Why Get Rid of Swallows?
Swallows are generally a beautiful and enjoyable part of our environment. The purpose of swallow control is not to destroy swallows, but simply to prevent them from nesting or roosting in or on venues of business. Once they have found a favorite nesting or roosting place they will continue to return in droves. A large number of swallows, if not properly controlled, will soon result in a large amount of droppings. Not only are droppings messy and unsightly, but they can cause slippery walking conditions, and may also transmit potentially fatal diseases. Swallows are notorious for building nests on the sides of buildings, after which their young may contaminate the structure with mites or bugs similar to bed bugs. It is very expensive to clean up the mess that swallows leave behind.
How do I begin a Swallow Control program?
There are 3 basic steps to an effective swallow control program.
- Evaluate the problem. Take note of as many details as you can, including flight patterns and time, entry and exit ways, feeding, nesting, and roosting habits. Try to determine why birds find your property attractive.
- Sanitation. Before installing or applying products for swallow control, clean the area of all nests, garbage, droppings, and unsealed food. This helps to remove any incentives that swallows or other birds may have to stay on your property and creates a solid foundation for control.
- Choose appropriate goose repellent products and solutions. There are many products to choose from for effective bird and swallow control. Try to choose the most fitting solution for your specific problem, goals, and environment. Remember that a combination of methods is always more effective than using just one method alone.