Vent Nesting Removal & Prevention – from Tri-County Pest Control
Along with the warmer months of spring and summer can also come another phenomenon – vent and exhaust bird nesting. Certain species of birds, called “cavity nesters” because of their affinity for holing up in dryer, stove and bathrooms vents and exhausts, can eventually cause hazardous conditions to spark in your home.
Lately, here at Tri-County Pest Control, we have been getting many calls of the dryer vent nesting variety. Because of this, here are some facts and tips we wanted to share that are specific to our protocols in these situations:
- Nesting material in dryer vents is a major fire hazard.
- We strictly adhere to all of the guidelines set forth by the Department of Fishing and Wildlife Service for proper and safe removal of the birds.
- We have found the best time to remove the nests is mid-day when the birds are most likely to be away.
- It is very important to clean both the dryer vent and duct afterwards to ensure all of the nesting material is removed.
- Following our visit and removal of the nesting material it is important to install a screen or vent cover to prevent the same issue from recurring.
Additionally, aside from the nesting removal, we have found that a certain species of mites and members of the Cimicidae (the bed bug family) such as the Swallow Bug are often found in and around bird nests. Therefore, their removal and subsequent prevention can become even more important.
So, if you spot the beginnings of a vent nest, call us immediately. Our service techs go to great lengths to make sure they are safely removed.