Swallow Control

Swallow Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Swallows are small birds common across the United States. During the winter, these birds migrate from North America to Central and South America. Their migration typically begins at the end of June or beginning of July. Swallows typically have red faces and blue and white feathers and enjoy living in fields, barns, and other man-made structures.

As migratory birds, swallows are protected by law. This means that trying to capture or disrupt these birds on your own can have legal and ethical repercussions. So, trust the experts at Trutech for all of your swallow removal and swallow control needs. Our licensed experts have the knowledge and understanding necessary to take care of the problems at hand, especially when they have to do with unwanted swallows on your property or in your home.

At Trutech, we value the lives of all animals, big or small. Our swallow removal techniques ensure the well-being of each and every bird through our environmentally sensitive tactics. Our swallow control services ensure that your home is protected from these birds for months to come. But do not wait until swallows have nested in your attic to call in reinforcement from Trutech. Our team of experts is ready today to get started solving all of your wildlife maintenance issues. At Trutech, our dedicated specialists are committed to helping you regain your peace of mind thanks to a swallow-free home!

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Commonly, swallows are between five and seven inches in length. Differences in the coloration of barn and cliff species help to identify them, although females of both varieties are duller than males. Red faces and white foreheads characterize cliff swallows, while barn swallows have brown faces and blue heads. Additionally, cliff swallows have square-shaped tails, whereas barn swallow tails are forked. Both types also have brown or white bodies and blue wings.


Swallows hunt for food when in flight, making winged insects the basis of their diet. Typically, this includes beetles, mosquitoes, and flies.


Swallows inhabit most regions throughout the country, with more barn swallows located in the south. They are drawn to open fields or farmlands with access to water, though they may also be found in urban and suburban areas. Adapted to living near people, the pests are usually found dwelling on ledges or any flat part of buildings suited to hold their nests.




It is common for swallows to use empty attics or sheds for nesting grounds, as these areas provide protection from predators and the weather. Breached attics and chimneys or broken window screens present opportunities for the pests to get indoors.



Once established indoors or on house exteriors, swallows build messy mud nests, attaching them to available walls or sills. Nests can ruin siding as well as pose health risks to homeowners as these spaces often host various infectious parasites such as ticks and mites. Likewise, swallows in homes or yards can spread harmful bacteria through their droppings.



As swallows migrate south for the winter, homeowners can deter them from returning the following season by barricading eaves and ledges with mesh or netting. This eliminates the flat, stable surfaces these pests need to build their nests and may prevent infestations. When protecting barns, attics, or sheds from swallows, check that all entry points and window screens are fastened shut.



Due to federal laws that safeguard migrating species, trapping swallows or removing their nests is illegal. Because these birds can pose potential dangers to homeowners, Trutech wildlife specialists are trained to carefully remove swallows from houses and yards. Homeowners struggling with infestations can contact Trutech for aid with trapping and prevention.

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