Whether it’s mud, cliff or barn swallows, these seasonal birds can quickly become pests to commercial buildings and structures. The gourd- or cup-shaped mud nests they build can deface and degrade many surfaces. Female swallows can lay as many as six eggs at a time, beginning as early as March. The eggs normally hatch in 12 to 17 days. Before long, colonies of several hundred nests will appear under eaves, awnings, patio covers and similar semi-outdoor areas.
Swallows Protected by Law
As many businesses have discovered, getting rid of migratory birds like swallows can get complicated. Continue reading