What are the chances that you have a side vent with a squirrel nesting inside? Sometimes you’ll be able to tell when they chew through the dryer vent and run around in your home. Other times you’ll know when you hear noises inside the kitchen stove fan. Occasionally, homes may have side vents leading into the attic. This squirrel was entering the attic through such an area. Below you can see how we managed to remove the squirrels near the peak of the roof.
I hear noises in my kitchen stove fan?
Hearing noises in the stove fan is very likely due to the fact that a squirrel has chewed your side vent and is nesting your stove fan. Birds are also able to occupy stove fan ventilation lines too. Sometimes you may also hear the resulting noises of animals chewing and damage you vents without an actual entry. Subsequently, once a vent cover is damaged, birds or squirrels can take up shelter in them. If you’re having trouble figuring out what animal noises you are hearing, our noises in the attic article is a great help. Always make sure that weather is not a factor in noises. When you are listening for noise, keep an eye on the weather network for wind conditions. Company inspection fees can be disappointing when there is nothing to fix!
If you’re not sure, a good way to avoid this is by tuning in regularly and making sure the noises persist for 2 or 3 consecutive days. Animals which nest in a given location, tend to always retire there daily.