Birds are beautiful and a lot of people enjoy bird watching. But, when they are making nests, leaving droppings and pecking at your windows daily, they can quickly become a nuisance. After awhile, they can even pose a threat to your home.
Bird droppings alone can look very unattractive. For homes and businesses, they can turn away anyone who may want to come in. Birds can also carry different types of diseases such as E. coli, Salmonella, and meningitis. These diseases can be transferred through droppings. However, a person does not have to come in contact with droppings, these diseases can also be spread by inhaling pathogens via the droppings.
Birds can also damage your assets. Bird droppings contain acid which can erode metal and stonework. They can dislodge roof tiles, and damage insulation. They can cause water damage by building nests that block pathways and ultimately cause flooding.
Their nests can also be an issue since they are a breeding ground for fleas, ticks, lice and mites. Beetles and moths are drawn to nests as well. This can cause and spread parasites, which can cause disease.
Birds can become aggressive and there are far more of them than there are of us, so when in a flock, this can become a massive issue. If you find yourself in a nesting area, aggressive behavior is imminent.
Main birds that cause issues:
It’s not hard to spot a bird infestation. Birds flying around your home or business is generally the first sign. Nests, droppings, bird noises and debris like feathers is another sign. Of course, when damage starts to occur it’s time to give the professionals a call.
Yes, birds are beautiful, but after seeing all the damage they can do it’s time to get them all to move along. Most birds are protected under either the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act or The Endangered Species Act. So moving them yourself might be an issue. Wildout Animal and Pest Control can help with that.
Our bird control services offers different options to help rid birds from your yard or property.
- Bird Netting: We use a bird net that can be installed to keep birds out of your yard. The net looks very clean and is highly effective at keeping birds from coming into your yard, but can be expensive.
- Physical Barriers: Bird slopes, plexiglass and bird spikes are other barriers that are non-threatening to the birds, but can keep them from taking up residence in your home or business.
- Trapping: This is something that has to be completed on a regular basis. A lot of our bird trappers can catch more than one bird at a time. We’ve been known to trap dozens of birds during a trapping season.
- Electrical Deterrent: A jolt or shock track can be installed and is commonly used for homes and businesses. The electricity is metered down significantly and is delivered in pulses so there is very little harm to the birds. It is highly effective, but can be expensive.
Do you have birds tearing up your home or business?
Wildout can help: 1-844-WILDOUT. Call today! Not only will they rid your property of any and all wildlife, they will also help to repair any damage and set-up regular visits to prevent any critters from returning.