Although birds are beautiful, they often cause problems and damage to businesses. Due to this, calling a bird control specialist can usually be required to ensure birds are safely and humanely dispersed from a building.
Bird damage to your home or business can escalate very quickly, and if left unchecked, it can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs. But you don’t have to let it get that far. In today’s blog post, Animal Remover helps you understand three major warning signs that your home or commercial business needs bird control services.
Signs It’s Time to Call For Help For Bird Control
You’re leaving food around
Leaving food at a property will attract birds and give them a solid reason to stick around. If you are worried that food is being left for the birds, do a sweep around your building and search for nuts and fruits that may be available from the shrubbery. In addition, we recommend calling a professional to help remove the birds as there are many laws surrounding bird control and removal.
If you’re worried about the laws behind birds, then make sure to speak to an accredited company. For example, search for your local pest control associations and contact a company there. That will give you peace of mind that the birds are being removed humanely and lawfully. Within the UK you may contact the British Pest Control Association or the National Pest Technicians Association.
Nest Material and Droppings
Maybe you hadn’t noticed the increased number of birds near your property, and now you’re spotting them perched on your roof and nesting on or inside your home or building. Birds frequently like to nest in or on:
- Chimney stacks
- Culverts (industrial drains)
- Soffits (overhangs on your home)
Moreover you might notice nest material falling onto the ground or increased droppings on your roof, siding, or windows. Droppings can be a huge health hazard to your family or customers–the avian flu can be transmitted to humans and is deadly.
Damage to Your Property
You can call on an expert for bird control before these pests cause damage to your building, but sometimes it is far too late. Birds can cause severe damage to your property from pecking or their feces. Signs of bird damage include:
- Small holes in your siding
- Damage to roof shingles
- Roof corrosion from bird droppings
- Clogged drains, gutters, and vents
- Missing insulation
- Damaged window screens
You’re not confident removing the birds
One of the most common reasons people can’t remove birds is the ease of access to the location. Maybe you don’t have the right safety equipment or a lift to reach the areas you would like.
If the birds are in really challenging areas, you may not have the training to operate a lift big enough.
How to Mitigate and Prevent Bird Damage
Luckily, there are several effective ways to get rid of unwanted birds and prevent further damage. Thus, your bird control experts will discuss the options that work best for your home or business. Ways to prevent and control birds include:
- Mesh netting in nearby trees or bushes: to prevent nesting
- Bird spikes on your home or business: to prevent perching and nesting
- Shock track: provides non-lethal electric shock deterrent
- Bird Gel: sticky substance to prevent birds from landing on your building