Squirrel Removal in Denver Pa

squirrel removal in Denver Pa

Squirrel removal in Denver Pa-We recently performed squirrel removal in Denver Pa. A customer called on a Sunday evening to report a squirrel that had become trapped in their fireplace. Upon our arrival, the customer explained to us that the squirrel had been able to access the chimney flue through an open damper cap after they had a fire in the fireplace. The damper cap was not functioning properly, and the customer had been unable to close it completely. The squirrel came down the chimney flue, but was unable to climb out.

When squirrels end up in a chimney, they are often unable to get back out. Older chimneys that were built completely from brick or stone provide squirrels, who are excellent climbers and jumpers, with adequate surfaces to climb out. Chimneys that are lined with clay tile flues, which your home is likely to have if it was built in the 1940’s or later, are generally too smooth for the squirrels to climb out. If they are unable to climb out, they will end up down in the fireplace, looking for another way out.

We removed this particular squirrel from the fireplace, and were able to close the existing cap sufficiently, with a recommendation that the customer have it replaced. A week later, we received a call from the same customer-with another squirrel in the same fireplace! They had used the fireplace again, and the cap had remained open. Once again, we removed the squirrel, and closed the damper.

This particular cap/damper system, known as a Lyemance damper, is a cap and damper system all-in-one, that is closed by a cable inside the fireplace. They are generally installed on a chimney if either the damper above the fireplace is broken, or if a damper was never installed. Lyemance caps must be closed each time after use, once the fire has been completely extinguished. If they remain open, animals have access to enter the chimney and fireplace.

At Backyard Wildlife Solutions, we install all stainless steel standard and custom chimney caps to suit your wildlife prevention needs. We also inspect and seal chimney crowns to protect your chimney against water damage.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions provides squirrel removal in Denver Pa, and surrounding Lancaster County. We provide all animal removal and exclusion services in Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, York, Camp Hill, Carlisle, and Harrisburg, Pa.

Squirrel Removal in Lancaster Pa

squirrel removal in Lancaster Pa

Squirrel removal in Lancaster Pa is common year round, but during the winter months, inside activity is at it’s height. As the temperature drops, squirrels seek out shelter from the cold nights, and often enter chimneys and the attic and crawl spaces of homes. Squirrels can enter these spaces of your home by accessing a variety of vents, or by exploiting a “weak point” on your home. Proper exclusion work done by an experienced professional in conjunction with trapping and removal of the offending animal will insure your home against repeated squirrel issues.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions recently performed squirrel removal in Lancaster Pa. We received a call from a customer who was experiencing noise in their fireplace. They suspected a squirrel. After inspecting the fireplace and chimney flues, we were able to confirm that a squirrel had accessed the open chimney.

Quite often a squirrel that enters a flue lined chimney is unable to crawl back out, due to the smooth texture of the flue tiles. After removing the trapped squirrel from the fireplace, we were able to verify that there were no additional blockages in the chimney. We then installed properly fitted chimney caps on both of the open flues to prevent future issues for the homeowner. Aside from keeping out additional squirrels, the new chimney caps will keep out birds and raccoons, as well as rain, which will help prevent weather damage.

For help with squirrel removal in Lancaster Pa, call Backyard Wildlife Solutions at 717-419-0781 today! We offer squirrel removal in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Lebanon, York, Camp Hill, Carlisle, and Reading, Pa.

Squirrel Removal in Harrisburg Pa

Squirrel removal in Harrisburg Pa-Squirrel problems are extremely common in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. The squirrel population is high, and squirrels can do significant damage to your home and property. Backyard Wildlife Solutions offers trapping and removal of squirrels both inside and outside of your home, as well as damage repair and preventative work to keep squirrels out of your home in the future.

Squirrels typically have two litters per year, one in the spring, and one in late summer. Young squirrels from the first litter will generally disperse, but squirrels from the second litter may stay with their mother. As fall and winter approach, squirrels that have nested outside begin to look for warmer places.

Being excellent climbers allows squirrels to explore and investigate your home from top to bottom. They will exploit any “weakness” on your home’s exterior. This includes all types of vents, which may or may not have factory screening systems, but are no match for a squirrel. Chimneys are another highly probable area for squirrel entry, and if there is no damper in place, they could end up in your living room. Squirrels can also chew through a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and aluminum. They will quickly turn a small hole or gap into their new front door.

When squirrels are living in your attic, the damage continues to increase. They nest in the insulation, move it around, flatten it out, and destroy the “R” value. They also chew on electric wires, causing the risk of fire. In some cases, they will scratch and chew through walls and ceilings, and enter your living spaces. We have seen severe and costly damage to window and door trim from squirrels who are stuck inside trying to escape.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions will solve your squirrel problems and we offer repair and exclusion work on all exterior components of your home. We will repair holes and seal them properly, screen vents, and install chimney caps. We offer squirrel removal in Harrisburg Pa, and surrounding areas such as Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Camp Hill, Carlisle, and Reading.

Call us today at (717) 419-0781 to schedule your service appointment for squirrel removal in Harrisburg Pa.

 

 

Squirrels in the Attic/Squirrel Removal in New Holland, Pa

Squirrel and pest removal in New Holland PA

We received a call from a family in New Holland who had been experiencing noises in the walls and ceiling. After inspecting the entire home, we were able to determine that squirrels had chewed through the crown molding and fascia above the gutter. We have begun trapping and removing the squirrels that have caused the damage, and will be repairing the hole when the process is completed. Chimney caps will be installed to prevent future entry issues from squirrels and birds, and some additional preventative exclusion work and repairs will be completed.

Call Backyard Wildlife Solutions if you have problems with squirrels in your attic and in your home in Lancaster County.