Bluebottles

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  1. Lee_eel

    Lee_eel Second Unit

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    Could anyone suggest how to get rid of bluebottles that are coming down my chimney please? I have already had the chimney cleared and a dead bird was found but they are still there. I need an extreme method which will illiminate the bluebottles for good if possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated no matter how small.

    Cheers[​IMG]
     
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    Can't you put (or have somebody install) a chimney cap on the top? My sister had the same problem with birds nesting in her fireplace chimney. She got somebody to intall a cap that allows smoke out but is too small for most nesting birds and has not had a problem since..

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    what Jay said. your chimney sweep should be able to supply you with a cap that will keep out the birds. the birds are seasonal and you need to wait until they leave, have the chimney swept and then capped.
     
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    gee, I thought a BIG fire would take care of the problem [​IMG]
     
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    when I was a kid one of hte neighbors had a chimney fire. Made for a cool display [​IMG]
    nothing bad happened though.
     
  7. Kirk Gunn

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    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    I'd like to second that question, and for today's trivia Kirk, did you see Bob's your uncle? What a riot!

    Glenn
     
  9. Lee_eel

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    Kirk, i get it!

    Bluebottle as in fly like insect with shiny body![​IMG]
     
  10. Kirk Gunn

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    That makes sense ! Much more than a bobbie habitating in a fireplace. Reminds me of a Red Dwarf episode with a teleporter that didn't work too well....

    Keeping insects out of a fireplace may be a bit trickier. Most of the screens I have seen are meant to keep animals out, and as such have fairly large openings. Smaller screens may clog with soot.
     

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