Birds In Vents – Bird Removal & Control
Requests to get rid of birds in vents in Henrico, Glen Allen, Richmond, Midlothian and Charlottesville Virginia really increases in the Spring & Summer months.
Watch this video that shows a pair of really mad European Starlings that wanted to get back into our customer’s home after we evicted them and bird proofed the home.
The most common bird problem we encounter when doing bird removal & control is birds getting into vents. European Starlings love to build nests in bathroom vents, dryer vents and attic vents. These areas provide a great place for them to raise baby birds.
The biggest problems with birds getting into your homes is that their nesting materials can create a fire hazard and greatly reduces exhaust airflow. They often poop in the vents causing terrible odors.
Birds also carry bird mites. These biting parasites can infest your home and their bites can be harmful to your family by transmitting diseases.
Signs That You Have Birds In Your House
- Scratching sounds
- Fluttering sounds
- Chirping sounds
- Bird droppings on the side of the house beneath a vent
- Bird nesting materials hanging out of the vent
- Seeing birds entering and exiting vents
How To Get Rid Of Birds In Vents
- Inspect your home to identify bird nesting or roosting activity
- Remove bird nesting materials from exhaust hoods and all ductwork – this often requires the use of extension ladders. Make sure you are comfortable using a ladder and follow all safety precautions
- Remove all birds and their eggs if present. Note: Always follow federal, state and local laws and regulations. Most bird species are protected. Know the species of birds you are dealing with.
- Clean, disinfect and deodorize all vents.
- Install new bathroom, dryer or stove exhaust vent, if necessary.
- Install bird guards to bird proof all bathroom, dryer and oven/stove vents
- Inspect your home annually to identify potential problems before they start
How To Keep Birds From Getting Into Vents
- Bird proof attic and gable end vents with 1/4″ hardware cloth
- Make sure the exhaust vent hood and louvers are in good condition with no missing or broken louvers
- Install bird guards over all bathroom vents, dryer vents and oven/stove exhaust vents
Visit our bird removal & control page for additional information on solving bird problems or visit Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services.
You can also call us at (804) 729-0046.