Bird Nest Removal Franklin TN
Birds are beautiful creatures whose songs bring us joy as we walk through nature, sometimes, however, certain species of birds can make a nest in inconvenient spaces, such as your dryer vents. Not only does the noise and smell drive homeowners mad but the nests can pose a fire hazard and leave pathogens and bacteria that may be harmful to homeowners. Contact Franklin Dryer Vents to help you safely remove any bird nests from your dryer vents.
What to do if you find a birds nest in your dryer vent
A bird's nest is a reminder that spring or summer is close, but birds are not something you want to hear coming from your dryer vent. If you find or hear one do not panic, there are ways to remove the bird’s nest safely and humanely. Your first step is to contact us at Franklin TN Dryer Vent Techs so we can professionally remove the nest. The best time to remove birds next from your dryer vent is midday when the birds will more than likely not be near the nest, as they hunt during the day. Once the nest has been safely removed, we recommend a thorough clean to rid your vent of any debris that may be left by the birds. When you remove the nest debris it is important to ensure that it is done properly as birds next are a fire hazard.
How to prevent a bird’s nest from entering into your vent
There are some species of birds that are known as cavity nesters who begin to hunt for a place that is warm for their nest at the beginning of spring. Protecting your vent from these types of birds is best for the longevity of your vents, as well as the safety of the bird. The best way to protect your vent from these cavity nesters is to install vent covers. Alternatively, options such as bird screens or mesh wire are available to place on your dryer vent.
Nest removal tips
When we think of pests, we do not commonly place birds in that category, but if the birds are causing damage to your property, they can quickly fall into this classification. Not only can the birds in the nests make a noise, but they can also block your dryer vents and pose a fire hazard with their nest materials. Before touching the nest, it is best to check for the presence of eggs. The eggs are more than likely incubating, and the parents may have gone hunting or feed, constant interruptions from humans can cause the parents to abandon the nest completely. To determine if the nest is best left till after nesting season, consult a professional. Do not try to remove the nest yourself. Doing this will cause possible debris to be left behind which will cause issues down the line.
Protect the nest
Bird control is not as simple as just removing the nest and getting rid of it. There are a large variety of birds that are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Removing and disposing of their nests is illegal unless a valid permit is held. Unless you are an expert, it is not likely you will be able to determine the exact species of the birds.