Bird Nest Removal Service
We remove bird nests from residential vents
Birds are very dirty creatures and can make a mess in your home’s vents. Dead birds and bird droppings can create terrible smells in your home and if they are infected with bird mites, you will have problems much bigger than foul smells! If you have a bird nest in your dryer vent, bathroom fan exhaust vent or a kitchen range or microwave vent, we can help. Bird nests in dryer vents are removed as part of the dryer vent cleaning service.
Removal of the birds
Most bird nests in residential vents in this region of the country are from European Starlings. They are an invasive species and there is no law against removing them. Native species, however, are not supposed to be disturbed until they are done nesting and the babies can fly on their own. We know the difference and will let you know what is nesting in your vent. Baby starlings can be removed and placed in another container, like a flower pot, and hung up nearby so the mama bird can take care of them.
Removal of the Nest
The nest is removed by a combination of brushing, blowing and vacuuming. We make sure it’s all gone.
Disinfecting the Vent
Disinfecting the vent is important if a bird had died in it, bird mites were detected, or to get rid of foul smells generally. We spray disinfectant into the duct and clean it with a rotary brush. If bird mites are present, we have additional chemicals to deal with them.
Bathroom Fan Vent Replacement
Bathroom fan vents can be replaced easily if the go through the attic, where they are easily accessible. This applies to bathrooms on the top floor of the home only.
We recommend replacing the duct if the birds made a significant mess in there. They are made of a plastic bag type material and are not easy to clean and deodorize. Unfortunately, it is not as easy to replace a bathroom fan vent when it runs between floors. We can do it, but it typically requires cutting into the ceiling for access.
Cleaning bird droppings off your siding
We will spray the siding with disinfectant and brush loose the bird dropping stains near the vent.