How to Get a Squirrel Out of Your Chimney
You can try lighting a fire to scare the squirrel away or use repellert spray, but I would not recommend attempting to use a snake to remove the squirrel. You will only make matters worse. If the squirrel is already caught, it will likely leave in search of food. If this is the case, use a barrier to keep it from getting back in the chimney. You can also use Wildlife eviction fluid to get rid of the animal.
Wildlife eviction fluid
Fortunately, wildlife eviction fluid is a very effective method to get squirrels out of chimneys. This fluid is made from urine and secretions of various wild animals, and it acts to scare squirrels away. This product will cause a female squirrel to leave the nest, believing that predators are threatening her family. The female will then move her young to another safe place.
Using this product is not difficult. The first step is to locate the squirrel. If you can’t locate it, use a heavy rope dangled from the top of the chimney to the base. Then, leave the top part open. If the squirrel has not been injured, it should be able to grasp the rope and run up the chimney. If not, you can also try a one-way door at the top of the flue.
There are many different types of repellents you can use to keep a squirrel out of your chimney, but there’s one that works best in my experience: predator urine. While predator urine is unpleasant, it’s also effective at keeping other squirrels away. Repellent sprays are odorless, so they won’t attract other squirrels to your chimney, and you can use one spray for a few days and then repeat the process.
The best repellents for squirrels are nontoxic and eco-friendly. Plants that have a strong scent are effective. Squirrels love a variety of plants, including corn, berries, pine-seed, and mushrooms. Plants that move in the breeze are also effective repellents, as are certain fruits and vegetables. Peppermint and garlic are known repellents.
Avoid lighting a fire to try and get a squirrel out of your chimney
When you discover that a squirrel has made its home in your chimney, don’t make the mistake of trying to burn it out. This will likely scare the critter away, and they may be trapped. Besides the fire’s flames, a fire will also leave a terrible smell. If you’re worried about the smell, don’t even light your fireplace! Instead, open the damper to allow the smoke to escape.
You can use a trap to lure the animal out of your chimney if you see it climbing up the wall of the fireplace. You can also put a barrier in place and then release it. However, it is best to avoid lighting a fire to try and get a squirrel out of your chimney as this will only make the situation worse. The squirrel will most likely die in the process.
Using a snake
If you’re in the middle of a storm and a squirrel has climbed into your chimney, there are several methods you can use to trap it. One of the most common methods is using a baited cage trap. This method involves placing plywood or tight-fitting glass doors on the inside of your chimney. Never use fire to lure the squirrel out of the chimney. Another effective method is installing a commercial chimney cap. If you can’t get a trap to trap the squirrel, consider putting a leather glove on the animal before trying to climb the chimney.
You can also use a length of rope or other long material and dangle it from the top of the chimney. This should scare the squirrel away. This method is more effective than other methods. If the squirrel does manage to escape, it may use the rope to climb out. Make sure that the snake is long enough to reach the squirrel’s body and is attached to an iron rod or frame to secure it in place.
Using a snake to evict a squirrel from a chimney
Whether using a snake to evict ant infestation in your chimney will remove the ants, or if you are merely interested in removing the squirrel from your chimney, the following methods will help you successfully get rid of the problem. These methods can be quite effective depending on the type of squirrel, how it got trapped, and the family’s situation.
Using a snake to evicting a squirrel from a chimney is not the safest method. This animal is a protected species and is difficult to handle. If you want to use a snake to evict a squirrel from a chimney, be sure to get the proper permits and equipment. Remember, snakes are dangerous and are capable of carrying dangerous diseases.
What is the best way to get a squirrel out of your chimney?
The best way to get a squirrel out of your chimney is to use a live trap.
How do you set a live trap for a squirrel?
To set a live trap for a squirrel bait the trap with a piece of fruit or nut.
Place the trap near the entrance to the chimney and wait for the squirrel to enter.
What if the squirrel won’t go into the live trap?
If the squirrel won’t go into the live trap you may need to set the trap inside the chimney.
You can do this by baiting the trap and placing it at the bottom of the chimney.
How do you get the squirrel out of the chimney once it’s in the live trap?
To get the squirrel out of the chimney simply lift the trap and release the squirrel outside.
What if I can’t use a live trap?
If you can’t use a live trap you can try to smoke the squirrel out of the chimney.
To do this build a small fire at the bottom of the chimney and wait for the squirrel to climb out.
What if the squirrel won’t come out of the chimney?
If the squirrel won’t come out of the chimney you may need to call a professional to remove it.
What are some other ways to remove a squirrel from my chimney?
Some other ways to remove a squirrel from your chimney include using a net or a pole to catch the squirrel as it climbs out or using a device that emits a loud noise to scare the squirrel away.
What should I do if I see a squirrel in my chimney?
If you see a squirrel in your chimney the best thing to do is to call a professional to remove it.
What are some signs that a squirrel is in my chimney?
Some signs that a squirrel is in your chimney include noises coming from the chimney scratch marks on the outside of the chimney or a squirrel climbing in or out of the chimney.
How can I prevent squirrels from getting into my chimney?
There are a few things you can do to prevent squirrels from getting into your chimney including installing a chimney cap sealing up any openings around the chimney and keeping your yard clean and free of food sources that attract squirrels.
What should I do if I find a squirrel in my house?
If you find a squirrel in your house the best thing to do is to call a professional to remove it.
How can I tell if a squirrel is living in my chimney?
You can tell if a squirrel is living in your chimney if you see evidence of a nest such as leaves twigs or pieces of insulation.
You may also hear the squirrels moving around inside the chimney.
What is the best time of year to get a squirrel out of my chimney?
The best time of year to get a squirrel out of your chimney is in the late fall or early winter when the squirrels are looking for a place to build their nests.
How long can a squirrel stay in my chimney?
A squirrel can stay in your chimney for a few days to a few weeks.
However if the squirrel has a nest in the chimney it may stay there for the entire winter.
What happens if I leave a squirrel in my chimney?
If you leave a squirrel in your chimney it may build a nest and have babies.
The squirrels may also damage the chimney by chewing on the wood or insulation.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.