Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Repair a Front Door that has Been Invaded by a Sparrow Flock - Part 2 of 2 - Bird Mesh

Fig.1 Handyman 
folding ladder
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Dust broom and dust pan
Extension ladder
Hardware cloth or chicken wire
Paper mask
Latex gloves
Plastic trash bags
Roof nails - galvanized
Rubber shoes or boots

Mrs. Down lives in Eastvale, California. She had been attacked twice by killer sparrows on the front of her home. She needed a pest control company but the companies that came to her house wanted a thousand of dollars to apply the bird spikes. She called my services to solve the problem.

This post shows the eight steps to removing killer sparrows off of Mrs. Down property.

According to sparrows can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Sparrows are common in North and South America and belong to the family Emberizidae. There are dozens of sparrow species in this family, all with subtle differences in appearance, habitat and range. Some songbirds were less popular than the swallow and a few were considered outright pests, the ubiquitous house sparrow among them. Its hieroglyph, sparrow, translit. qsn. qsn.w–which may have referred to other small songbirds as well–was used as a determinative in words denoting "badness".


Step 1: Above shows the nest. Most nest are located in the eves of the house. The ladder is erected to the second floor garage roof eaves. The primary nest was located here. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the twigs, feathers and dirt that needs to be removed from the eaves. Fig.3 shows a close up view of the sparrows nest.
Fig.2 The nest
Fig.3 House bird nest
Step 3: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows the handyman removes the sparrow's bird nest from the eave. This is an extremely smelly job and latex gloves and mask should be worn. Use a broom with a small handle to rake the next out of the eave area. Bring some Plastic Trash Bags to the roof edge to dispose of the sparrows nest.
Fig.4 Gary 
on the roof
Fig.5 Gary 
hardware cloth
Step 4: Fig.6 shows the Handyman unrolling chicken wire to prevent the sparrows from nesting in the eaves. Fig.7 shows the application of hardware cloth that also prevents sparrows from returning to  the eaves.
Fig.6 Gay showing 
with hardware cloth
Fig.7 Area cleaned and 
protected from local birds
There are many ways to removed these birds, the best is the "bird spike" but many home association will not allow these spikes in view. It's important to check your home association to make sure that these deterrents can be used on your home. For this job spikes could not be used, but the association allowed chicken wire or hardware cloth. Now Mrs. Down is living the dream without sparrows nesting in her dream home.

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