Imagine coming home from a long day at work and you are finally able to sit down on the couch and begin reading a good book. While you are engrained in your latest novel selection you start hearing sounds coming from your attic space. In the beginning, you push it off as nothing, and yet, the sounds keep occurring. As a homeowner, you are beginning to realize one of your worst fears. A possible infestation or infiltration of birds in your attic. How to get birds out of attic? Identify the bird, inspect the home exterior for access points, trap the birds, and clean up after relocation.
Let’s take a look below at what all of this might mean.
What Do I Do
Removing birds from your attic space is fairly simple. You can either attempt it yourself and struggle or reach out to your local pest control company. The following steps are recommended.
- Inspect the Attic-by doing this you can identify the type of bird. It will also help you understand what it needs to be coaxed out.
- Inspect your homes exterior-going vent by vent and checking all external openings can provide you with the location where the bird or birds most likely entered.
- Remove or trap-open the biggest vents to the outside. Then, play loud music or use a leaf blower to scare the birds to the outside. Also, use exclusion doors so that they birds cannot come back in, once outside.
- Repair and clean-once the bird or birds are relocated, you will need to repair the opening and clean up the attic space.
- Call a professional-does anyone really have time to do this? Call a professional so that the process is done correctly.
How Can I Prevent It
The best way to prevent any birds from getting into the attic is by keeping an eye on the exterior of your home. Make sure that all mesh screens associated with attic vents are sealed tight, as well as any other access points to the attic. Soffits and eaves are the main places that the birds like to access, so ensuring that they are completely sealed up is a step in the right direction.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to a wildlife removal specialist. They can also recommend ways to prevent wildlife from entering your attic or home in general. Additionally, pest control companies are great at assisting wildlife removal specialists to ensure that your home stays safe and free of pests.
How Much Does It Cost
Believe it or not, the cost to remove bird nests and the bird or birds themselves is relatively in-expensive. Of course, preventative maintenance to ensure that you don’t ever have this issue is key. The national average cost to remove a bird nest can range from $350 to $650 per visit. You will likely spend up to $500 on an initial visit, as the pest control company will want to assess the situation, and remove the bird, nest, cleanup, and relocate the bird(s).
Other Recommended Maintenance
While you are working on getting birds out of the attic, you might also want to learn about keeping cockroaches out of your kitchen cabinets. Preventative maintenance is always key. Also, on occasion, pests can access all areas of your home. So, it’s a great idea to keep tabs on your pest control.
If you happen to find a dead mouse in the home, can you get rid of the smell? Yes! You can do this by using baking soda, vinegar, charcoal, commercial disinfectant, or bleach.
Lastly, check out the bathroom. If you see ants running around the bathroom, look for where they entered, what is attracting them, and eliminating the attraction.
When Do I Call A Professional
Reaching out to a professional pest control company is very important when looking to get birds out of your attic. First and foremost, finding out where they got access to the attic is key. You may have some soffit damage to your roof or even the air vents are damaged, leaving an opening for birds to wander into the attic. Calling your local pest control company is necessary at this time.
Also, consider reaching out to your local home inspection team. They can do a thorough inspection of your roof and attic to determine how the birds got in. Additionally, they can recommend the most reputable pest control company for getting rid of pests. In this case, get rid of the birds in your attic.
Birds in the attic are definitely a situation of concern. Not only is it a nuisance to you and a health concern for your family, but the birds are also stressed at this point. Keep your family safe and healthy from pests by making sure your home is sealed up tight in all locations. All South Pest Control will be able to determine your bird removal needs and offer the best preventative maintenance for future pest issues in McDonough, GA, and the surrounding areas.