Nest Box Maintenance

Inspection & Cleaning After Nesting Season

Warning: Use caution as there could be predators or insects in nest box.

  1. Clean out old nests
  2. Rub the interior surfaces with unscented ivory soap as a wasp deterrent.
  3. Make sure nest boxes are in good condition and mounted securely.

Consider moving unproductive nest boxes to different locations.

Inspection & Action During Nesting Season

  • It is recommended to monitor Bluebirds in their nest boxes weekly. See guidelines for monitoring nest boxes