It’s not uncommon for birds to build nests in places like trees, eaves, and vents. While it may seem harmless, birds nesting in your vents can create a real nuisance for homeowners. Not only is it unsanitary, but their mess can block the airflow from your vents, and the noise level can be unbearable. If you’re having trouble with a bird in your vents, here are a few things that you can do to keep them out.
Identify the Problem Area
The first step is to identify where the bird is getting into your vents. Take a look at your exterior vents and see if there are any gaps or openings that the bird could be using to get inside. If you’re not sure, you can always contact our pest control professionals, and we’ll be happy to take a look for you.
Seal Off the Opening
Once you’ve found the opening that the bird is using to get into your vents, the next step is to seal it off. This will usually involve using some sort of mesh or wire screen to cover the opening. This will make it impossible for the bird to get through while still allowing air to flow freely through your vents.
Remove any Nests or Eggs
If there’s already a nest present, you’ll need to remove it before sealing off the opening. It’s best to leave this part to the professionals. You can call us at Birch Fumigators to remove any nests or eggs in your vents. Once the nest has been removed, we can then seal off the opening to prevent future problems.
Sparrows are especially bad for nesting in dryer and bathroom vents. They like to nest in residential or commercial buildings where it is warm and out of the wind, and they have shelter from predators.
Don’t let the birds take over your vents! Follow these tips to keep them out for good. Birds nesting in your vents can be more than just a nuisance; they can actually cause some serious problems. If you’re having trouble with a bird in your vents, use these tips to keep them out. And if you need help removing a nest or sealing off an opening, don’t hesitate to contact our pest control professionals at Birch Fumigators—we’re always happy to help!