I have 3 raccoons in my chimney., It is a 3 sided brick chimney with
cellotex on the house side. The trapper I contacted usually smokes them
out..but he won't use fire with the cellotex. it is all chewed up and
they are nesting in it.
I have 3 rectangular clay pipes at the top of the chimney. one has a
cap...this is apparently the flue from the furnace and hot water
heater. the other 2 go down about 6 feet and stop, leaving a wide open
space. I need to cap the 2 clay pipes, but must be sure the 'coons are
out before I do it. Wildlife people say a momma coon will tear a roof
apart if she has babies in there. I have listened with a stethoscope
and dont hear any baby noises.
Any ideas on how to encourage them to leave and stay out while I get
the caps put on?
Humane society suggests loud rap music and a strobe light lowered down
on a long extension...I cant afford a strobe.
I need to repair a few loose brick while I am up there. I have the
caulk recommended by the home store. Any tips? I know I will need to
clean the area..is sweeping good enough or is an acid cleaning with
The concrete cap that is set at an angle that surrounds the chimney is
spalled badly, and I will need to replace it. Is the premixed
ceramic-plastic mix a good thing to use there?
Thanks for any and all help. Anybody got any good recepies for racoon
: Humane society suggests loud rap music and a strobe light lowered down
: on a long extension...I cant afford a strobe.
: I need to repair a few loose brick while I am up there. I have the
: caulk recommended by the home store. Any tips? I know I will need to
: clean the area..is sweeping good enough or is an acid cleaning with
: muriatic needed?
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nylon stockings filled with dog hair
all of the above! good luck especially if they get into the attic & nest
The Celotex I know is a foamboard company, How can you have a 3 sided
brick chimney, one that is rated and used. Are you sure it isnt all
brick. I smoked out a coon in my chimney with a fire, 1 minute after
the fire went out he climbed back in, so I made a bigger fire then hit
him with a garden hose when he came out, Coons hate being hit with a
hose and water. Start a fire or put a radio in the fireplace, maybe a
bowl of amonia if it draws up , but I dought the fireplace isnt fire
rated. The right way to tuckpoint is mild acid to clean the mortar
after you grind or chop it out, but few ever do it.
please dont hurt the coon, its just rying to make a living. you can get
cheap strope lamps from radio shack, under 20 bucks should cover that.
use the humane society ideas you might try a havehart live trap near
the chimney, then take the coon out in the country and release
I would get a chimey sweep to inspect your chimey with a camera. it can
confirm your tenants have moved:) and make certain everything else is
ok. well worth the expense.
the celotex on one side concerns me, chimney should be at least all
brick if not lined with tile.
:) Throw a hand full of moth balls in there they will eventually evaporate
:) , in meantime mr. coon will vacate also.
And hopefully your living room won't be full of the moth ball smell in
the meantime. :/
Leave them alone and save yourself all this grief.
In another 4 weeks or so, Momma will retrieve the li'l ones
and head off to the woods. Then you can cap the unused flues.
I have seen them peel all the shingles off in a desperate
attempt to get the babies out when homeowner tried to foil them.
:) In another 4 weeks or so, Momma will retrieve the li'l ones
:) and head off to the woods. Then you can cap the unused flues.
But that's another four weeks of fleas and ticks multiplying with
possible access in the home. Worst type of infestations, no direct way
to treat for them.
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:) > :) In another 4 weeks or so, Momma will retrieve the li'l ones
:) > :) and head off to the woods. Then you can cap the unused flues.
:) > :)
:) > :)
:) > But that's another four weeks of fleas and ticks multiplying with
:) > possible access in the home. Worst type of infestations, no direct
:) > way to treat for them.
:) If that is a closed area where they are, you don't really need to worry
:) as they will not be infesting your home.
Not sure if I have ever seen a chimney set up that could keep insects
out and I have done plenty of flea work over the years that had
originated from raccoons or opossums climbing down the stack.
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