How to get rid of birds from vents?

Vents are specifically designed in the buildings to exchange the passage of gasses, air, and liquids between the inside of buildings and the external environment. But they can be a problem because of the presence of birds. Different parasites like mice, and lice associated with birds can enter the building causing serious health hazards. Moreover, their function can be interrupted causing a bad smell and maybe fire in the buildings.

This rising problem must be solved by following the below-mentioned ways by getting rid of birds from the vents.

  • Cover the vents with vent guards or covers.
  • Remove the nesting material from the vents.
  • Make the vent lint-free.
  • Attach the reflective mirrors near the vents.
  • Hang an artificial owl near the vents.

As we know that the presence of birds in vents can cause serious problems, thus you must carefully follow the above-mentioned ways correctly. Any misguidance will not provide effective results. So, you must make sure to implement them properly to get rid of birds from vents in no time.

Cover the vents with vent covers and screens :

Covering the vents with vent covers and screens is among the widely adopted way to enter birds in vents. It acts as a barrier that blocks the bird’s entrance. The vent covers and wire mesh block the entry of air without blocking the airflow. You can install a vented mesh by making sure that it allows the proper passage of air. Moreover, you can also use galvanized hardware cloth which is highly durable because it is resistant to corrosion, rust, and heat.

You can buy vent-blocking covers according to the size and shape of your vents. Installing the vent screen is easy. Remove the outer covering vents and carefully fit the wire mesh or galvanized hardware cloth in its internal side. Replace the vent covering. Whenever the birds try to enter the vent, the vent mesh or hardware cloth blocks its entrance. In this way, you will not worry about bird entry in vents.

Removing the nesting material from the vents:

Birds can enter an open vent and can make nests in the vents. The nesting material can cause clogging of vents and disturb their functioning. Therefore it is compulsory to remove the nesting material from vents.

Before removing nesting material, properly cover your hands and face. Remove the nesting material by using your hand or a rod during the absence of birds. Carefully put the nesting material in the trash box. After removing, clean the area and promote airflow through air duct cleaning equipment consisting of a long tube. Pass the tube through the vent for further cleaning passage of air.

Make the vent lint-free:

Similar to nesting material, the presence of lints in the vents can clog the vents. Lints are the fibers of clothing materials. They may accumulate in the vents and thus the vents do not perform properly. You must remove the lints to ensure the functioning of the vents.

You can remove the lints by using a vacuum cleaner. It performs its job by completely removing the lints from vents through its suction capabilities. Simply put it into the vent and turn it on. It collects the lints and makes the vents clean. Then remove the vacuum cleaner and cover the vent with a vent cover. The absence of lints will provide no nesting material for birds and the covering prevents the further entry of birds.  

Attach the reflective mirrors near the vents:

Attaching the mirrors near vents can distract the birds from their reflection and helps in getting rids of birds. Attach some pieces of mirrors to the wall areas near the vents by using a strong adhesive. When the light falls on the mirror reflection is produced. The bird’s attention may get distracted because of reflection and they don’t come near the vents. This will help you to keep the vent safe from birds.

Hang an artificial owl near the vents:

Hanging an artificial owl near the vents works by scaring the birds. These owls are easily available in bird stores and are commonly made of lightweight plastic materials. Take an owl and hang it with strong support by using a strong rope or thread near the vent. You can also stably place it on the wall by filling it with sand or soil. When the birds see the owl, they may feel the presence of predators and don’t come near this area. Therefore, your vents will remain safe from all types of birds.






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