Dangers related to DIY chimney and fireplace pest removal

Chimneys and fireplaces are attractive to a wide range of pests common to the Denver region, including arachnids, insects, bats, birds, chipmunks, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and snakes. Do-it-yourself removal can result in injury and even death. Consider the following:

  • A fall off a ladder while trying to remove one or more pests can result in a concussion, broken bones, or a worse outcome.
  • Many pests attract other pests that can be extremely irritating to deal with (lice) or a deadly danger (fleas that carry plague).
  • Pests often carry bacteria and viruses that are harmful to humans. A drop of saliva in an open scratch or bite from a bat or raccoon infected with rabies can transfer the virus to a human.
  • Some arachnids, insects, and snakes inject dangerous venom into humans via their bites and stings.

Our Chimney Sweeps of America team has the knowledge and experience needed to safely remove pests that have taken up residence in your chimney or fireplace. Call today for more information about our animal removal services.

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