Birds can cause a lot of damage to your business, home, garage, shed, attic and other locations of your property when looking for shelter and creating a nest in the area. This not only costs you money to repair damage, it can pose a huge safety risk to you, your family and pets.
Bird droppings can carry a large number of diseases, fleas, lice, mites and ticks. Learning how to get rid of birds is key to preventing transmittal of these diseases and keeping birds outdoors where they belong.
The three birds that most often become pests in the United States in urban areas are:
- House Sparrows
If you have ever tried to get rid of pigeons, you know just how difficult bird control and bird proofing can be. Other birds, from hawks to swallows, may occasionally cause unexpected and unusual pest problems and require bird control.
Nuisance or “Pest” Birds
Woodpeckers may peck holes into house siding looking for insects, to make nest cavities and to communicate with other woodpeckers.
Seagulls can feed on food-plants, and they roost and nest on large flat roofs with crushed stone.
Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man’s interests, depending upon time, location and activity, and certain birds are more likely to become pests and require bird proofing and bird control:
- Sparrow Removal
- Woodpecker Removal
- Waterfowl Removal
- Pigeon Removal
- Black Birds
Pest bird situations that require bird control and bird proofing include:
- Feeding on agricultural products
- Roosting or nesting around human habitations
- Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods
- Noise, droppings, odor and feathers
- Diseases or ectoparasites affecting man including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis
- Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions
- Dead bird removal