The barn swallow is the most common swallow species in the world. Just like their name implies, barn swallow nests are commonly found on the roofline of barns, homes, and other outbuildings in Minnesota, and their early morning calls and tenacious habits can be overwhelming to many residents. Barn swallows are protected by law in Minnesota, so we do not recommend handling the nest removal and barn swallow removal by yourself, but we can help. If barn swallows have infested your home or barn, call Wildlife Management Services today for help with your barn swallow problems!
Getting Rid of Barn Swallows
Like many birds, the barn swallow is scared off by bird deterrents such as bird netting. Bird deterrents like decoys are also effective prevention methods for barn swallows. Another way to make sure barn swallows don't want to make a home under your roof in your eaves or rafters is to prevent access to these sought-after areas. Non-toxic repellents to make food sources less appealing are another aspect of successful barn swallow management.
Problems with Barn Swallows
Barn swallows are loud and disruptive to home and business owners, but their nesting habits and property damage is what truly gives them their reputation. Common barn swallow problems include:
- Property damage to barns and homes from using mud for nesting, such as stains
- Other nesting materials like feathers and grass can block vents and clog gutters
Identifying Barn Swallow Nests
Species of swallows, including barn swallows, will build their nests out of mud, grass, and feathers on eaves and under gutters on buildings, for protection from the elements. Barn swallow droppings can fall out of the nest to the ground below, and their feces contain harmful bacteria like histoplasmosis, salmonella, and more.
Once they have found a suitable nesting spot, barn swallows will return to the same place annually, so it is vital to make their preferred nesting areas uninhabitable to them. For help with fast and safe barn swallow removal and prevention, call our office today or request a quote below!
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