At Chimney Sweeps of America, we have removed squirrels from a number of Denver homes, and know it is not always as clear as you might think. Some squirrels take up residence for a long time before a homeowner discovers them. Knowing the signs will help you rid yourself of these potential pests before they do too much damage.
The sounds of jumping and scampering may not always be clear, but if you hear noises that could be either of these, you may have a squirrel issue. If a squirrel becomes stuck somewhere, you will hear a persistent scratching noise. This scratching sound is often the noise that will prompt a call to a professional, but if a squirrel is not stuck, the noises can harder to detect.
It doesn’t take a squirrel much time to gain entry to your home. A squirrel can even chew through weaker forms of steel in less than an hour. They are very determined creatures. Since the roof is the most common entry point, look for shingle damage around roof vents, plumbing vents, and chimney flashing. The shingle damage will be more obvious than other entry points.
If you suspect you have squirrels, do a thorough inspection and look for other hints that you may have a problem. You can also contact us at Chimney Sweeps of America. We can answer the question: are you sharing your home with squirrels? If you do have squirrels taking up residence in your home, we can make sure they are humanely removed completely and safely. We can also help you ensure that they do not return in the future.