What if a bird got inside my house, bedroom, kitchen, etc?

So, one day you are opening of your front door to take some of your groceries inside and out of nowhere a bird swoops and gets inside your house. Before you know it is flying around your kitchen, bedroom, living room, or other room in your home and you simply can’t figure out how to get it out. Talk about an absolute disaster!

Because birds are rather quick and they can fly, there are many instances where they may find a way to get into your home. This isn’t only when you’ve opened the door. It can be because they have found a crack in a wall around the window, they have entered through a pet door, or they have entered on some kind of package that you had that allowed them to gain access. To be honest, it doesn’t really matter how they got in, all that matters is that they are in your home now.

You want to make sure that you’re getting them out as quickly as possible. This can be a rather daunting task to be honest with you. It’s not like a cat or a dog where you can leave out a piece of food and it will go for that where you can trap it. No, instead the bird will continue to avoid you as much as possible. The closer you get to it the more likely it is to be even more afraid and to stay away from you, far away from you. You need a strategy here that allows you to capture this so that you can get it out of your house.

There are actually many different avenues that you can take to get this animal out. The first one of these is to simply get some kind of a birdcage trap that you can use to capture the animal. All you have to do is play some kind of bait in the cage, and the bird will do the rest for you. You just leave the room for a little while so you ensure that it is not disturbed. Eventually it will be hungry enough and will go into the trap where it will be caught. Your problem will be quickly resolved.

You may not want to pay the expense of using a trap. They can be a little expensive. This leaves you looking for other options.

A really good option is to trap the animal using a blanket or something of that nature. This requires a few things on your part. First of all, you need to have the animal in a room where you can seal off that room, like a bedroom. You want to make sure that it has no avenue to try to get out of that room. What you will need next is some kind of a blanket that you can control or a large bag, like you would use to throw garbage in. To protect yourself, it is a good idea to cover all your skin by wearing some kind of clothing, wear a hat, a surgical mask, and goggles. You want to protect yourself from the bird attacking you or from getting different kinds of diseases or parasites that birds are known to carry. If you can find someone to help you that would be of great benefit as well.

Go into the room where the bird is and close the door. Using a broom what you want to do is to direct the animal to a location where you can corner it. If you can get it off of the ceiling and down near the floor area this would be of greater benefit to you. Using the broom carefully and methodically sweep at the animal until you have it cornered and it is unable to really get away from your movements. This is when you need to spring into action.

If you have a large plastic bag then used a broom to direct it into the opening to that bag. Have the person hold it opens as wide as possible so that is easy for it to get into the bag itself. The person holding the bag should make sure that they have all of their exposed skin covered as well.

If you do not have a bag, then once you have the bird at a low enough altitude within your home, then you need to throw the blanket over the top of it. This will have the animal captured at which point you can then take it outside and let it go.

The one caution that we will give you is that many people decide to try to use their patent as a means of getting rid of the bird. They leave the door open and allow the cat or dog to chase after the bird in an attempt to scare it out. This may seem like a really great option, however, often what happens is that your dog or cat captures the animal and attempts to kill or eat it. Because so many birds carry parasites and diseases, this puts your pet at risk of getting whatever the bird may have as an illness. This also opens up the possibility that these germs can be left in your home because the animal has been injured or hurt by the attack by your animal. This is by far the least acceptable option for you.

A bird in the kitchen can mean utter chaos. It flaps around as you try to swoosh it towards the window with the tea towel, and then things get broken or knocked on the floor. It can be hard to think logically when you’re faced with that kind of madness, but the first thing you should do is calm down.

Shut the kitchen door so that the bird can’t get into any other parts of the house. Open as many windows as you can. If you have nets at the windows, move them to one side. If you have blinds, pull them up. If you can, leave the bird alone in the room for a few minutes. You may find that it finds its own way to the window and leaves voluntarily. 

If this doesn’t happen, you may need to intervene. You can call professional wildlife removal services who offer same-day emergency appointments for situations just like this. Alternatively, grab some thick rubber gloves to avoid injury. Do you have safety spectacles close to hand? Put those on too. Pull the sleeves of your shirt down so that no bare skin is covered. This is to protect yourself from injury from a bird that is likely going to be very agitated. 

Do you have a large towel? Could you shoo bird so towards the window? Can you throw it over the bird, capturing it? You must keep yourself safe, but if you can find a way to safely capture the bird in a way that won’t harm it, attempt it. Once captured, you can simply release the bird outside. 

Where can birds get inside a home?

It’s quite common to see birds outside of your home, but it’s actually rather worrying when you see birds inside your home, or evidence of them inside your home. The attic is a regularly-hit spot, not just for birds but also for other wild critters, because it is an area of the building that you don’t frequently visit. Birds have a chance to build a nest, move the flock in, and maybe even reproduce by the time you’ve even recognised that you have a problem. 

Once inside the attic or roof, it doesn’t take long for birds to work their way into other areas of the home. Wall cavities can often give these animals access to the lower levels. We are regularly called to remove birds, both dead and alive, from inside wall cavities. Crawl spaces make ideal spots for nests. 

If there’s no cap on your chimney, birds can and likely will get inside. This leaves you with big problems when it comes to turning the fire on for the first time: You can’t just light the fire and smoke them out. In some cases, it might even be illegal for you to do that. The bird(s) might even be able to get into the living room or other areas of your home via the chimney, too. 

Everything in or on your home is a target for birds looking for a home, and for other wild animals. It is thoroughly recommended to inspect the property regularly, or hiring a company to do it for you.