For most of us, wildlife problems tend to be focused on four-legged pests. Raccoons may take a liking to your cooking and come in search of your table scraps. Skunks may have unfortunate encounters with your pets or may hang out on your lawn, making you hesitant to venture outside, while mice may try to come inside and cohabitate with you. In certain areas, you might have encounters with deer, foxes, or any number of creatures. What most of us don’t think of as problematic, are birds.
Although some birds may have annoying calls, most tend to be fairly unobtrusive, and if you choose, they are easy enough to ignore. They don’t tend to be viewed as pests in the same way as earthbound creatures, but they can certainly cause you problems on occasion, usually by choosing inappropriate locations to build their nests.
You might find yourself with a bird’s nest above a door, over your garage, inside a shed, or at some other high-traffic areas, which may result in some angry rebukes from your new winged neighbours. Other birds may end up making their nest on top of your lawnmower, heat pump, or some other place that could be harmful to them.
Whatever the case may be, and however it may arise, there will be times when you want to remove or relocate a nest, and when that happens, there are certain things to be aware of and certain precautions to take.