Swallow Abatement, Vinyl Soffit
Swallow can bring amazement, for example, each year when the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano people gather from all over the world to watch in amazement. On the flip side if swallows decide to take up residence and nest at your home you could be in for big headaches and expenses. The challenge is that while they may seem cute, and bring enjoyment the first year as a couple of swallows nest, the next year the numbers will rise, 10, 25, 100 and so on. Swallow abatement, with vinyl soffit is a great option to keep the swallows from returning.
Swallows can do more than just exterior damage to your investment, they can bring pests and disease. The birds bring swallow insects and blood-sucking parasites swallow bugs, (like a bed bug), mites and ticks with them. Their mud nest beside causing aesthetic issues contain bacteria, fungus, and parasites. Diseases that can be transmitted include meningitis, encephalitis, toxoplasmosis, histoplasmosis and salmonella.
Vinyl soffit installed in your eaves is an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to get swallows to nest elsewhere. Swallows are protected fully by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, so they cannot, and should not be killed.
Swallows are fully protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 due to their migratory habits and their avid appetite for insects. Therefore, they cannot and should not be killed. Additionally, after the swallows have laid eggs the nests must be left undisturbed until after the hatchlings have left the nest. For more detailed information about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 click the link. The bottom line is when the nest are unoccupied and without eggs they can be removed.
Removal of the nest combined with vinyl soffit in the eaves is a great way to protect your investment and family from the damage caused by that pretty little swallow. The soffit besides giving the home clean lines and being maintenance free, swallows and wasps for that matter can not affix their nests. Two birds with one stone if you will! Ameriside is not advocating the use of stones, we don’t want to see any swallows harmed, just nest somewhere besides your home. When you combine our vinyl clad fascia covering product with the vinyl soffit you have a trifecta, no swallows, awesome looking eaves and overhangs, and no maintenance. Your eaves never need paint and will always look great! Plus the fascia covering is treated with borax acid to resist termites, so basically we encapsulate your eaves and overhangs giving you peace of mind.