Bird problems in your home can be caused by a variety of issues. We have discussed bird problems in a few other blogs, such as birds in dryer and bathroom vents, and birds behind shutters. There are also other types of vents on homes that can be exploited by birds. Many of these vents are located on or near the roof of your home, and are not readily visible or accessible.
Ridge vents are mounted at the peak of your home, and often have missing end caps, or end caps that have been pulled out by birds or other animals. Gable end vents are louvered vents that are mounted in the side walls of your home near the peak. Depending on the age of your home, the vents may or may not have screening. They may have screening that is ineffective or compromised and will not prevent bird ingress. These two types of ventilation systems are the most common roofline vents for bird problems and bird entry.
Some additional vents that may cause bird problems are powered dome vents and static vents. Powered dome vents contain a fan and pull air from the attic. The screen systems are not sufficient against bird and other animal entry. Static vents are stationary vents which also help with airflow from the attic. Static vents often have no screen system at all, and provide easy entry for birds.
As we discussed in prior blogs related to bird problems, birds carry diseases and make terrible messes. Birds that have invaded your home need to be removed, and the affected areas restored to safe conditions. Vents should be properly screened with heavy gauge screening and other permanent components in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
Call or email Backyard Wildlife Solutions today if you have bird problems and we will offer you a permanent, custom exclusion solution. Backyard Wildlife Solutions is based in Lititz, Pa and offers nuisance animal control and animal removal services in Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Reading, York, and surrounding areas.