Bird nesting season usually happens in springtime – but can extend into summer so they can take advantage of the warm weather to take care of their young. However, birds possibly nesting in your gutters is an issue that ultimately leads to other bigger problems like water damage and chimney blockage. An untimely roof repair can be costly so it’s better to know the ways to deter bird activity in your gutters and lessen cleaning chores.
There are specifically designed gutter guards that can provide a lifetime of protection from bird nests. Examples of these are steel mesh or hardware cloth, screen and foam – relatively inexpensive and durable solutions to keep even debris or organic litter away from your gutters. Cleaning your chosen gutter guard system will help maintain its effectiveness, too.
You can hang plastic owls from the eaves of the house to frighten woodpeckers, or place fake spiders to scare the small birds because large spiders typically prey on them. However, birds can get used to these scare tactics so it’s best to regularly change the positions of your decoys. A smart and innovative move is to include products that are self-moving or utilise sound technology.
What to Do With Bird Nests in Gutters?
You simply don’t want birds nesting in your gutters, but what should you do when nests are already there? In a word, clean. This process includes checking if the nest is active, wearing protective clothing, transferring the nest to a safe location and cleaning up your gutters to prevent debris falling into your home. If the nest is active, call animal control.
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