When birds invite themselves into your Newmarket home, they may nest in your vents. This includes dryer and wall vents, which offer them a quiet and safe place to raise their chicks. Here at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we can assist you with bird removal and show you how to keep birds away from your house’s vents, as well as the diseases they carry.
Signs of Bird Activity
Dozens of species of birds call Newmarket their home, including starlings, pigeons and doves. When these birds find their way into your home’s vents, you may notice their presence via several clues, including:
- Dropped feathers in one area
- The presence of droppings
- Scattered nesting material around the vent
When birds hatch young inside these vents, you may hear high-pitched chirps and squeaks. You may also see adults entering and exiting the vents with food for their chicks. Our Skedaddle wildlife removal technicians can show you how to get rid of birds and how their presence can endanger your family.
The Dangers of Bird Nests in House Vents
Calling in our experienced wildlife techs for bird removal in Newmarket can protect your home from some of the possible dangers birds can pose when nesting in your home’s vents. One of the greatest dangers is the possibility of a house fire. Dropped feathers and nesting material can clog your home’s vents and cause a dryer fire.
Bird nests in wall vents can reduce your Newmarket home’s air quality and spread airborne diseases and parasites. Bird mites, ticks and fleas can travel through your home’s ductwork and cause new infestations in other rooms of your home.
The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Bird Removal
Removing birds from your home’s vents may seem simple at first, but do-it-yourself wildlife removal can put you at risk for injury. Wild birds can scratch and peck when cornered or in defence of their chicks, and if these wounds become infected, you may find yourself in need of medical treatment. Some birds also carry diseases that can spread to humans, such as salmonella and tapeworm. Touching and sweeping up old nests can send bacteria airborne and cause them to spread throughout your home.
When birds choose to nest in a house vent that is well out of reach, removal requires the use of ladders and other safety equipment. A trained wildlife removal technician from Skedaddle can use ladders and other tools with the utmost care, allowing you to keep your feet on the ground and avoid a serious fall.
How To Keep Birds Away With Skedaddle
Calling in our Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control technicians can protect you and your family from injury and disease with their experience and know-how. Once they inspect your property, our technicians will remove any live animals before cleaning up any old, dry nesting. If any birds remain out of reach, our techs can install one-way doors so any birds that exit cannot return.
Our technicians can also locate any nesting or birds in your ductwork that may cause foul odours in your home. Bird droppings, old eggshells and deceased chicks can spread airborne diseases and contribute to bad smells. Once our techs complete the cleaning process, they can locate and seal up any vulnerable vents. Scheduling regular home inspections with Skedaddle can also help keep birds away.
Contact Us Today for Bird Removal In Newmarket
Learning how to keep birds away from your Newmarket home can reduce the risk of disease and injury. Call us today or fill out our online service form for bird removal services and learn about the importance of keeping nesting birds from inviting themselves into your house.