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Birds are animals who are looking for a location
to find a home. This can often be under the eaves
of your roof, in the trees around your property,
or even in the chimney of your home. They are
simply looking for a rather secluded or isolated
location where they can feel free to enjoy a place
to live and thrive.
While a majority of those places you simply may
not care about, there may become instances where a
bird has set up its nest in a place that simply
won't do for you. This can be especially true of
the sub floor vent in your house. This is not a
location where you want birds to be thriving, so
you probably want to know how to remove birds if
they get into the sub floor vent of your home?
Most people would simply opt to call some kind of
exterminator to have the birds removed from their
sub floor vent. That can be a way that you can
ensure that the problem is resolved, but it can
also be an expensive option. This leads many to
decide to try to resolve the issue on their own.
Before doing anything, is important for you to be
able to identify the kind of bird that is in your
vent. If you find that it is early in the spring
time that it is likely that this bird has not
established much of a nest yet because it is early
on in the year. That's good news if it is true.
Your next step is to determine how much nesting
material is inside the vent. The longer the bird
has been there the greater the amount of material
that should be present. If you are unable to see
directly into the vent itself, then it may be to
your advantage to purchase one of those
fiber-optic cameras that you can run down your
ventilation system to see how much nesting is
Your next step is to fish out the nesting material
or other debris that is in the ventilation area.
This is actually done with a device that is
referred to as a “fish” which allows you to grab
items and pull them out, removing the nesting
materials. Before doing this, ensure that you are
wearing gloves, a surgical mask, goggles, and that
you have covered any exposed skin. This will
prevent bacteria and parasites from getting onto
you that may have been in the nesting material.
What you will find is as you remove the nesting
materials you also deny the bird a place for it to
create its home. The vast majority of birds, when
they see their nest is gone, will conclude that
there home has been compromised in some way and
will look to go somewhere else. This makes it so
that the bird will not likely return on its own.
To be safe, it is a good idea if you rescreen the
ventilation slot on the outside of your home so to
deprive the bird of any ability to get back into
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