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Removal of birds from soffit

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For those who are homeowners, you have probably had to deal with birds getting underneath the eaves or roof of your home in the area that is commonly referred to as the soffit. This is the underside of any element of a building which can also be found over areas like patios, warehouse structures, or other buildings where there is a portion that juts out away from the primary structure itself. This makes it so that there is an extra area that provide shade or protection from the elements.

While this may make the building look fancier and help it to provide protection when it is raining or excessively hot, it also makes for the perfect location for a bird to create his home. In fact, it is quite likely that birds will build a nest underneath this area directly up against the side of the house or other building structure. It gives them the same kind of protection and gives them relative isolation.

While this may be great for them, that does not mean that it works for you. Birds who have built a nest in an area like this will drop their waste below and make messes on the ground underneath. This is one of the reasons why this is so important to get these creatures away. It is not just that they can make a mess around your home or business, but that waste can pose a serious health risk to you, your family, and your customers should this be in your business. If you are wanting to know how to remove birds from the soffit then here are some tips for you.

The first thing that you want to do is to get the bird to go away. You need some time to put up a structure that will keep the animal from being able to return while you are working, and so using bird fogging is the best option. This is a form of repellent that you release through a canister that will cause the bird to go away and tell the repellent has completely dissipated. It isn't dangerous to them but is extremely irritating, meaning it isn't dangerous to you either.

Once the bird is gone, then you can use such things as bird netting, bird spikes, or other structures that will help to keep birds from being able to return to the spot. You also want to make sure that you completely remove the nest and treat the area where the nest was at with some form of repellent to make it even less enticing for the bird to try to return.

Keep in mind that before taking any of these steps that it is imperative that you protect your own health. This means that you should wear gloves, goggles, and a mask, and cover all exposed areas of your skin before dealing with anything where the bird was in contact. This protects you from getting any kind of bacteria or parasites that were on the birds.

For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How much does bird removal cost? - get the lowdown on prices.
How to get rid of birds - my main bird removal info guide.
Example bird removal photographs - get do-it-yourself ideas.
Bird job blog - learn from great examples of bird jobs I've done.

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