valerie wrote: I was doing some Spring readiness in the yard yesterday when I noticed some white stuff at one end of the house. I picked it up and realized it was like thick white paint chips. Looking up, I saw a bird nest under the eaves in what is probably the attic vent.
Reading this I thought you were going to say that it turned out to be dried pigeon poop
The attic vents are normally on the roof, at the top, unless yours is sideways (finished attic ?) yeah I think I know what you mean, common for birds nests, but also common for wasps too, there have been many homes here last summer with wasps problems, this is an area wasps love
I don't have a ladder tall enough for me to climb up there so I will have to call a handyman. Also, will have to put up some kind of durable screen over that area and paint where they knocked off the chips.
Yeah it'll cost you maybe $2k-$4k, that's what it would cost here for a simple job, those were the costs 5 years ago - unless you know some handyman - perhaps that tree cutter friend of yours ? Though it's not a good idea climbing a ladder under the influence It makes you wonder, of all the places why do birds make their nests there. But think of it this way - better to have a birds nest than large wasps nest also at least it wasn't a pigeon's nest although you wouldn't need new paint, they would do it for you
So there you have it......birds of any sort can be destructive and COSTLY!
I'll have to pay the worker, buy some kind of screen, and buy paint!
Yes birds are very destructive and costly, but nowhere near as humans. But you noticed a nest just from the chipped paint, you didn't see the nest or see unusual bird activity first ?