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Would insulation blown into an exterior wall eliminate bird infestation?

crodner | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

If there is room for the birds who have made golf ball size holes in our exterior wood siding and are raising a bunch of babies in there, could we eliminate the birds and get extra insulation at the same time. We think the birds are the invasive European Starlings, not nice birds.

Thank you for your help, Cathy

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    Dana Dorsett | | #1

    If the wall is currently not insulated it's certainly worth figuring out how to insulate it, birds or not!

    Empty cavities invite all sorts of things to make a home there. Nature abhors a vacuum, but vacuum can be nicer stuff than what nature fills it with, eh? :-) Before my 1920s house was insulated, there were several species of bees nesting in different locations.

    Not all wall stack-ups can be safely insulated, though most can. What is your climate zone, and what are the wall materials (in order) from the interior paint to the exterior paint?

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