If you find a bird’s nest in your home, your first instinct may be to freak out. While some people may be looking to attract birds into their gardens or backyards, others are nervous about birds being in their homes. If you find a nest in your attic, outside your home in the gutters or awning, you may wonder what the best way to handle the situation is. Discover below how to handle a bird’s nest in your home and other questions you may have.
Knowing when to leave a bird’s nest alone and when to remove it from your home may be challenging. It’s important to remember that inside a bird’s nest is a mother and either hatched or unhatched eggs of their family. Many animal lovers will suggest you leave the nest alone and leave the birds be, but there may be other ways to humanely remove a bird’s nest if it causes you worry. For example, relocating the nest is a good idea if you do not want it on your home or property. Gently remove the nest and carry it as a whole to a new, safer location for both you and the birds.
Suppose you are looking for how to remove a bird’s nest and place it into a new location. First, start by scoping out a new safe spot for the nest. Find a covered or safe area that is high up and away from the potential danger of other rodents or animals. Once you find a new destination, slowly carry over the whole nest and place it in the new spot. Once it is placed, stay away from the nest, as mother birds are very protective and will go to humans if they sense danger. Once a nest is safe to remove, usually around a week after all eggs have hatched, grab a trash bag and gently remove and empty the nest into it. Keep it away from pets or other animals so they do not get into the trash bag.
If you’re looking to prevent future nests from popping up at your home, consider checking your gutters, awnings, under your deck, and other areas of your home that look like a safe roof for birds. Clean any underbrush and sloped roofs to prevent birds from forming a nest easily. Contact a trusted bird and wildlife animal removal specialist for more tips on preventing or removing a bird’s nest.
For help removing any birds or their nest in your home, contact the experts at Baystate Wildlife. Our bird animal removal team is patient and gentle when removing birds and other wildlife from your home. We know bird’s nests can inconvenience you and your family, so we are here to help with effective bird removal services across Massachusetts. Give us a call for a quote at 781-830-6080.