Residential Bird Removal Services
When people think of pests, they generally think of rodents and insects. Many people do not see birds as typical pests. However, the truth is that they can cause problems for households and businesses. Every year, people spend thousands of dollars repairing damage that they cause and cleaning up their messes as well. When birds nest and roost in and on top of buildings, they can leave behind all sorts of droppings and other debris that can cause substantial amounts of damage. Bird droppings are actually acidic, making them capable of causing erosion to parts of buildings. Additionally, bird droppings can carry any one of about 60 transmittable diseases, which can be harmful to people with compromised immune systems and children. As such, it is important to make sure that bird problems are controlled and prevented. A professional exterminating company can help you handle this problem appropriately. If you are dealing with birds that are causing damage on your property, Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc. offers different options for removing the birds from your home or business.
Recognizing Signs of Bird Infestation
As soon as you begin to notice signs of a bird infestation, you should take action. The sooner you do something, the more effective you will be in minimizing any damage that the birds may cause. The longer that they are able to use your building as a home, the more damage they can potentially cause to the building itself and the health of the people in it. Though birds are naturally found in many places and their mere presence is not cause for concern, there are certain signs that you should watch out for that may indicate that you have a bird infestation.
If you have noticed that birds are settling on ledges and the roof of your building, that is one sign. It is one thing if they perch there and immediately fly away, as that will happen with virtually any building. However, if they seem to be making a home of part of your building, that is a problem. If you are continuously hearing bird cries, particularly those from young chicks, this is another cause for alarm, as it indicates that they are likely building nests and raising their young on your building. If you see their nesting materials strewn around on your property or damaged stock (from bird fouling and pecking), this is another sign that birds are on your property and are starting to cause noticeable damage. Another sign that they are starting to leave their mark on your property would be droppings concentrated in the areas where they are roosting, as well as debris from feathers and nesting material that could start blocking drainage systems and gutters, which could lead to damp damage of the building.
Methods of Bird Control
There are many methods that can be used to take care of pest birds on your property. One option is bird spikes. which can be installed on common places where birds land, such as ledges and rooftops; they will deter them from landing in those areas by creating a physical barrier, and they do not harm the birds. Bird netting serves a similar purpose in providing a physical barrier and blocking off areas where birds may otherwise settle down and roost. Bird gels can be spread over the area of interest as well, as they are sticky and uncomfortable and will cause physical irritation to the birds that will drive them away. There are also many electronic methods of bird control, which generally create audio and visual stimuli that are very unpleasant to the birds, forcing them to go elsewhere.
Common Nuisance Birds Found In Long Island And NYC
Arrow’s 4 Steps to Eradicating a Bird Infestation
- Netting / physical deterrents for exclusion
- Live trapping and removal
- Sanitation / removing food sources
- Decontamination and removal of bird’s fecal material