Captured Squirrel that was getting into a nearby roof vent

Squirrels in Vents

Squirrels in vents can be a common problem for homeowners, and it’s important to address this issue promptly to prevent damage to your home. At Xceptional Wildlife, we have the expertise and equipment to safely remove squirrels and prevent them from returning. Here’s what you need to know about squirrels in vents and how we can help.

Why Squirrels May Enter Vents

Squirrels are constantly searching for suitable places to build their nests and raise their young. They are attracted to warm, dry environments that can provide protection from the elements. This means that your vents fits the bill. In addition to seeking out a comfortable place to nest, squirrels may also be drawn to the scent of food or other attractants inside your home. Whether they are attracted by the prospect of a cozy nesting spot or the possibility of finding a meal. It is important to take steps to prevent squirrels from entering your vents.

Having squirrels in your vents is very dangerous and should be taken care of immediately.

Squirrel nest in the vents - remove squirrels in vents for fire safety reasons

Why are Squirrels in vents dangerous?

Having squirrels in your vents can be dangerous for a number of reasons. These animals are known to chew on electrical wires, which can create a fire hazard in your home. Additionally, squirrels may bring debris such as twigs and leaves into your vents, which can clog the airflow and potentially cause damage to your heating and cooling system. This clogging will also heat up the vent, potentially leading the debris to combust and set fire to your home.

Another danger of having them in your vents is the risk of exposure to diseases. Squirrels can carry diseases such as rabies and leptospirosis, which can be transmitted to humans through bites or scratches. It is important to take caution when dealing with a squirrel in your vents and to call a professional wildlife removal company to safely remove them. At Xceptional Wildlife, our team has the knowledge and equipment to safely remove squirrels from your vents and prevent them from returning, protecting both your home and your health.

the Safe and Humane solution to squirrels in vents

At Xceptional, we have a proven process for safely removing squirrels from vents. First, we will identify how the squirrel entered the vent and seal any holes or gaps to prevent future intrusions. Next, if we can, we will capture the squirrels and deal with them humanely. We follow strict adherence to the laws in the area, which dictate what we do with the squirrels. We will then install one-way doors so that they can leave, but cannot come back. This method is the most humane, as we do not use pesticides or poison for these animals. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of both the squirrel and your home during the removal process. Once the squirrel has been removed, we will thoroughly clean the area to remove any debris left behind and make any necessary repairs to prevent future problems.

Here are some of our testimonials

We heard noises coming from the ceiling. Zach Suzza was our service guy. He found out we had squirrels and other wildlife that has entered the ductwork from an outside vent. He did a great job, he was prompt, and he went over all the costs during pricing so that there was no confusion or surprise charges. During his inspection, he took pictures of what concerned him around the house and needed to be fixed and then went over those pictures with us. He explained everything he was doing to fix the problem. He also gave us a warranty on his work. Needless to say, we are very happy with the service, and with peace of mind. Thanks Zach
Wayne Ridgeway
I had an issue with a squirrel breaking into my home via the dryer vent and Jake was AMAZING. He was thorough and did a complete inspection of my home and assisted with preventive measures to ensure I dont find anymore creatures scurrying around my bedroom. I will definitely use this company again and DEFINITELY request Jake. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Dina Porter
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