Removing a birds nest is not as straight-forwards as it may seem. In this article, we discuss how to know if you need bird nest removal, if you should remove bird nests yourself, dangers of having birds around you home and much more. Be sure to read all the way through to learn how to avoid potentially dangerous bird diseases, as well as legal trouble!
How Do I Know If I Need Bird Nest Removal?
One may ask, “How will I know if I need bird nest removal?” The first thing that you will begin to notice is the sound of scratching in your bathroom ceiling. Birds have very long claws on their feet, which they use to grip tree limbs and food. When a bird walks in metal vent pipes, it can also sound like a scratching noise. Bird nests in bathroom vents is a common issue around the Charlotte area. As soon as you hear these sounds, do not hesitate to call Varmint Gone to quickly remove them from your home.
Can I Remove The Bird Nests Myself?
Ultimately, the best answer for this is “no”. First and foremost, bird nests can contain mites, parasites, ticks and other pests carried on the birds themselves, and are likely to remain long after the birds have left. The nests will also more than likely contain droppings, which can also increase your risk of harmful exposure to microorganisms and pathogens that can cause a range of communicable diseases. Secondly, many species are protected under The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which “makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations.” In saying so, you could not only harm your health, but also end of up serious legal trouble if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Dangers of Having Bird Nests In or Around My Home
Birds will typically build their nests in your homes vents and around bathroom exhaust vents because they keep their eggs warm. However, this can create an extremely dangerous situation. The humidity in showers can incubate the growth of histoplasmosis fungus, which is found in bird feces. Babies and individuals with weakened immune systems are highly susceptible to getting Histoplasmosis. The symptoms from contracting it can be lead to severe issues like heart problems and Meningitis. Having bird nests in vents can also cause bird lice to have direct access into your living area. These problems need to be eradicated very quickly so it’s imperative to call a professional if you notice any signs.
What Are My Next Steps?
It is important to get rid of birds as soon as possible to eliminate the health risks and home damage associated with bird building a nest in your home. Each member of the Varmint Gone team is a professional, trained in handling bird removal and decontamination. Schedule an appointment online or call 888-391-3330 for an appointment with a specialists at Varmint Gone to resolve your bird situation. Wondering how much bird removal costs? Check out this article we made that covers just that!
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