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Do you have a nest at home?

Do you have a swallow's nest at home? Here's what you need to know!

Swallows share the urban space with us, often choosing the façades of our buildings as nesting sites.

These birds are exclusively insectivorous, so their diet includes invertebrates that are vectors of human diseases or agricultural and forestry pests, responsible for incalculable damage.

And despite their crucial role in eliminating these invertebrates, every year swallow nests are destroyed due to the dirt they can cause.

As well as the removal of nests being expressly forbidden by law, swallows are very loyal to their breeding sites and if nests are removed they are very likely to rebuild them in subsequent years.

In most cases, periodic cleaning of the façade or floor will be enough to ensure peaceful coexistence with these birds.

However, if you wish, you can install a shelf underneath the nest so that dirt can accumulate there. Pay attention to the distance between the shelf and the nest, so that it doesn't serve as a landing place for natural predators such as birds of prey, or unnatural predators such as cats. Find out more about these shelves on our website.


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