Squirrel Removal in Denver Pa

squirrel removal in Denver Pa

Squirrel removal in Denver, PA

Sunday evening, we received a call from customer with a squirrel trapped in their fireplace. The home was located in Denver, PA. The owners recently opened the damper to build a fire, but the damper cap remained open.

Upon our inspection, we found the damper cap was not functioning correctly. The squirrel had climbed down the chimney flue and was unable to climb back up.

While squirrels are excellent climbers, newer chimneys are lined with clay tile. Builders started using these around the 1940’s. Older chimneys constructed of brick or stone provided ideal traction for squirrels to come and go as they pleased. However, the clay tile flues are too smooth for climbing. When squirrels are unable to climb up, they venture down into the fireplace.

The Removal Process

We removed the squirrel from the fireplace, and successfully closed the faulty cap. On the contrary, we recommended the cap be replaced.

A week later, the customer encountered another squirrel in their fireplace! In attempt to use the fireplace, the faulty damper remained open. We removed the squirrel, and closed the damper.

This particular cap and damper system is a Lyemance damper. The cable inside the fireplace opens and closes the damper. Generally, builders use these on a chimney if a damper was never installed. Additionally, they are used if the damper above the fireplace is broken. After each use, Lyemance caps must be closed once the fire has been completely extinguished. When 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 prevent any critters from entering. 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, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Harrisburg, Pa.

Squirrel Removal in Lancaster Pa

squirrel removal in Lancaster Pa

We are experts in squirrel removal in Lancaster PA and vicinity

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!

Learn about our other Lancaster animal removal services.

We offer squirrel removal in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Lebanon, York, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, 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, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Reading.

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

 

 

Squirrel Removal – Attic in New Holland

Squirrel and pest removal in New Holland PA

Recently, we received a call from a family in New Holland, PA. Noises coming from walls and ceilings are usually signs of rats, mice, or squirrels. During inspection, we found typical signs of squirrel entry.

Squirrels are always chewing on something; their teeth never stop growing! While they are entertaining, they easily become a safety hazard. At this home, they chewed through areas near the gutter, the crown molding, and the fascia board. Luckily, none of the wiring was damaged. Not only is this a safety issue, it’s also a complicated repair process.

Trapping is the next step in squirrel removal. Once all of the offending animals are removed, we repair the entry points. Furthermore, custom chimney caps can be installed to prevent future entry from squirrels and birds.

We can also provide other preventative repairs specific to each home or business. With all of our repairs, we aim to create a seamless design that matches the rest of the building or home.

Clean up should be handled by a professional. Their droppings are a breeding ground for harmful organisms. Moreover, salmonella and leptospirosis are two common diseases found in droppings. Altogether, extreme care should be taken during the process of squirrel removal.

Call Backyard Wildlife Solutions if you have problems with squirrels in your attic and in your home in Lancaster County.  We are your ethical, licensed squirrel removal professionals.