Attic Animals Found in Connecticut Homes

There are many different kinds of animals that can be found trespassing in your attic!  If you need an animal removed from your attic then call Integrated Wildlife Removal for local Wildlife Removal in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Animals that are found in the Attic:

We have seen many wild animals living in the attic. Following are the animals found in a covered room:

  • Mice
  • Rat
  • Squirrels
  • Raccoons
  • Bats

Along with these animals, some other animals are also found in Attic that includes occasionally. Those animals are:

  • Chipmunks
  • Opossums
  • Birds
  • Snakes


You may find two different squirrels species that are widely present in Attics, in Connecticut. These two species are named as:

  • the Southern flying squirrel
  • Eastern Gray squirrel


The squirrels that are present in lesser quantity include:

  • Red squirrel
  • Pine squirrel


In Attics, You will find the southern flying squirrels on walls, the colder the temperature goes these squirrels’ falls throughout. You won’t find them in spring and definitely, you will think that you have got free from these squirrels but they will for sure come again in the winters.

Southern Flying Squirrel:

When southern flying squirrels are present in a closed room, at following noise patterns will be observed:

  • Usually the sound of squirrels is heard at around 10 PM to 5 PM, and these voices are really loud and you can get up from these noises
  • Noises may come from outer walls or soffits. For example, flying squirrels (tight spots) make such noises but they will also explore the whole area or room.
  • You may hear sounds that are similar to a rabbit. The reason behind this is the squirrels have an additional flap of skin that helps the squirrels to hop.
  • Often you may hear sounds like acorns falling off the wall. The flying squirrels usually store a huge amount of food in their storage areas.
  • Often they do not make noises but when they make that cannot be controllable, flying squirrels do not stay in the form of colonies but when they are together the noise cannot be controlled. Often there can be more than 30 squirrels together that create a mess.

Gray Squirrels:

You will hear the following noises when there are gray squirrels in your room:

  • They keep on making noises until the sun rises
  • They also make noises like horses (gallop sound)
  • It seems that they are quarreling among themselves. Young gray squirrels will fight with their mothers for aging.
  • They will be curious as the female squirrels will try to keep themselves in a place where they can stay for long after producing baby squirrels.
  • You may also hear noises of chewing loudly. Usually, young squirrels when leaving their nest for finding something can damage wiring.


When the female raccoon wants to produce their offspring, they try to hide into the attic during the spring season. Raccoons can break the silence at any time. They usually enter from the gable vents, fans, and the soffit venting but they can rip roofing off anytime so that they can come inside the room. The common sounds you can hear where raccoons are in your room are:

  • Loud noises that can wake up a person from sleeping.
  • Chirping sounds are made by the baby raccoons.


Bats usually occur during the early spring and last till late summers. They can be brown colored who keeps themselves busy in finding a place in a closed room.

Common places from where they can enter are gable vents, bats can enter from anywhere that consists of small openings and it can be hard for others to search.

How to recognize bats in your attics?

When you hear the following noises, you can be sure that bat is in your closed room:

  • Sound like squeaking mouse. You will find a bat shouting at each other when they are jockeying and want the other to leave roost as the day goes by.
  • Sounds of scratching. They just prepare themselves to leave the roost as it turns dark.

When the sun rises the bats start to crawl and start to find place in the attic.


You may find these animals almost every month of the year but rats are huge in numbers during autumn and winters.

Mice consist of three main species that love to live in covered rooms. These species include:

  • House mouse
  • White-footed mouse
  • Deer mouse

White-footed mouse:

People often get puzzled with the sounds of this white footed mouse with flying squirrels.

You may hear:

  • Light sounds that are running
  • Acorns like sounds that something has just dropped down. As these white footed house also store things similar to flying squirrels.
  • Chewing noises. They pretend to eat nuts and acts like a speaker.
  • Sound of scratching. They form their nest on the ceiling.

House mouse:

They produce the same noises that are like white-footed mice. The only difference is they keep themselves away by 30-foot area or less. They do not have huge caches of food as the flying squirrel or white-footed mice. 

Some wild animals that are present in closed space:

You may find the same behaviour in many of the animals who prefer to live in the attics and it often is a difficult task to understand which animal sound is coming. Sounds are indeed a good sign to understand that some animals are present in the room but these are only foolproof!

You need to see the animal by your eye instead. The dropping size and what is the location. You need to see for the insulation that it whether they chewed it or compressed.   Another sign that predicts that there are animals in your attics is the size and location from where they came in!

In the end, you are suggested to inspect the entire attics by an expert who can determine and search properly for the animal present in the attics and close the points from where they entered the attics that will prevent them from coming back again! You can call

203-403-2451 for more details.