Critter Control

Serving the Akron-Canton Area

Call 330.823.1996

Chimney Repairs Canton

Chimney Problems: Animal in the Chimney

Many Canton homeowners call us in the spring and complain of what they believe are “birds” in their chimney. These callers are shocked to find that those “birds” are actually baby raccoons! Yes, in Canton, mama raccoons use your chimney as a den and have their litters in there each year. A raccoon can easily scamper up and down a chimney flue tile, as it is just a large hollow tree to them. Raccoons can cause damage requiring chimney repairs to the smoke shelf, damper or flue tiles while in there and our trained Canton Wildlife Specialists can remove the offending wildlife, identify any damage for you and provide chimney repairs.

What Animals Most Commonly Get Into Chimneys?

While not known to cause damage to Canton chimneys — bats, squirrels,starlings, sparrows, wood ducks, owls and other smaller “critters” are known to fall down these openings to your home and come out through the fireplace doors, furnace vents, hot water heater venting or chimney clean-out doors. Chimney Swifts actually live in chimneys and are the only birds that can fly up the chimney after they enter it. If you have Chimney Swifts, don’t attempt to remove them without consulting a professional, as they are federally protected and special considerations need to be implemented when dealing with them.

Chimney Repair: Get Animals Out of the Chimney

Don’t let this happen in your home. Our chimney repair specialists can install a chimney cap on ANY sized, or type of chimney, and prevent wildlife from using it as a home.

While our Canton chimney repair specialists are inspecting the condition of your chimney, don’t forget to ask about the condition of the chimney crown. Our Canton specialists use Crown Saver products to repair broken, or cracked masonry on chimneys and stop moisture from damaging your Canton chimney any further.

Call the chimney repair professionals today, at 1-800-CRITTER.


Critter Control of Akron-Canton provides services for the following cities:

Akron | Alliance | Aurora | Barberton | Beach City | Boston Heights | Brady Lake | Brewster | Canal Fulton | Canton | Clinton | Cuyahoga Falls | East Canton | East Sparta | Fairlawn | Garrettsville | Green | Hartville | Hills And Dales | Hiram | Hudson | Kent | Lakemore | Limaville | Louisville, Macedonia, Magnolia, Mantua, Massillon, Medina, Meyers Lake, Minerva | Mogadore | Munroe Falls | Navarre | New Franklin | North  Canton | Northfield | Norton | Peninsula | Ravenna | Reminderville | Richfield | Silver Lake | Stow | Streetsboro | â€‹Sugar Bush | Knolls | Tallmadge | Twinsburg | Waynesburg | Wilmot | Windham

We also cover the following counties:

Portage | Stark | Summit

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Terry Rastetter, Sole Proprietor, dba Critter Control of Akron-Canton


Critter Control is a nationwide company, and as such, the presence of the material on this local site does not imply that your local office can offer every service for every animal listed here. Please call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837) to see if the local office can handle your situation.