Are Birds Nesting in Your Home?

Have you seen a nest on your home but aren’t sure if it’s vacant or empty? On one hand, having cute birds around your home might seem like a good thing; on the other hand, some birds can be intimidating and even dangerous. What attracted these birds to your home? What problems will these nests cause? What should you do? Keep reading to find out answers to these questions and more. 

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Why are Birds Nesting in Your Home? 

Birds are known to create nests on or near human fixtures. They like building their nests in high areas surrounded by nature. Many houses fit those criteria. Your home offers protection from the elements, protection against predators, and is likely located near an easily accessible food source. 

Your home, in particular, may be attracting birds because of things such as:

  • Gardens
  • Manicured soil
  • Bird feeders
  • Garbage 

Will These Nests Cause Problems?

Sometimes nests are harmless, other times they can pose as a danger to everyone on the property. 

Danger to your health: Birds produce droppings that are not only gross but also dangerous to your health. Their droppings can cause diseases such as:

  • Psittacosis
  • Salmonella
  • Histoplasmosis

Danger to your house: Your home can be compromised if birds continue to nest in it. The nests can disrupt important home functions by blocking gutters or ventilation systems. 

Danger to your overall well-being: Some species of birds will attack if they feel as if they or their offspring are in danger. Additionally, they can also keep you up at night with their loud noises. 

How to Remove Them

When it comes to removing wildlife from your home, always hire a professional to do it for you. Never try doing it on your own. Depending on the type of birds nesting, it can sometimes be illegal to interfere with it. You could also end up doing more harm than good if you accidentally kill the bird. A professional Delaware bird removal company can rid your home of the birds more efficiently than you could do on your own. 

Get Rid of Pesky Birds with Bay Area Wildlife

If you have a bird nesting in your home, Bay Area Wildlife is here to help. We pride ourselves on removing invasive wildlife humanely and efficiently so that you can get back to enjoying your home. We have the tools and experience needed to get the job done properly. Don’t spend another day dealing with annoying birds, call or contact us today!