How do you fight an enemy that you can’t see, smell, or touch? Worse, this enemy can also seep through cracks or wriggle under doors. And worse still, it can kill its victims—human and animal alike—so quickly that they don’t know what hit them. […]
Be honest: what image comes to your mind when you hear the term “chimney sweep?” […]
Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, leaving substantial destruction, copious flooding, and stunned survivors in its wake. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Houston and other affected areas during this time, especially as evacuees head back to survey the damage done to their homes and property. Chimney and Wildlife Specialists’ expertise lies in chimney repair and animal control, so here’s our best advice for those trying to rebuild: […]
Let’s talk about birds.
On one hand, they can be beautiful, delightful creatures that make unique sounds and fascinate us with their mastery of flight. On the other hand, they can be loud, obnoxious pests that leave huge messes in their wake. It’s probably this duality that causes some people to adore birds and other people to really loathe them! […]
We’re officially in February, folks, which means that winter is on its way out! Of course, because we live in Texas, that information doesn’t really help us predict what the weather will be like in the upcoming weeks—it could, realistically, be 78°F tomorrow but drop to 46°F the next day. Yuck. […]
Is your chimney due for its annual cleaning and inspection? Remember: if it’s been more than year since this job was last done, then you should schedule an inspection as soon as possible!
Now, folks who are big on home improvement projects may be contemplating whether or not they want to just examine their chimney themselves instead of hiring (and paying) someone else to take care of it for them. But sweeping a chimney isn’t like sweeping a kitchen floor, and it’s not a task for the faint of heart. Here are three reasons to call a professional when your chimney needs a “checkup”:
Mark your calendars, folks: National Wildlife Day is on September 4th!
According to their official website, the goals behind National Wildlife Day are: […]
Let’s be honest: when the outdoor temperature is 95 degrees in the shade, most folks are not in the mood to have a warm, cozy fire inside their home. So, it makes sense if gathering firewood is the last thing on your mind during the month of August. But if you haven’t yet started stockpiling […]
“Is it cruel to make a cat live indoors full-time?”
That question can set off a flurry of debate among cat owners, with folks often feeling strongly one way or the other. Some people genuinely believe that keeping a cat inside and denying it the opportunity to hunt and wander is unethical, while others can’t stand the idea of their cat roaming around with no supervision or protection. […]
If you are the primary caregiver of a young child, then here’s a question for you: when was the last time you talked to your little one about fireplace safety? […]