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Question DetailsAsked on 5/21/2014

Who do I call to get rid of raccoons in my chimney?

I need help I have raccoons in my chimney.

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Search the List for the correct category - is Rodent Control or Vermin Control as I recall, unlike Pest control which is insects usually. Once you have them out, you need to screen the chimney - for which you will probably need a Chimney Sweep. You will have to schedule work so chimney sweep can put the screening on as soon as the coons are moved out, or they may move right back in again before he gets there. Or talk to control person - he may be able to spray it so they do not come back for a week or so, leaving time for chimney sweep to seal the top with screen - just make sure they are all gone before he screens it.

In some jurisdictions county animal control will remove them for free - call and check.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


If you go to the Browse by Category section and scroll down to the section for home you will find a category for animal removal. You should be able to find someone in your area for this. Some removal experts will also close off the entry point as well. I would bet they could close the top with heavy rat wire or may even have some of the ready made screens for your chimney.

An experienced removal person should also know to check for babies because if the are present and not removed the mom will tear apart your chimney or roof to get to them.


Answered 6 years ago by ContractorDon


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Answered 6 years ago by Meranda

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