As I started inspecting, I spotted starlings leaving the exhaust vent. I examined the area and found some nesting debris. Birds invading a home is a serious health risk as their nesting debris can carry parasites and is a fire hazard. Fortunately, it was only the beginning stages and there was no young present.
I carefully removed the nesting debris and then sanitized and deodorized the vent with a solution that targets bird mites. If disturbed while removing bird mites will make their way inside and quickly infest the home.
After disinfecting the area, I sealed off the exhaust vent to prevent any other birds from entering the home.
In order to exclude birds and nuisance wildlife from entering the home through the ridge vent, I installed a RIDGE-GUARD®. RIDGE-GUARD® is a system for guarding against nuisance wildlife and bird entry at the roof ridge. Now the home is properly protected from invasive birds and nuisance wildlife.
A new customer in Holmdel, NJ called Cowleys after hearing birds chirping inside his bathroom.