Sunday, May 20, 2012

Under Attack

I never imagined our home would be under attack by birds! For about a month, we've been battling these little black birds, who have innovatively opened our outside dryer vent to build a nest inside our house! While we do have a vent like this:
the birds were lifting the middle flap open with the twig they were carrying or with their beak and then squeezing themselves into the vent to build the nest. I could hear them from our laundry room and sometimes would start the Air Dry cycle, thinking that would clear the vent. But boy was I wrong and now thankful that we didn't have a fire caused! After sending my husband up to clear out that vent from the outside twice, we got a cover to go over the vent. Problem solved.

But not the end of our bird attacks, as we soon found out.

My husband is prepping his organic garden, and he starts his vegetables from seed. We like to set them outside as they get bigger to get them acclimated to the temperature outside, and the sun is just great for the plants anyways. As we left out his trays unattended, and after a few hours, we'd check and 4-5 sprouts would be gone! The leafy tops of the tomato starts disappeared leaving the stem! We thought perhaps our resident groundhog got to it. As I happened to look out the window one day, I noticed a bird eating the tomato starts! Who'd 'a known birds would attack us as badly as they have this year! And my poor husband might not have any tomato starts left.  =(

Do you have a pest free home?!?

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