Reasons Why You Don’t Want Birds Nesting on Your Porch
A nest of chirping birds seems harmless until you have a bird’s nest on your porch. Birds nesting are beautiful and exciting to watch from a distance. However, if they try to occupy your patio or some other part of your home, chances are you will want it removed as soon as possible.
Read further to discover the reasons you don’t want birds nesting on your porch and more.
Most people don’t think of birds as necessarily dangerous unless referring to an ostrich, emu, or vulture. But regular community birds can be quite unpleasant when it comes to them invading your space. Here are a few reasons why.
- They can be excessively noisy, disturbing your sleep, and more.
- If they build a nest in your vents, they can get clogged and cause all sorts of back up, not to mention fire.
- The nest will make a massive mess for you to clean up.
- Droppings can carry diseases that are a danger to pets, and they are unsightly all over your porch.
- Perhaps the worst is when birds become aggressive.
Birds can become quite aggressive, pecking at you as you walk by if they have a nest near. If a mama bird has never warned you off, consider yourself lucky. There are times when people can not even enter their own homes due to a bird nesting near the front door.
Removing the Nest
First, it is essential to determine the type of bird you have nesting on your porch. It will help your wildlife removal experts to know what kind of equipment they will need to bring to remove the nest.
What does the local law say? It is crucial to look up the regulations for the area you live in. In Alabama, all nongame birds but a few are under the protection of the law. Be sure to check that out, so you are within the scope of the law.
Are there eggs in the nest? Make sure there are no eggs in the nest. You wouldn’t want to harm or separate baby birds unnecessarily from Mama bird. This situation is where a sanctuary or wildlife removal expert can help you out.
If you think you can do it yourself… be sure to follow a few tips if you have determined there are no chicks or eggs. First, wear gloves to avoid spreading germs and disease transmission. Remove the nest and place it in a plastic bag to again eliminate spreading germs and disease. Once the nest removal is complete, clean the spot with bleach and water.
Prevention: Birds Nesting on Your Porch
Although most birds are entertaining to watch, nurturing, and beautiful, there is a line a homeowner will want to draw. You can do a few things to help deter birds from nesting on your porch, pillars, or rafters.
- Remove birdbaths and feeders, keeping them 30 feet from your house.
- Pets in the yard and around the home help keep the birds away.
- Reflective gazing balls and mirrored pinwheels keep the birds away. They will not go near an area claimed by another bird, even if it is their own reflection.
- You can Install a fake owl or hawk and move it occasionally.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the areas fit for a nest, as birds do not like the feel of baking soda on their feet.
- Use humane bird spikes on the nesting spots, like the rounded tip spikes.
- Use a metal mesh to block chimney holes, dryer vents, and pipe fittings, so the birds cannot nest there and cause further damage.
Trust Covenant Wildlife Removal
Should you find a nest on your porch that is inhabited or troublesome, call the professionals at Covenant Wildlife Removal to determine the next course of action. The expertly trained technicians at Covenant know the laws and rules surrounding nest and bird removal and will treat them humanely and safely.
You can count on the Covenant team to assess the situation, remove the nest, clean up the area, and prevent birds from returning. After all, it is their specialty.
Contact Covenant Wildlife for all your wildlife removal needs today.