4 Common Places Birds Will Nest In or On Your House

Birds frequently nest in and around homes. Once they find the right nesting site around your home, they can cause significant damage through droppings, scratching your home, spreading disease, and even attacking people in your home. Once they establish a nest, it may even be prohibited to remove the bird. The best way to protect your home is to stay aware of potential nesting sites and keep birds away from the start. Keep reading to discover common bird nesting places around homes.

1. Chimneys

Nesting birds will love the warmth and shelter that your home's chimney provides. While they may build a nest at the base, it's even more common for them to try and find a way to nest in or around the chimney cap. Adventurous birds will also find their way inside your chimney, where they can get stuck or find their way deeper inside your home.

2. Attic Vents

Attic vents provide birds with sheltered nooks. They can build nests around vents or fans, or they can even pry past wire grills to get inside the attic. Unfortunately, it can be hard to regularly inspect these areas if you have a steep roof.

3. Dormer and Gable Vents

New gable vents have wire mesh or grills behind the vents. But over time, birds can pry their way past the barrier to set up nests or venture into your attic. Large dormer vents on your rooftop also provide more crevices and shields from the wind, attracting nesting birds looking for permanent shelter.

4. Eaves and Soffits

Some birds can even build nests that cling to the walls of your home and the underside of the eaves and soffits. Near these surfaces, you might also find birds building nests in your home's gutters and downspouts.

Once birds create a nest on your home, it can be hard to remove them and protect your property. Preventive measures and deterrents can help keep birds away from the start. Contact us today to learn more about our BirdBloc solution and proactively keep pest birds away from your house and landscape.