Img 6235 480x576

KEEPING BUGS OUT OF YOUR CHIMNEY, HOME

April 18, 2018

Mosquitos, bees, ants, and more are notorious for being pests in the summer months by biting, stinging or simply annoying. And even though they often are just a nuisance, bugs of all kinds can wreak havoc on your home if they nest in your chimney.

Insects can gain access to the inside of your chimney through cracks in the mortar, or through the top of the flue. Gone unnoticed, infestations can damage your home, create a potential fire hazard or contribute to poor air quality.

The first step in ridding your home of a suspected infestation is identifying the extent of the problem and the type of creepy-crawlies you’re dealing with. Simply shine a flashlight into the chimney from your fireplace to inspect it. If you find an infestation — or simply can’t see what you suspect is an infestation — contact a professional exterminator to more thoroughly inspect your chimney and rid your home of the problem.

After the nuisance is eliminated, contact a professional chimney cleaning service like Rooftop Chimney to clean and inspect the structure for any damage caused by the bugs. After your chimney is serviced, consider the following options to keep insects out of your chimney:

-Patch all cracks on your chimney and mortar. This will prevent bugs from entering your chimney, and your home, minimizing the threat of an infestation.

-Install a chimney cap. A chimney cap will keep out other animals tempted to use your chimney as their home. A chimney cap also will prevent rain from pouring into your home, which can create a host of other issues.

Rooftop Chimney can assist you with cleaning your chimney and inspecting it for any damage caused by bugs and other critters. We also offer chimney cap installation or chimney cap repair to prevent bugs from getting into the chimney in the first place.

Whether you’re in Alexandria, Falls Church, or McLean, you can trust Rooftop Chimney to provide you with the fireplace service and chimney cleaning you need. For more information on ridding your chimney of bug infestations and how to keep your chimney insect free, contact us today.

You May Also Like

4 Dangers of a Damaged Chimney Flue in Richmond, VA

4 Dangers of a Damaged Chimney Flue in Richmond, VA

Your chimney flue is a small piece that comes out from the chimney on your roof that looks similar to a pipe. It keeps both the chimney and the inside of your home safe, which also protects your family. Learn about the most common dangers that can occur when you have...

4 Benefits of Spring Chimney Cleaning in Fairfax, VA

4 Benefits of Spring Chimney Cleaning in Fairfax, VA

As the weather gets warmer, your fireplace may be the last thing on your mind. However, this is the best time of the year to clean your Fairfax, VA, chimney. Consider the following four advantages of chimney cleaning. Repair Winter Damage The winter may be harsh on...

4 Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning in Alexandria, VA

4 Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning in Alexandria, VA

Dryer fires are one of the most common types of house fires, and they're largely preventable. If it's been a while since your dryer has been thoroughly cleaned in Alexandria, VA, it might be time to call in the professionals. Read on to discover four common signs your...

Why Choose Us

Family-owned business

Excellent work and pricing

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Compliance Settings
Increase Font Size
Grayscale
Simplified Font
Underline Links
Highlight Links
Reset
Close