Updated: Aug 26
How To Remove Squirrels & Their Nests From Dryer Vents, Bathroom Fans and Stove Exhausts
If you’ve noticed activity and noises from your dryer or stove exhaust fan or have seen something poking its head out of the wall vent cover, you may need squirrel removal services. Here’s what you need to know about safely removing squirrels and their nests from your wall exhaust vents.
5 Reasons To Quickly Remove Squirrels From Wall Vents
Fire Hazard - Everyone by now should know that a clogged dryer vent is a hazard. When you mix the heat from the dryer and the bone-dry lint and leaves backed up in the pipe it seems like a no-brainer to get it cleaned immediately once you're aware of the problem
Parasites - Squirrels and the nests they sleep in can be infested with fleas that can migrate into the house through the bathroom ceiling opening in extreme cases. When extracting a nest, be prepared by wearing coveralls
Further Damage - Squirrels could eventually move from the exhaust piping to the walls or attic. Upstairs bathroom fans with flexible hoses that go through the attic from the fan to the home's exterior are easy for a squirrel to chew holes through, giving them full access to the attic.
Mold - Suppose the bathroom ceiling fan is sucking up steam from the shower and blowing it into the ceiling and attic space because of a damaged exhaust pipe; it would inevitably cause moisture to build up, inviting mold and mildew to grow and spread inside the walls.
Dryer Efficiency - You could lose 70% or more of the efficiency of your dryer
Correctly Identifying the Problem
The first step to solving any problem is correctly identifying it. In this case, that means being able to tell the difference between a squirrel nesting in your exhaust vents and other potential causes of strange sounds in your home.
If you hear scratching noises from your exhaust pipe or bathroom fan, especially during the day when squirrels are most active, there is a good chance that one has made its way inside by chewing the plastic vent cover.
You should check for signs of activity around the base of the vent outside your home; if you spot chewed-up plastic bits or nesting material near the entrance of the exhaust, then chances are you have an unwelcome guest inside. A bird removal Brampton expert may be required since certain species also target wall exhaust vents to nest inside, so if you see droppings on the wall or ground below the exhaust opening, it's likely a Black Starling of Finches causing the disturbance. If you sit and stare at the vent for long enough, you should see with your own eyes what animal comes or goes, which is the simplest way to identify the culprit.
3 Mistakes When Removing Squirrels From Exhaust Vents
Babies Are Not Removed - Baby squirrels at each stage can cause problems, and it's easy to mistakenly trap babies inside if you don’t have any wildlife control experience.
You Damage The Exhaust Hose - Flexible pipe can be ripped and punctured when fishing out a squirrel nest from the outside vent opening
You Install A New Vent That Is Not Squirrel Proof - Without reinforcing the new vent cover you could end up with the same problem later. This is the best reason to hire a wildlife control company because they will do everything plus add and extra galvanized cover giving you an 100% guarantee
Safely Removing Squirrel Nest May Require Wildlife Services
Once you have identified that a squirrel is living in one of your home’s exhaust vents, it is important that you take steps to remove them as quickly as possible. The longer they stay in the vent, the more damage they can do—not just to the vent itself but also to other items like clothing stored inside dryers.
To make sure these animals don't return once they're out, it's best to hire a professional squirrel removal Brampton service that can take care of both removal and prevention measures for you. They will ensure that all squirrels are safely removed from your home without any harm coming to them or your property. Additionally, professionals will be able to inspect for other entry areas where animals may access shelter (such as attics, and chimneys) so that no new rodents or critters sneak into your home to cause trouble!
In addition to removing adult squirrels from your exhaust vents, it is also important that any baby squirrels living in nests be taken out safely as well. After all, these tiny creatures rely on their parents for food and protection until they are old enough to live on their own; if mom or dad get trapped inside an exhaust vent before babies can escape on their own accord, then those little ones could end up becoming orphaned! Thankfully wildlife removal services understand how important it is for young animals to be reunited with their families. They will handle this situation with extra caution when dealing with nests containing babies during removal operations.
Call Brampton Wildlife Control For Squirrel Nest Removal
Removing squirrels from a wall exhaust isn't something most homeowners want—or know how—to do themselves. That’s why hiring a professional wildlife removal Brampton service for squirrel, raccoon and skunk removal! Not only can these experts safely remove adult animals and baby ones without harming either type, but they can also inspect other areas around your house where critters might enter so no more unwanted guests sneak into your home through another route! With proper pest control methods like these implemented by professionals who specialize in wild animal removal operations, homeowners can rest assured knowing that all current occupants have been successfully removed while future intruders won't even stand a chance!