I have got to get some swallow control out here fast. My home’s pretty new, just about 4 years old. I did a lot of the work on the home myself, and was my own general contractor on the things I couldn’t or didn’t want to do, like the framing, concrete pouring, etc. The point is, I’ve been involved with building my home from the beginning. After it was built, I dove into landscaping and have put a lot of sweat, blood and sometimes bad words into long weekends devoted to making my house look beautiful.
And now, despite all my hard work, I need swallow control. These swallows aren’t as awful from a distance. I actually love to watch birds, and these birds are interesting. Swooping, diving, keeping the mosquito population down and singing. But, no matter how interesting they are to watch from a distance, I can not stand it when they try to build their mud nests around my house. I keep trying to hose the mud down before they get very far on their nest-building, and I thought it would discourage them. I really thought they’d move on to another area or at least find a more natural habitat. But, no, they just try building on a different spot on my home.
First, it was directly on the stucco right above my front door. After I sprayed that, they started building behind the light sensor. I knocked down the mud drops that were the beginning of that nest, only to have them select an area out of my reach and out of the reach of my hose. Now, they’re almost done building their mud nest on the stucco directly underneath the eaves at the very top of my home. I’m at my wit’s end, and need professional swallow control help.
It wouldn’t be so bad, if it was just that sticky and then cement-like mud they make to build their nests. That’s bad enough, because it never really comes off completely unless I get up there and physically scrub it off with a wire brush. No, the reason I need professional swallow control is because they are pooping everywhere. They land on the gutters, window sills, stone edges, patio. And, everywhere they sit, they poop.
It’s disgusting dealing with the mud drops, mud nests and swallow droppings, and I just have had it. I would rather be spending my time putting in the stone walkway I’ve designed, or building the gazebo I want. Instead, I’m wasting my limited time trying to do swallow control myself, and I’m done. I’ve spent too much time, too much money, and too much effort making my home look great just to have it all messed up by a bunch of free-loading swallows. Enough is enough.