Here at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we want to share some of the signs that you’ve got squirrels. Every year a number of homeowners are dismayed to find that squirrels have taken up residence in their attic, basement, or garage. Knowing what signs to look for can help you avoid quite a bit of damage and cleanup.
Wild animals like squirrels make noises that are very different from the regular floor creaks and bumps in the night. Primarily, you may hear gnawing noises because squirrels love to chew through wood and a whole host of other materials. The other noises you are likely to hear are scampering, jumping, or persistent scratching. If you hear persistent scratching, you may have a squirrel that is stuck and should be tracked down and removed promptly.
You Notice Wildlife Droppings
Squirrel droppings can look much like bat guano and if you see droppings around your home, it is a sign that you may have a squirrel problem. If you are uncertain of what animal droppings you see, contact us here at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver.
Strange Odor in Your Home
Squirrels often find a way into gaps and get stuck, particularly young squirrels. Squirrels may become trapped in between walls and in chimney flues. If they are unable to escape they may die and the resulting smell can be pungent. Though you may hear noises from trapped squirrel, it is possible to miss the commotion (maybe you were on vacation or away when it happened) and face the eventual resulting smell.
Now that you know some of the signs that you’ve got squirrels, contact us here at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver if you need to have the squirrels that have moved in removed. We can make sure the process is thorough, humane and completed properly to help you avoid any further squirrel problems.