Screen the Top of your Chimney

The Birds > Preventing Injuries > Screen the Top of your Chimney
Cavity nesting birds sometimes mistake chimneys as suitable nest or roost sites and can accidentally find their way into your home. To avoid unwanted visitors and prevent their injury, have a chimney screen installed. If you’re a “do-it-yourselfer,” commercial chimney screens are available at most hardware stores or can be made from 1/2″ X 1/2″ galvanized welded wire. The wire, securely fastened to the top of the chimney, will not interfere with its function and will keep birds, as well as small mammals, from entering. Attic ventilation openings, vent pipes and window fans can also be screened to prevent birds from entering.

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