While watching birds on your property can be a fulfilling venture, there will likely come a time when a birds nest begins to impair the beauty of your structure or property. If you are considering removing birds nests from your property, there are many local and federal laws that may require you to think twice to avoid large fines or other penalties. If you are considering removing bird nests from your property, contact The Pied Piper and we can help determine these key factors that contribute to proper removal.
What Factors Warrant Bird Nest Removal?
Bird nests function as a home for a wide variety of bird species and should only be removed when necessary or certain other conditions have been met. Because so many birds are protected by both national and local laws, it is recommended that you consult with a wildlife removal or bird control specialist prior to performing any DIY methods. Some factors that warrant bird nest removal include:
- Abandoned or Unusable – It is not uncommon for nests to be abandoned after a breeding season, serving only as a memento of the species that had called it home. In these cases, it will typically be ok to remove them. By the same token, nests that have been damaged due to weather events or high winds will likely be abandoned as well.
- Poor Nest Placement – If a bird begins building its nest in an unsafe location, you will typically want to have the nest removed to preserve the safety of the species. For instance, bird nests that are constructed near active chimneys will typically not lead to a favorable outcome for birds that choose to nest there. If you find nests around your structure that are in dangerous or high-traffic areas, contact a bird control specialist or wildlife expert to move them to a safer location.
- Empty Birdhouses – If you have installed birdhouses around your property and the nests that are inside of them are no longer being used, you may need to remove them to accommodate new birds for the upcoming seasons. This is particularly beneficial just before winter arrives to provide reasonable shelter and protection from predators.
Pied Piper Services for Bird Control and Prevention
Effective prevention and removal of birds will often require the assistance of a professional bird control expert. Pied Piper Services has the equipment and training necessary to help bring peace back to your home or business after bird infestation has occurred. Contact us today to learn how we can help!