If you suspect that there are birds in your chimney, then don’t panic. It’s common to wonder: how did they get there in the first place? Well, animals don’t really have any concept of boundaries. There’s a good chance that the birds fell in there by mistake, and if it was intentional, then your chimney was probably chosen as the nesting spot. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter how or why they got there–all that matters now is finding a way to get them out.
So, what’s the best way to accomplish this?
Try Scaring Them Out
Before you attempt this, make sure to wear protective clothing. The last thing you need is to be attacked by a frightened bird. When your face and torso is sufficiently covered, bang some pots and pans in your fireplace. Ideally, the birds will fly away, but if they don’t they may actually be stuck in your chimney.
Hire a Professional
Let’s be honest: few people feel right about killing birds. Even if your intentions are pure, inexperience can lead to harmful mistakes. If you’ve confirmed that birds are in your chimney, and failed to scare them away using the method above, then call a wildlife control specialist. We here at Anderson Wildlife know how to remove birds humanely from all sorts of hard to reach places. Call us today!
After you have the birds professionally removed, you should have your chimney cleaned. Why? Because there will likely be remains of their nests and droppings there.
Once the chimney is cleaned, you should….
Have a Screen Installed To Prevent Future Nestings
We’ve all heard it before: prevention is the best medicine. To prevent this from happening again, have a screen installed on the top of your chimney. If you choose Anderson Wildlife, we can handle that part for you!