - yet. They get here and
the thing shuts up for hours with my luck.
I already bought a trap, hope it is not the wrong one. I may have put
the wrong kind of bait in it or it is just going to hide and cheep.
Hope it isn't a bat.
Yeah, see my last message. The last two a couple years ago came out and
flew around at night, and I was able to throw a bucket over them when
they landed in the open, take them out and release them in the morning
away from my home.
I'll have to find out. And what and how to bait it. It unnerves me
when people post scary messages about rabies, but ever since I killed
one years ago with a broom handle because my husband freaked out, the
little thing cried so pitifully, I could never do that again unless it
tried to harm me.
I'm worried about how it got in, if it is indeed a bat which it probably
is. There are several possible spots. Didn't have any for a couple of
years and thought I was past that.
one once and it was on my boat about 14 miles off shore of avon ohio in
lake erie. This bat was all over us for some strange reason... there was a
big coast gaurd research boat watching us kill the bat too. (they were
throwing test bats at us i think) :)
Maybe they thought you were Cuban refugees who had somehow gotten off
course and come down the St. Lawrence River. Heh, the t-word comes to
mind. They were just bored and had to scope you out and act officious
and obnoxious and sic the bat on you. Their radar may have affected the
bat because that behavior was unusual especially if in the daytime.
Yes, we may have to settle for a peaceful coexistence. It cheeped a
little bit ago. I called animal control, said I didn't want them to
come out, asked if they knew what it could be, they said I had to call a
professional trapper. Yeah, right, you know what they would charge. My
granddaughter's bf's father does pest control; he may have some ideas
about it and might help me catch it so I've got a call in to her so we
can get in touch with him. If he can do anything, he would at least
give me a price break. Whatever it is, I don't want to kill it. At
least it isn't a snake.
That's a long shot, although . . .maybe a baby. I swear it is following
me through the house except to the back room where I have my computer.
I don't know what could last this long without getting fed unless there
are more than one . . ..
Birds have gotten in from time to time. A medium-sized brown woodpecker
somehow got in my computer room a few years ago. I have no idea how a
bird that large got in. We had a broken window in the attic and a hole
in the ceiling where my son's friend stepped through . . .who knows.
The window is now replaced, but there is a piece of wainscoating loose
in the eaves that needs to be repaired. A bat could easily get in
through there. I wouldn't think a bird would want to nest in the attic
as it is way too hot. A bat could quickly find its way to a cooler part
of the house by the air currents.
I'll try to figure it out tomorrow. I'm out of ideas. When it was in
the lr, I thought of just opening the front door and it might leave, but
I don't want bugs in here.
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