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Which Birds are Likely to Nest in your Roof this Spring

One of the most common signs of spring that everyone recognizes is the sound of birds chirping. In the spring, birds begin to come alive, chirping and building nests for their family as the temperatures begin to warm up. It is during this time that birds will decide to build their nest in your roof line. This is not good as the birds can get inside your home, block your gutters or simply cause a mess on the exterior of your home. Read on to find out which birds are likely to nest in your roof this spring and what you can do about it.

Pigeons, Sparrows, Starlings

Nesting material has piled up inside the attic as a result of starlings making their home in a vent on the roof

The type of birds that create a nest in your roof will be dependent on where you live. For the most part, pigeons, sparrows and starlings are the most common bird found in neighborhoods and city dwellings that will make a home in your home. Each bird type can be quite messy as they leave droppings behind on the exterior of your home. Nesting materials can block gutters which can lead to sticks and leaves blocking the drainage from your roofline. When spring is over, the droppings and nests left behind can cause serious health problems in the home as well as look unsightly. As the home owner, you will have to take measures to remove the birds from your home. Wildlife removal services are a great option for an expert to help with the removal process.

Pigeons nesting on a ledge behind a sign

What are Wildlife Removal Services?

A wildlife removal service company provides the essential services to remove creatures from the home, including birds. With bird removal, a technician will arrive at your home and check the chimney, attic space, venting, roofline, etc. to see where the birds are entering or making their nests. The breeding cycle will need to be determined as well as the type of bird to ensure no babies are harmed during the removal process.

Starlings nesting inside a soffit and leaving staining from their droppings on the shingles

When babies are present, protective containers are provided by the technician so that adults can continue to feed the babies until they are able to fly away. Once removed, the technician will make suggestions as to clear and clean out the area if any contaminated materials are present. Droppings and carcasses can be a serious health risk to you and your family. Such issues will need to be cleaned up and removed to avoid any sickness in the home. Bird droppings can lead to histoplasmosis which is an incurable disease that can affect humans.

Preventative measures should also be taken to ensure that birds do not have easy access to your home. Screening materials are used to seal off entry points or other potential areas where the birds might be able to get inside your home or set up a nest.

At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we offer quality bird removal service options in Mississauga to help protect your home. Our technicians are happy to assist in removing any bird species from your home, and provide preventative measures to ensure an infestation does not happen again.

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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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