Swallow Bird Nest
Swallow mud nest damage and deface the outer walls and eaves of residences
and office buildings. They are as much a sore eye as they are a hazard.
These insect infested mud nest can ruin the architectural appearance
of your building or home. If they are left on the building long enough
staining will occur. Once swallows leave, and nests are left vacant
new tenants appear (sparrows). In addition to leaving their nests swallows
also leave their insects behind. And without hosts these insect tend
to move in to your home to find new hosts. Ideally swallow prevention
is recommended. If your swallow prevention window is missed removal
of the nest is a must.
Swallows and the law
Swallows and their nests are fully protected under the Migratory Bird
Treaty Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to intentionally kill, injure
or take any migratory bird. It is illegal to intentionally damage or
destroy the nest, eggs, or young of a swallow while it is being built
or in use. The Act allows fines or prison sentences for every bird,
egg or nest destroyed.
Swallow Bird Nest Removal
Removal of swallow nests must be timed accordingly to their migration
departure. Since swallows are a protected species, so are their nests.
Therefore the nests should not be removed until swallows have migrated
south and vacated their nests. Once the nests are vacant it is safe
to rid your self from that unwanted nest and their parasites. The swallow
nests harbor many swallow parasites ticks, fleas and bedbugs. So prior
to removal, decontaminations is recommended. After it has been decontaminated
we can begin to pressure wash the nasty nests. As soon as the nests
have been removed it is recommended that a swallow prevention product
is installed to prevent future mishaps.