How to Get Rid of Swallows in 3 Steps:
Only when nests are vacant, fully remove any old nests and thoroughly clean all droppings and feathers. Use a cleaning solution and consider adding a coat of fresh paint over surfaces to be treated. Since these birds are habitual, it is very important to remove old nests from unwanted areas so they can’t be reused.
Find the correct treatment option(s) for you:
Install Netting. Bird Netting is the only solution that we can guarantee will work 100% in the case of swallows. These birds are extremely difficult to treat, and this physical barrier entirely blocks off access to rafters, tricky building sides, and other desirable crevices or covered areas swallows wish to build their mud nests.
If netting is not an option, ultrasonic repellents, notably the Ultrason X and QuadBlaster PRO, have proven successful in deterring swallows from enclosed areas. Note: Sonic (recorded predator calls and distress cries) have little effect on barn swallows; because they build their nests in man-made structures, they feel secure. Ultrasonic devices, unlike sonic devices, rely on irritating frequencies rather than frightening noises.
Taste aversion liquid is very effective. Try painting 4 The Birds on surfaces, it is very effective when applied full-strength. Test on a small, inconspicuous area first to make certain it does not discolor paint.
Maximize your results by adding visual deterrents, including the Prowler Owl and Irri-Tape. These methods have shown to increase results when combined with the deterrents noted above, but have varied results on their own.
Swallows are protected in the United States under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA). Once eggs are laid the nest may not be disturbed until the chicks have left.
All Bird-X products are humane, legal, environmentally-friendly, and are proven effective. Protecting an area from swallow nests is not illegal.