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Bird Control: Why DIY Measures Won’t Work

Difficult wildlife animal removal problems often require difficult solutions. While quick and inexpensive forms of bird control may prove successful in the short-term, they are often fruitless in the long run. Often these methods will prove unsuccessful, but don’t lose hope; professional help is just a phone call away. In the meantime, here are some DIY methods that don’t work and that you should avoid:

  • Owl decoys
  • Ultra sonic sounds
  • Audio repellants

Proper screening could make all the difference to a bird free home.

Owl Decoys

An owl decoy is a predator lookalike used to scare away other birds. These methods might have success initially, but as soon as the birds realize there is nothing to be scared of, they will start making problems for you once again.

Ultra Sonic Sounds

Ultra-sonic sounds are devices that emit sounds at frequencies designed to disorient or frighten the birds. These devices are useless as most birds are unable to pick up ultrasound frequency.

Audio Repellants

Audio repellants are devices that produce noises designed to repel birds by mimicking the sounds of their predators. In the beginning, the birds might stay away, but soon they will be back to their own tricks as the absence of a real threat means they will quickly learn to ignore the sounds.

Hiring a professional gives peace of mind knowing your home and business are protected.

Why Is It So Important To Get Rid Of Birds From Your Home?

There are a number of reasons for this. For example, pigeon, starling and sparrow nests are quite messy and can extend over several feet in chimney or vent pipes. This poses quite a serious fire hazard. Additionally, bird droppings will actually eat into painted surfaces as they are very acidic, which means they can cause permanent damage to automobiles and building materials if left unattended.

Another concern is that the proper exhausting of moisture and carbon monoxide can be blocked off as a result of nests in chimneys. The mould and carbon monoxide build-ups can be very dangerous. The parasites and bacteria found in baby bird carcasses and their nests can not only cause potential health problems but foul odours as well. Individuals who are most at risk from diseases caused by bird feces are the very old, the very young and those with impaired immune systems. Birds’ nests also commonly have fleas, ticks and mites, so keep this in mind as well.

Need Wild Birds removed from Your Property? Here’s What Skedaddle Can Do For You

If there are wild birds troubling you because they just moved in to your attic or basement, don’t wait around for them to cause more damage to your home than they already have. Starling, sparrow and pigeon droppings can cause frustration and serious health problems for humans. Skedaddle’s three-step approach guarantees that you’ll never again be bothered by these visitors.

The process involves three stages: assessing and removing, clearing and cleaning, and finally, preventing and protecting. Each of these stages was crafted specifically for the purpose of ensuring the most effective and well-rounded wildlife animal removal process possible, and has served the company well for almost three decades. Get in touch with Skedaddle today and ensure there are no birds left to cause trouble on your property.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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