The last step in the process is to safely secure your home with preventative measures that have been tested for over 30 years and are proven to keep nuisance birds away. At Skedaddle, we have found that the most effective way to protect your home from future bird invasions is to stop them from entering in the first place.
Once birds have established themselves in a particular location it can be difficult to deter them and in many cases they will return to familiar nesting sites year after year. For long-term success, bird deterrents need to be tailored to the exact nature of the bird activity. When birds are nesting inside vents, under solar panels or other openings found on homes or buildings the best way to keep them out is to prevent their access by installing barriers. Smaller gaps can be sealed with silicone caulking and for larger openings can be closed with galvanized steel screen or netting.
Exclusion, or preventing birds from accessing nesting areas, is often the best way to keep them out long-term but is not always possible. When birds occupy more wide open spaces, such as roofs, eavestroughs, ledges and balconies, more complex prevention and deterrent systems may be required. Whether the birds are using your property as a place to roost or a place to nest, we have prevention measures for every situation. We know that selecting the right prevention techniques and products can be stressful, which is why our technicians will create a customized prevention strategy that works best for your particular property and situation.
How We Exclude Birds From Your Home
In residential settings the most common nesting sites for birds are the openings for exhaust vents as well as gaps between building materials along the roofline. If you notice staining on vent covers or hear chirping sounds inside your home, there is a good chance birds have gained access to your home and once removed an exclusion barrier will be required. To fully exclude all species of birds from your home, our technicians will install heavy-gauge steel screens that birds can not peck or squeeze their way through. These screens are customer cut to fit over every sized vent, and secure to your home tightly. Our technicians will complete a clean and aesthetically pleasing installation of our screens, and install them over any current or future bird entry points on your home.
Bird Deterrents for Commercial Buildings
Due to their size and height commercial buildings and highrises can very often attract intense bird pressure. Some of the most common nesting and roosting sites for birds on commercial buildings are:
- Ledges, beams, pipes and railings
- Mechanical and HVAC systems
There are a great number of specialty products designed to deter birds like pigeons, starlings and gulls from landing on or finding comfort on building surfaces. For successful bird control the key is combining the right deterrents with expert installation. Our technicians have the tools and equipment needed to install bird deterrents that can stand the test of time. Professional bird control for commercial properties often requires technicians to work at considerable heights. The Skedaddle team is certified for roof, ladder and elevated work platform safety to ensure we can go where the birds go.
Some of the most common products used to keep birds away are:
- Bird wire
- Bird coils
- Bird spike
- Bird netting
- Visual and sound deterrents
Whether they are perched inside commercial signage or settled on beams and ledges, successfully deterring birds from the highest points of any property requires professional help. At Skedaddle, we understand that business owners have plenty to worry about, which is why our technicians take care at every step to reduce any impact on business operations. We create customized installation plans that suit every building’s architectural layout, while ensuring your staff and customers are kept safe in the process. Once our technicians have assessed all the vulnerable points on your property, they will select the deterrent products that will be the most effective for the bird problem you are faced with.
The Importance of Preventative Measures
Birds are creatures of routine, and after they have left your property, there is always a chance they will return in the future to roost or nest. The only way to solve the problem for good is to have preventive measures professionally installed. When you hire Skedaddle you get the benefit of our over 30 years’ of experience installing quality preventive measures that will keep your home or business bird-free for years to come.