Any ideas how to keep birds out of roof top ac units?
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Birds Nesting In Roof AC Unit
Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:01 AM
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What kind of birds-- must be quite small?
Not heard of the problem with birds-- mud dobbers yes.
You might look at putting hardware cloth just inside of the cover-- it has a more open mesh than screen, but should keep even small birds out.
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:09 AM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:20 AM
I installed hardware cloth on the inside of the cover on both roof top a/c units. I matched the curvature of the cover for an original look. No more hail bending the fins.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:44 AM
Are you using the coach now? Nesting season is relatively short. If not in use why not "tarp" the AC units until nesting season is over?
Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:48 AM
Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:36 AM
One of our early camping experiences was at Lake of Egypt in Marion, IL. It was our first time out for the season and my brother and family camped next door to us. It was also their first time out for the season. About 2 a.m., they knocked on our rig's door and said they had to go home, something was all over them. We later found that a bird had nested in the refrigerator vent and during the night, chicken mites from the birds came into the camper and found new hosts.
As a child, I worked around chickens, so I know how bad chicken mites can be. If you get one, you feel as if you have them all over you.
Lots of stories from 50+ years of camping.
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