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The Right Way to Remove a Bird’s Nest

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Knockout Pest

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Have you ever had a bird’s nest located right outside of your bedroom window? Hearing birds chirp that close to your bed is sure to drive anyone insane. To remove a bird’s nest from your property, you need to be extra careful and considerate to your outdoor neighbors.


Inspect for Eggs
Before you attempt to remove a bird’s nest, give it a quick look over. If the nest has unhatched eggs inside of it, leave it alone for now. It is actually illegal to disturb the nest and eggs of specific species of birds. Allow these peaceful animals to be born and leave the nest on their own before beginning relocation.

When to Remove
It pays to inspect your property often because the best time to remove a bird’s nest is as it’s being built. This is the time when it’s easiest to remove since no eggs or babies are occupying it. Once the nest is fully built and has a few occupants, it’s best to get a professional opinion on the removal method.

Staying Safe
You can’t just walk up to a nest and throw it in the garbage, they’re not as boring as they look. Nests can contain many different types of pests like fleas, mites, ticks, bed bugs, as well as high levels of bacteria. When you attempt the removal, be sure to wear long sleeves, latex gloves, and a face mask to avoid breathing in any allergens or bacteria. Place the empty nest in a thick garbage bag and leave it outside for collection.

Removing a bird’s nest isn’t overly difficult, but there are a lot of factors that must be taken into consideration. When you need help from a professional, contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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