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Scatching noises inside the chimney or fireplace?
Rats, chimney swifts, bats, and squirrels can all enter an open chimney cap. Most caps protect the main chimney flue. But most leave the outer flue open. Squirrels frequently lose control and fall down into this tight spot and cannot crawl back out.
||This squirrel sits at the edge of the outer flue.
If it goes down, it will
need help getting out.
Removing Squirrel From Chimney
A typical chimney cap covering. The main flue, the one that opens inside the house, is protected. But the outer flue is vulnerable.
Wildlife Patrol drops a thick rope down the outer flue. Now its up to the squirrel. Most jobs of this nature require dropping a rope within 2 days of first hearing the stuck animal.
Expert Orlando Trapper with a juvenile squirrel.
With the rodent removed, the chimney cap is screened to prevent future entry.