If you are living in the greater Boston area, you’re lucky enough to see many different animals, birds included. Have you ever thought a bird’s nest was cute? You probably have. But that’s until you’ve seen the damage they can cause. Birds nests can block your ventilation systems, the materials are flammable, and bird’s dropping can transmit diseases. Do you still want them near your home? Here’s how to prevent birds in Boston from making a nest in your home:
If you think of the seagulls that hang around the beach, hoping to grab your leftovers. That’s how birds are too. Most birds scavenge around looking for any food scraps. You should make sure that you’re not leaving any food scraps around and any food you throw away outside, make sure the trashcans are properly secured. If you have bird feeders, make sure they’re far away in your yard, not near your home.
Open vents are a popular entryway for birds to get into your home. To help prevent birds from getting into your vents or using them as a path into your home, you should install covers or screens over all vents.
Perch repellents are a line of bird spikes that can be placed anywhere that birds frequent. Some of the most popular places that these are placed on homes are ledges, window sills, or around the perimeter roofs. These will discourage birds from coming around your home.
One effective way to keep birds away, is to scare them away. You can put fake hawks, owls, snakes or coyotes around your yard or on your roof to keep birds away from your home. Some of these even play a noise that birds don’t like if a bird comes close.
The best thing to do is to stop a problem before it starts. If you need help with bird removal, call the professionals at Baystate Wildlife. We can safely remove all birds from your home in the greater Boston area and take extra precautions to ensure that they won’t be coming back. For a free quote or to schedule an appointment, you can call us at (781) 830-6080 or contact us on our website.