We have a booger in our house behind a wall of panelling.

This is in the living room by the fireplace. It keeps chewing and I'm afraid it will come thru the wall. How can we get rid of it without tearing the wall down? It could be a rat or racoon. Thank you
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  • Wendy Wendy on Apr 14, 2017
    The only effective remedies to rodents, in my experience, are cats and poison.
  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom on Apr 14, 2017
    Can you get a pretty good guess as to where it is in the wall? Like between which studs? Can you cut a hole in the drywall and hope it comes out?? That would freak me out! Good luck!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 14, 2017
    I would call a professional at once,Whatever it is you certainly do not want it to die in the house.
  • Absolutely time to call in the professionals. They will also determine any points of entry and advise on how to fix as well as trap whatever is in there. Having a dead rodent in your walls is also a health hazard to you, your family and pets. Good luck!
  • Ella Frierson Bond Ella Frierson Bond on Apr 15, 2017
    Call pest control !!!
  • Andi Risley Andi Risley on Apr 15, 2017
    Cats have been my best source of keeping rodents away, but you also need to close up any way they're getting in or under the house. I'd call a good pest control company. Preferably one that has good references and not a franchise type. I've had better luck with local, family owned.
  • Amber Cole Amber Cole on Apr 15, 2017
    Put an animal trap/cage under the house with scraps. Catch and release far away maybe.
  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Apr 15, 2017
    Your pest may have come in from below or it could get in via the attic. My parents had several raccoons in their attic that tore out the soffit covering over the eaves. Pest control is your best bet. If that's too costly get two traps one for up and one for down. Haven't found a pest yet that turned down peanut butter. I'd also bang on the wall when you hear the noises. Don't let them chew away. They may nibble on more than wall board.
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