How to Get Rid of Swallows
Our company has many years of experience in getting rid of swallows. Over the course of the years, we have experimented with different products and ideas and found that there are several effective methods of managing this nuisance bird.
1. Repellents. Our 4-part repellent mix is very effective against mud swallows when they are midway through the process of building their nests. We apply our special repellent to swallow nesting areas during the day, while the swallows are away. When they return, they are visibly repelled. You can actually watch them return home, approach the nest, and immediately fly away from the repellent. This method does not harm the birds at all, but very convincingly encourages the birds to nest elsewhere. This is the cheapest and easiest control method but can sometimes stain if not done properly.
2. Slip Brackets. Another way we get rid of swallows is to install permanent slip brackets so that the birds cannot attach their nests to the building. Swallows need a vertical surface adjacent to a horizontal surface on which to affix their nests; this is why their nests are so commonly found at the top of exterior walls, right under the eaves. When we install the slip bracket, the 90-degree angle is replaced by two 135-degree angles (see picture). These angles, combined with the slippery surface of the bracket, make it impossible for the swallows to build. The slip brackets are custom painted to match the building and are quite attractive. The brackets can be installed at any time, so long as there are neither eggs nor babies in the nests.
3. Electrical Shock systems. We install electrical shock systems that give a mild but convincing zap to any bird that touches them. This is effective for getting rid of swallows, but we can only use it when there are no eggs or babies in the nests.
Whatever stage your swallows are in and no matter the size of the population, we can get rid of mud swallows for you. Our methods are effective and do not harm this federally protected bird.