Many wild animals
look at homes for potential nesting places in spring
and warm dens in winter. Birds and squirrels that
get in chimneys require expert removal. Raccoons
can come and go at will and often attempt to nest
in chimneys. This behavior may not only make the
raccoons undesirable tenants, but chimneys are unsafe
for raccoons, too.
Capping your chimney will prevent animals like raccoons
from creating a den in your chimney. Depending on
your home improvement skills, you can install a
chimney cap yourself. Measure the diameter of the
chimney pipe on the roof and contact Wally’s
Workbench in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
at the Shelter to find out which cap to order.
Wally’s Workbench sells high-quality, affordable
caps that fit most square or rectangular chimney
pipes. The proceeds from the sale of Wally’s
Workbench products go to fund life-saving wildlife
services here at the WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center. You can view and purchase Wally’s
products at Animal
Antics online or email
our wildlife experts with questions.