Sparrows building nests on car engine

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    scootrsmom
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    We have birds going under and on top of our car tires and building nests up in the engines.  My husband keeps cleaning them out of both our cars.  He is afraid of a fire starting around the cars engine if we drive.  Is there anything we can do to stop this.


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    CatsBirds
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    Keep tearing them out… also moth balls might help.. they don’t like the smell….


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    scootrsmom
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    Thanks for the idea of using the mothballs I will tell my husband. If he puts the mothballs on the car engine after he tears out the nests will he need to remove them before driving the car.


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    dzyg
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    No idea how to stop them unless you block access to where they are getting in. Mothballs won’t work I don’t think, not for birds anyway as birds cannot smell very well.


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    scootrsmom
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    Well my husband was going to try out the mothballs but don’t know if he will now  The birds are going underneath the cars & up onto the engine. They were sitting on top of the tires so my husband took the rubber snakes he had put in our cherry trees & laid them on top of the tires. When he looked out an hour later the birds were sitting on top of the rubber snakes.


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    We’ve never had birds do that, but one time a cat crawled up there and had her kittens.  I am glad we discovered them before taking off and driving with them there.I think you could scare the birds away from your wheel wells with some kind of movement.  Could you hang a piece of cloth on a string and have a fan blowing on it?  That may detour them.  Just an idea.   Charlene


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