While birds do not intentionally fly inside houses, their nesting preferences can lead them indoors. Various species of birds, including European starlings, house sparrows, chimney swifts, and swallows, are enticed onto lawns by freshly spread grass seed, well-kept vegetable gardens, and fully stocked backyard birdfeeders. Once infestations become established outdoors, birds may start to seek the shelter of manmade buildings and find entry to homes through attics, vents, chimneys, and even open doors and windows.

Signs of Birds in the Home

As they are typically panicked and searching for a way back outside, birds in houses are easily detectable. Household residents may see them flying about or perched on furniture. Additionally, individuals might hear chirping, scratching, and the fluttering of beating wings. Wild birds that are unable to escape may die inside homes, which spreads foul smells as their bodies decompose. Infestations of birds in the house are also made apparent by the presence of excrement.

Dangers & Removal

Having wild birds in the house is dangerous because the pests are capable of transmitting diseases like salmonella, avian influenza, chlamydia, and Newcastle disease. Birds also carry parasites that infest homes and transmit Lyme disease. To avoid health risks, household residents should contact the wildlife control specialists at Trutech to safely remove birds from houses. Our team of highly trained experts can also seal potential entry points and address the presence of nearby nests to reduce the possibility of future infestations.