You often don’t take a look at the top of your chimney, but it’s an area that can provide multiple avenues of entry for entrepreneurial pests.
To begin with, it’s not uncommon for chimney flues to have sizeable holes. If a hole is left exposed, it will attract animals looking for shelter—animals like raccoons, bats, squirrels, wood ducks, chimney swifts and even reptiles. Chimneys release heat from homes, and animals often find this too powerful to resist.
Uncapped chimneys also give some access to your home—at least as far as the damper. And if a damper remains open, animals can find their way into the chimney itself.
Chimneys installed with glass bars can keep out birds but do not always provide adequate defense against squirrels or raccoons, who are strong enough to smash the glass and proceed into the chimney.
Flue gas vents can also be appropriated by birds for nesting purposes. These nests can prevent the release of carbon monoxide, which can lead to deadly results for the inhabitants of your home.
The wildlife control professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal can assist you with assessing and providing solutions for all of your chimney needs—whether those include the gas vents, flue, cap or damper. We will provide a complete evaluation and then a series of recommendations. Whether it comes to designing and installing chimney and vent caps, or whether you simply need someone to make the necessary repairs, our professionals can help prevent annoyances and threats from entering your home.