Can you remove my bird’s nest for me?
Yes we can, we use our power sweeping equipment to gently probe the nest from the bottom firstly breaking the starter twigs and sticks and then working our way up, removing it bit by bit!
We have removed quite a few nests annually, however we will not remove any nests whilst in use as this is illegal and will carry a large fine if removed!
See the bird and wildlife act at the bottom of the page, from the first of April-July we will take bookings to remove a disused nest at the end of the season but won’t remove one until then, sometimes birds nests can be accidentally disturbed/removed when a customer is simply unaware they have on, however we really do our utmost to check before we sweep.
Will it make a mess?
We do our best to cover up and work carefully with our industrial vacuum running to catch as much dust as possible however on occasion due to the nature of removing a nest and the debris involved, it can at times cause a little dust adjacent to the fire, yet we will leave the area as clean as it was when we arrived.
How long will it take to remove?
Removing a bird’s nest can take up to three hours it all depends on the size of the chimney and the size of the nest!
How can I prevent birds nesting in the chimney again?
We supply and fit a number of bird guards and chimney caps that will prevent further intrusion, click here to see more…
What are the signs I should look out for that would indicate I have a nest?
The early signs of a bird starting to build a nest;
* Increased bird attention on your house roof and around your chimney pot.
* Twigs or small sticks starting to appear in your fireplace (but be careful if you have a stove/woodburner this could be covered up by the top baffle/throat plate and that’s why it is important to clear this once a month!)
* You may also notice that the noise levels that come down your chimney I.e. Passing cars or pigeons cooing has substantially reduced due to the blockage.
How do birds build a nest?
Birds start by dropping twigs and small sticks down the top of the chimney pot hoping for one to wedge in and cause a blockage then as they start dropping more and more down the chimney pot it builds up like ancient scaffolding and becomes very secure and has fantastic weight bearing capabilities; although it can be a pain to the homeowner it’s a really genius way to build a home!
Once the twigs are in place the will then find there duvet ready to lay the eggs and this can consist of anything comfortable from wool off sheep, horse hair dog hair and even badger hair these little feathered friends don’t seem as choosy as us humans do, we have also removed nests that have grass clippings hay straw and even horse manure!
My chimney is not in use! So the nest will be ok won’t it?
No! All flues must be allowed to circulate air to prevent damp, that is why blocked up chimneys MUST have a vent cap on top and a suitable vent at the bottom allowing air to keep things dry and fresh!
Birds will often sit on the top of a chimney and poop into a nest too and this can plant seeds into the nest and that is why you see some chimneys with plants or even trees growing from them.
Get in touch to discuss your nest…
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRY ACT BELOW –
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981