Since your gutters are one of your home’s main lines of defense against the elements, it’s vital that you keep them as clear as possible to prevent any clogs. According to gutter installation experts, there is one kind of obstruction that you absolutely need to prevent in your gutters: bird nests.
Here are the various methods you can use to prevent birds from nesting in your gutters.
Install Birdhouses or Nesting Boxes
One way you can prevent birds from nesting in your gutters is by installing birdhouses or nesting boxes with bird feeders around your property. By doing so, they’ll have a safe place to eat, rest and build their nests in other than your gutter system.
Alternatively, if you don’t mind spending a little extra on installation and maintenance, consider installing a sound system that can play high frequency sounds and predator noises to deter birds from nesting in your gutters.
Apart from sound technology and installing birdhouses on your property, you can also opt to install a gutter protection system in your gutters to prevent birds from nesting in them. With gutter covers, not only will you be able to prevent birds from making their home in your gutter system, but you’ll also be able to minimize the amount of debris that falls in them, further reducing the risk of clogging.
On the other hand, you can also apply bird repellent around your gutters as these substances stimulate different bird senses to make them uncomfortable staying in one spot for too long. Keep in mind, however, that you may need to reapply the repellent every now and then to maintain its effects.
What to Do if There’s a Bird Nest in Your Gutters?
If a bird has already created a nest in your gutters, don’t try to remove it yourself, especially during nesting season. This is because there is a federal law that protects the birds and their nests from being trapped, killed or otherwise disturbed. If you find a bird nest in your gutters during nesting season, you can get rid of them by calling a pest control company or a wildlife removal service to get the job done as these professionals are trained to handle situations like this.
Need assistance in preventing birds from nesting in your gutter helmet system? Look no further than Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth. When it comes to gutter maintenance and replacement services, we are the leading professionals in the area. Give us a call at (817) 495-7278 or (817) 845-3066. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a service call.