Every year birds cause millions of dollars of damage to businesses and homes- but that’s only part of the problem that birds pose. In addition to property damage, there are serious health concerns posed by bird droppings, mite-infested nesting sites and dead birds.
Environmental groups and health care agencies have recognized the significant health risks pest birds can pose, and companies and homeowners that don’t have effective bird control solutions in place are assuming unnecessary and potentially costly risks.
The easiest way to prevent damage to your home, and remove potential health hazards is to quickly remove, exclude and deter birds away from your property.
Pigeon, starling and sparrow droppings contain high amounts of corrosive uric acid that can stain and damage building materials. If birds are roosting in or on your home, it takes little time for their droppings to accumulate on siding, brick, metal and stone. If left too long, bird feces can cause irreversible damage resulting in costly repairs.
Warm nest sites like chimneys, attics and vents are prime targets for feathered urbanites. Bird nests with or without birds in them are a health and fire safety problem for your home.
Pest birds can harbour over 40 types of parasites and host internally 60 types of infectious diseases that can be spread to you, your family, employees and pets when dried bird droppings become airborne.
Exposure to bird roosts and nests that are heavily contaminated with dangerous fungal spores increases the chance of inhalation. Humans are most at risk for infection when dry bird feces become airborne and travel through air vents and open windows.
Besides being direct carriers of disease, nuisance birds are frequently associated with over 50 kinds of ectoparasites, which can work their way throughout structures to infest and bite humans. About two-thirds of these pests may be detrimental to the general health and well-being of humans and domestic animals. The rest are considered nuisance or incidental pests.
When it comes to dealing with messy pigeons, starlings and sparrows, exclusion is the most effective control method. Where possible a physical barrier that prevents birds from comfortably roosting and nesting will provide superior results.
Our technicians develop and implement customized bird control measures to protect homes and property.Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control’s Wildlife Specialists will often employ a combination of methods, depending on the unique characteristics of the situation, to keep birds out.
Reaching the high points of a home is no easy feat. While our Skedaddle technicians are trained in ladder and roof safety, any average homeowner is at great risk of injuring themselves when attempting to access the places pigeons, starlings or sparrows roost or nest. Not only this, but once the homeowner has reached the high points of a home, the birds can simply fly to another area to roost. While near the nest, any DIY’er will come in close proximity to the diseases birds carry. The most common diseases humans are infected with from birds are; psittacosis, salmonellosis and histoplasmosis. Birds can also carry parasites called bird mites that may bite humans when disturbing the nest.
Dealing with birds is messy business. If there is an accumulation of bird droppings in a chimney, attic or storage shed, it’s best to call in a professional who has the equipment necessary for safely removing the droppings. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control suggests you leave the birds and clean up. Call us to find out how we can remove the birds and clean up their mess, so your home, family and pets are safe! 1-888-592-0387