Thursday, November 19. 2020
Stove and Bathroom Exhaust Vents make ideal nesting sites for birds and sometimes squirrels. This results in noticeable sounds, odours and insects.
This particular mother bird decided to nest inside the stove vent. As you can see, the vent was full of nesting material, preventing the homeowners from properly using their stove vent. Using a ventilation hood will help prevent a build-up of grease. Proper ventilation also helps prevent the growth of bacteria and mold leading to less toxins and unpleasant odours in your home.
When a family of birds are living inside your vent, you are not able to properly use your vent and therefore may be exposed to odours and bacteria.
Make sure to check the vents around your home to make sure a louver is not missing, which would indicate an animal has broken in. Gates Wildlife offers the service of screening the vents around your home to prevent this from happening to you!