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Bird & Animal Removal

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Birds and Animals are notorious for getting into your chimney and making it their home

Here is a small list of the animals I have removed from chimneys over the years. Raccoons and their families, Vultures, Owls, Squirrels, Snakes, Possums, Birds and bees.

Raccoons carry Roundworm Parasites. Squirrels and raccoons can carry Ticks, Fleas and Rabies plus there is the danger of being bite by the animal. Bats can carry Rabies.

Birds can carry Histoplasmosis, a diseases that can have an effect on someone with lung problems.

An Animal Guard or chimney cap will prevent any Bird or Animal from getting into your chimney and keep them out.

The small birds that looks like a swift or bats are Chimney Swifts. They are protected by the Migratory Bird Act of 1916. It is against the law to disturb these birds while they are nesting or have young in the nest. It is a felony to disturb them.

Chimney Swifts are migratory birds and will come back to the same chimney they were born in every year and the rest of the family will come back also to join them. This will continue year after year until you do something to prevent them from getting inside your chimney.

A Chimney Swift is capable of flying up a chimney whereas another bird cannot do this. We can remover other birds that may get into your chimney at any time, but the Chimney Swift is protected.

Sootbusters will not disturb these birds while they are nesting. We can prevent them from nesting in your chimney if we catch them before they build their nest and start to lay eggs. Once the young hatch, you will have to wait until the young leave the nest before we can help you.

Call us and we will tell you what to look for so we can take care of this problem. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We only sell Stainless Steel Animal guard or Rain caps because the gases from your chimney will deteriorate any other cap over time and water will cause it rust out.

All our caps have a life time warranty against rust and corrosion.