Removing Bird Nests
If birds are a problem at any of your properties you should know that precautions must be taken if there are nests. According to the BC Ministry of Environmental Stewardship, if a nest is occupied by a bird or its eggs, it is not allowed to be removed or destroyed.
Nests are Usually Hidden
They may or may not be occupied.
These nests were found up here.
More than a Nuisance
They cause fires, flooding and carbon monoxide poisoning. When they nest in gutters create a dam, letting water pool, leading to leaks and damage. Nests are highly flammable and if they’re situated near electrical wires or machinery they can easily spread a fire. Vents and chimneys can be blocked by nests leading to carbon monoxide build up.
That was because a bird nest caught on fire and incinerated a metre of cable.
Nests Can Be Prevented
- Bird Spike Installation
- Anti-Bird Flashing
- Bird Netting
- Bird Shock Electric Track
- Bird Spiders
- Protective Membrane Installation (to strengthen areas damaged by birds)
Read more in our post about birds from last year.