Capping Your Chimney
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.