how to get birds out of stove vent

My parents heard a chirping from the stove top exhaust. Basically sounds like its inside our house. According to my dad, the bird or its nest may have fallen into the chimney and become stuck. Archived post. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast.

Birds in Vents, Scratching in Pipes

Birds in Vents are a very common problem that is found in most cities and towns on the eastern seaboard. Birds will start attempting to get into vents usually in the later part of March, but this can happen year-round. They will attempt to get into any vent in the home, especially ones that are uncovered and close to trees. Some of the more common vents that you will find birds in are Kitchen Vents and Higher bathroom vents. Birds also can be found in Dryer vents and lower ground level vents used to exhaust gas furnaces and other appliances. One of the first things that customers will tell us is they smell a musty smell coming from the vents or they hear scratching in the vents of their homes. The sounds that are typically heard may or may not be hearing scratching, birds have very long claws on their toes, and they use these claws for gripping tree limbs and other objects during their day-to-day activities. When a bird walks in the metal vent pipes it sounds as though they are scratching.

How long will the birds be in my vents?

How long will the birds be in my vent pipe? That is a very good question and one that has no simple answer. It depends on if the mother bird successfully completes her nesting cycle. If she completes her nesting cycle successfully the first time, she should only be in the vent for approximately 8 weeks. In these 8 weeks, she will lay the eggs, sit the eggs and then hatch them; she will then become increasingly noisy, going back and forth between 40 and 50 times per day, feeding the chicks that she just hatched. If the cycle does not complete itself, she will lay another clutch of eggs and the cycle will start all over again. If this happens the noise in the vents could be there for up to 4 months. It can be a really long time before a bird in the vent will leave.


How do you get birds out of the exhaust vent?

However, if the birds have already entered the vent, you should have an expert to remove them. A trained wildlife removal expert will safely and efficiently remove the birds.

What to do if a bird is stuck in your vent?

If you have birds in your vents, it is important to call a professional to remove them safely and effectively. A professional will be able to assess the damage that the birds have caused and will be able to recommend the best course of action to prevent the birds from returning.

How do you get a bird’s nest out of a vent?

If there’s a nest right there in the vent opening but it doesn’t have eggs or baby birds in it, you’re in luck. Remove the nest with your gloved hands and place it in a nearby tree or bush—then vacuum the vent opening, reattach the cover, and you’re done.

Who do you call if a bird is stuck in the vent?

If you suspect that you have a bird in a vent, call your local Animal Control Bureau or a pest control professional for the humane removal of the birds from your vents.