Nesting Birds & Gutter Clearance

Last updated on May 2nd, 2024

Nesting birds are not generally nesting in the gutter themselves, they are usually under the eves or in a nook somewhere. However, Do let us know if you suspect nesting birds. It is very important from a safety point of view, especially when working from ladders. This will not stop us from clearing a gutter, but as stated, it is better to know where a bird might fly into your face if spooked. (yes, I’ve had a bird fly into my philtrum, the bit under your nose 😉 on top of a ladder!).

Nesting season is between March and August, some sites say February. It is actually an offence to impede/destroy nests in use during that time period.

more information about about birds nesting on the RSPCA website

We are more than happy to help with identifying entrance places either on our quotes with the inspection camera or on the gutter clearance job itself where we may be using ladders. Generally, however, the inspection camera is only useful for observing in and above the gutter but not so good under tiles and eves. Only on rare occasions will we add a product or attempt to seal entry points and of course, this will need to occur outside of nesting season.