Birds in Exhaust Vents

Exhaust vents and dryer vents are typical areas on houses and commercial properties, that tend to have Wildlife intrusion issues. We have removed and extracted many of birds, bird nests, squirrels, chipmunks, snakes, mice, dead animals, nesting debris, and food cashes from dryer and exhaust vents over the years.
It can be higher up on a second or third story having squirrels and birds nesting inside of it. They can be low to the ground susceptible to chipmunk and rodent entry. No matter where the problem, BEAST can replace the vent and offer a warranty against Wildlife entry at those areas.

Typically the more difficult to access areas tend to be more expensive to replace than a vent closer to the ground. Pricing also depends on the surrounding substrates of the area the vent is located. Stucco and glass blocking is more difficult to replace a typical exhaust vent as opposed to wooden siding. BEAST has full liability insurance coverage and workers comp on our technicians.

Exhaust Vent Replacement

Dryer vents and any other exhaust vent system that has physical debris exhausting from it should not have a screen blocking it due to fire code regulations. We replace them with all metal recessed flap covers with magnetic grip. Only allowing the flap to open when it is exhausting air.

The recessed flap on our exhaust vent replacements keeps out the most stubborn of starlings. Starlings tend to utilize their long pointy orange beak on most vent flaps to gain access and bring in a large amount of nesting debris. Starling nests tend to reach up to 6ft high and 5ft wide inside open attic areas.

Birds such as Sparrows, Starlings, and Robins tend to nest in exhaust vents as well. Smaller birds tend to fill the vent system up with debris and nesting materials. At various times of the year, we will receive calls from property owners and pest companies stating that they have a bug issue somewhere near the vicinity of the exhaust vent. Although they were able to localize the problem and treat the immediate issue of the bugs, the problem still exists with the presence of the birds, nesting debris, or fledglings. The nesting materials from birds and squirrels brought into the structure is typically what tends to have chiggers and mites on them. The animals themselves can also harbor fleas , ticks, and lice. Removal of the intruding Wildlife followed with proper exclusion work will take care of these issues.

One story and lower to ground level exhaust vent systems tend to have more issues with rodents such as Grey and Red (pine) squirrels, Chipmunks, snakes, mice & rats. The occasional animal crawling into a dryer vent pipe is often a common issue we see. Either a flap which doesn’t close all the way, or a cover made of plastic components, are the most likely reasons why the animals tend to enter these areas.