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sarafet
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Scratching noise in loft

Feb 23rd, 2009, 13:40 PM   #1
 
john said he heard something scratching in the loft through the night.

we've actually never even used the loft in here, or been up in it. i'm terrified now. he said it's probably a squirrel, i don't know why he thinks that?

i'm too scared to go up and check so will need to wait till he's home, but what do we do? ()
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 13:43 PM   #2
 
Its probaly just an animal im sure its nothing to worry about. I would get him to go and check when he gets home. If its a squirrel you need to find out hows its getting in and block the gap up (making sure the squirrel it outside of course ).
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 13:43 PM   #3
 
It's probably a mouse, we get them all the time. The little buggers chewed all the lagging off our pipes last time.
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 13:44 PM   #4
 
If its bats (Im sure Im right in saying this) you can not "dispose" of them how you wish it has to be done properly. Hope its just a mouse now
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 13:54 PM   #5
 
We had a bird get in our loft once and it made an awful scratching noise!
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 14:25 PM   #6
 
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If its bats (Im sure Im right in saying this) you can not "dispose" of them how you wish it has to be done properly. Hope its just a mouse now

are they protected?
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 14:27 PM   #7
 
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Quote:
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If its bats (Im sure Im right in saying this) you can not "dispose" of them how you wish it has to be done properly. Hope its just a mouse now

are they protected?
Yeah they are:

You will be committing a criminal offence if you:
Deliberately* capture, injure or kill a bat
Intentionally or recklessly disturb a bat in its roost or deliberately disturb a group of bats
Damage or destroy a bat roosting place (even if bats are not occupying the roost at the time)
Possess or advertise/sell/exchange a bat (dead or alive) or any part of a bat
Intentionally or recklessly obstruct access to a bat roost


http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/bats_and_the_law.html
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 14:40 PM   #8
 
i hope its not a bat

i'll have nightmares

i'm sure if he goes up to look there will be evidence?
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 14:47 PM   #9
 
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i'm sure if he goes up to look there will be evidence?


Poo

my mum and dad had a bird in their loft at one point and the reason they could tell was poo.. The bird got out its self though
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 14:58 PM   #10
 
We had this last year and it was a rat in our loft - send a cat up there to get it
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 17:38 PM   #11
 
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We had this last year and it was a rat in our loft - send a cat up there to get it
One of my exes mum had rats in her loft. She opened the hatch and a dead one fell out
(her house was very dirty though, hope I haven't scared you hun )
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 17:53 PM   #12
 


our house isn't THAT dirty
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 19:53 PM   #13
 
it *might* be a pirate
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 19:55 PM   #14
 
hope its jus a bird hun, so glad im in a ground floor flat lol
 
 
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 20:12 PM   #15
 
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it *might* be a pirate
jeeso thats even worse than a bat
 
 
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