Preventing Swallows from Nesting on Your Property

As the end of summer draws nearer, we start to anticipate what the next season will bring. The weather will begin to cool, Halloween costume trends will slowly emerge, children will return to school, and swallow season is almost over!

Swallows are a federally protected, migratory bird with an official nesting season that takes place between February 15th and September 1st. Completed nests during this breeding season cannot be touched without a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The only way to manage these pest birds is through prevention.

With this season coming to an end, now is the best time to start preparing your residential and commercial properties for next year!

Bird netting is the most effective way to treat swallows.

Netting is one of the most popular and effective ways to block swallows from nesting on your property. Have it installed under the eaves of your home—their favorite spot—or under your balcony, barn, garage, etc. It’s a quick and easy tool that blends in well with many of the buildings that populate metropolitan areas like San Francisco.

Protecting your commercial property is just as important as residential protection.

Like any other pest bird, swallows pose a considerable risk to your business in terms of maintenance and sanitation. Their droppings can carry disease and infection, threatening the health and wellness of your customers. Additionally, swallows build mud nests, which have been known to stain commercial building surfaces.

Swallows are an economic liability to your business.

Defaced property and unsanitary conditions give off the impression that your company does not put in the energy or effort to maintain a clean, healthy business. This will turn off potential customers and deter people who do use your business from coming back, thus hurting your profits. It’s especially important to take preventative action for these pests because once they nest, they cannot be touched for several months.

If you’re not sure of the best way to prevent swallows from nesting on your residential or commercial property, it’s best if you consult an expert. The professionals at Birds Away/Pigeons Away have the tools and experience to effectively keep swallows and other pest birds out of your hair! We also offer services for clearing away those unsightly mud nests swallows leave in their wake.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you deter pest birds of all kind!