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    Birds in dryer vent

    I am sure one of you has had this problem. I have birds in my dryer vent, but it is on the 2nd floor, so the dang thing is about 25 feet off the ground. I am not good with heights... Does anyone know a company in the DSM area that will come and roto rooter those stupid things out and then cap the vent?


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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    So does it smell like Thanksgiving every time you do laundry?



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    So does it smell like Thanksgiving every time you do laundry?
    No but they start chirping which freaks my wife out.


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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    I would just move.



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Can't you just disconnect on the inside and scare them away (putting a screen or something over it so they don't ly in)?



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Can't you just disconnect on the inside and scare them away (putting a screen or something over it so they don't ly in)?

    Yeah but the dryer vent goes up the wall and over the ceiling through the attic. It is a stupid design. I guess i could move the washer and dryer and push something through, but it has to turn a corner then also.


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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Can't you just disconnect on the inside and scare them away (putting a screen or something over it so they don't ly in)?
    I can't count how many times I have had birds in exhaust fans or dryer vents and catching them in a garbage bag is easy but they will come back so you have to kill them. What I did was replace the vent covers. I called all over to find a rodent guy that would do it but found no one. Any carpenter/siding company will fix it but get the birds out first



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Yeah but the dryer vent goes up the wall and over the ceiling through the attic. It is a stupid design. I guess i could move the washer and dryer and push something through, but it has to turn a corner then also.
    Wow it's amazing they haven't fallen down the elbow if they do no way can a bird get back up the vent



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Step one - disconnect vent tube from driyer
    Step two - buy the following item:




    Step 3: Place flame thrower up vent tube and pull trigger

    Should work really well, although it will probably smell bad, and you may burn your house down.



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    That's gross.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Wow it's amazing they haven't fallen down the elbow if they do no way can a bird get back up the vent
    True, i wonder if there are any carcases back there. Now I am going to have to move them just to find out. Maybe I will need to get a net to catch them that way. I refuse to climb up a ladder and stand on the top rung to fix this.


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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    True, i wonder if there are any carcases back there. Now I am going to have to move them just to find out. Maybe I will need to get a net to catch them that way. I refuse to climb up a ladder and stand on the top rung to fix this.
    I had a similar problem. Make sure once they get the bird out, they put a wire mesh in front of it.



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I am sure one of you has had this problem. I have birds in my dryer vent, but it is on the 2nd floor, so the dang thing is about 25 feet off the ground. I am not good with heights... Does anyone know a company in the DSM area that will come and roto rooter those stupid things out and then cap the vent?
    Put some sort of metal netting over the entry on the outside. Disconnect the dryer inside. Borrow Willow (Yoda's bunny killing cat) and stick him inside the dryer vent inside. He'll come out when the deed is done.



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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    Here is a picture last summer of a bird in our downstairs bathroom looking down from the exhaust fan!

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    Re: Birds in dryer vent

    I'd try to get them out ASAP, we had one die in our dryer vent in college and it took about one load of laundry to know that my day was ruined.



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