I ended up calling max extermination after discovering our house was infested with rats. In actuality it wasn’t inside the actual house, but underneath it. We moved into the home several years ago and didn’t realize there was an extensive crawl space underneath our home. Moreover, there were several entry points utilized by various critters. We knew none of this and it wasn’t apparent immediately. About six months after we moved in, I started hearing noises that I couldn’t identify. My husband couldn’t figure it out, either. We ignored it and moved on with our lives.
The noises persisted, however, and seemed to grow in intensity over the next couple of years. We started chalking it up to a creaky foundation, wind shifting the house, and other apparently harmless causes. It’s not impossible as every home makes its own distinctive noises that almost always turn out to be nothing. Continue reading