Santa Down ChimneyPests like bats, rodents, birds, wasps, killer bees, raccoons and opossums like to nest in chimneys; and can make Christmas a living nightmare for dear old Santa Claus as he tries to bring all you all your presents. Here are a few pointers that can help you keep Santa safe from stinging, smelly, and disease carrying pests this Christmas:

Preventive Measures To Keep Chimney Pests Out

Keeping dangerous and destructive pests out of your chimney begins with a few preventive measures you can actually do yourself. First off, you need to install a chimney cap in/on your chimney if you haven’t already. Make sure that the cap you choose includes a wire netting that encompasses each and every side of the chimney cap. This cap will act as a permanent barrier, if installed correctly, that will to keep animal pests from ever coming into your chimney in the first place. Secondly, look for preventive pest sprays that you can apply yourself around the opening of the chimney. These are effective at keeping flying pests out of your chimney, especially bees and wasps. The reason that these are so effective is because when one of these flying pests detects one of these poison sprays, it will report back to the hive that conditions are bad. The wasps or bees will choose another place to build their nest(s).

What To Do If You Have Chimney Pests

Unfortunately, pests like bats, rodents, birds, wasps, killer bees, raccoons and opossums can commonly be found in your chimney. During the colder holiday months, rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels are especially prevalent. Don’t lose too much sleep over them though… After all, you don’t want to loose those visions of sugar plums dancing in your head. Professional pest control, wildlife control, or bee removal services can help you out in your time of need so you and your family can have a very Merry Christmas. ***WARNING***If you do discover that you have pests living in your chimney, and those pests happen to be bees; do not light a fire. I repeat, DO NOT LIGHT A FIRE!!! As you do so, the bees will simply leave the chimney, or gather near the top, and wait for the fire to die down. When the fire dies, they will eventually return to their nests and your problem just got worse. The heat from the fire will melt the honey down the sides of the chimney causing a permanent honey smell, attracting more and more bees from that moment on. Yikes!

waiting for santaChimney Pests Are Dangerous—Not Just For Santa

Having pests inside your chimney is not only a nuisance, but can be dangerous to you and your family. In addition to some of these chimney pests bringing in fleas that can spread to you and your family, they can also carry diseases like rabies, Lassa fever, and Hantavairus. You don’t even have to come into contact with the pest; their droppings are also sufficient vectors of disease. If a wild squirrel, opossum, or raccoon does happen to make it’s way down your chimney and into your home, they can be very defensive and attack! Such attacks may also damage the inside of your home. Sometimes the pest inside your chimney can die for whatever reason. Upon doing so, they can attract maggots, flies, and other pests.

Get Bulwark Exterminating For Christmas

If you have the misfortune of battling pests, whether inside your chimney or out, one of the best Christmas gifts you can give yourself and your family is the gift of spending the next year pest free. Bulwark Exterminatingspecializes in exterminating pests like scorpions, cockroaches, spiders, termites, and ants; and prevents them from ever returning. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! Have a very merry pest free Christmas!


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