Raccoons In Your Chimney? What You Should Know

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Raccoons may be a cute critter from afar because of their striped tails and their black eyes, but when you have some stuck inside of your fireplace, they can suddenly turn into a nightmare. But how can you tell if you have raccoons in your chimney and how can you get rid of them? Read on to learn a little bit more. 

How Can You Tell If You Have Raccoons?

Do you hear high pitched sounds coming from your chimney? Is there a stench that's coming from your chimney that you just can't seem to get rid of? Have you heard a lot of fighting sounds (like cats fighting) coming from your chimney? Then you may have raccoons. Depending on the part of the country that you live in, you may be more prone to getting raccoons stuck in your chimney than other areas. For instance, if you live in a wooded area with a lot of trees, then you are more likely to get these critters. Another way for you to tell if you have raccoons stuck in side of your chimney is to call an animal service and have them come do an inspection; usually they can just look up you chimney with a flashlight in order to either see them or to see their droppings. 

How To Have Them Removed?

One of the most difficult things about having raccoons stuck inside of your chimney is that they are really hard to get rid of on your own which is why you will have to hire a professional animal removal company to help you. A professional animal removal company will climb in your chimney, safely remove the raccoons, and then release them back out into the wild so that they can live happily ever after. Another thing that an animal removal service can do is come out and make sure that you do have an animal stuck in your fireplace. 

Raccoons are a real nuisance if they are on your property or stuck inside of your fireplace. Luckily, with the help of an animal removal company, they can come out to your house and inspect your chimney to see if you have anything stuck inside. Then, if you do have any critters stuck inside of your chimney, they can safely and effectively remove them so that you don't have to deal with this problem anymore. To learn more about raccoons and raccoon removal, contact a company such as Tri-County Dead Stock Inc.