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.