Now that we just got our 25+” of snow in a few days, spring will soon be here. With Spring Sunflower Pest Solutions will be getting numerous calls for birds squawking in attics. Take a moment to walk around your house and look up. Look for gaps where the roof meets the soffit, or overhang, and any other gaps you may see.
You see Starlings are a nuisance pest bird and they nest in cavities. They come in by the hundreds in the spring and seem to find any gap leading into your attic they can find. They then lay their eggs, and when they hatch they cannot fly for a couple of weeks. When the young birds get hungry they yell for Mom! If they are above your bedroom they can get quite annoying. We can remove birds, and repair the gap or hole they are getting in to.
Starlings also have a trait known as haystacking, and they will try to fill the area up with grass, twigs, and debris even trash to make a nest. I have personally removed 33 large bags out of 1 attic with all the nesting debris. Now just think if the bird brings a cigarette butt that is still hot up in your attic….POOF! Yes at Sunflower Pest Solutions we can also remove the nesting debris and clean up the attic. If it gets bad enough we can remove soiled insulation and add new back.