Many different birds cause nuisance problems. The most common problems are caused by three species: Pigeons, English sparrows and European starlings. Many birds cause minor seasonal irritations for people.
Male Cardinals love to pick fights with their reflections in windows or brass door kick plates. Territorial mocking birds and other species have been known to “dive bomb” and torment people and most any animal that gets too close to their nest site. Woodpeckers drum on metal chimney caps and bonnets. Sometimes woodpeckers or nuthatches will excavate cavities into exterior walls to nest in. Wood, stucco and drivit are all susceptible to the birds drilling. Many species of woodpecker will also drill on wood siding in search of carpenter bee larvae and other wood boring insects that may have infested siding. The most frustrating part for most homeowners is to learn that these birds enjoy federal protection. FEAR NOT! In most cases these birds can be deterred without harm.
Bird droppings can be hazardous to your property. They can deteriorate almost any type of building material. Steel, iron, wood, marble and stone are all susceptible to damage from uric acid in these droppings. If allowed to accumulate, bird droppings can damage roofs, clog drains, discolor paint, corrode I-beams and short out electrical equipment. There are many documented, transmittable diseases associated with bird droppings. Some of these diseases include: Typhoid, Salmonella, Tuberculosis, Histoplasmosis, Encephalitis, Meningitis, Pox, Eyeworm and many more. Diseases associated with bird droppings can either be ingested by food or drink that has been exposed, or by inhalation of air borne diseases. Ventilation systems can pull fine dust particles containing diseases from the droppings straight into the air space within a structure, rendering it unsafe. Furthermore, accumulations of droppings on floors can render walkways slippery and unsafe posing liability issues.
Contact us to find out how we can help with bird problems the options are almost as plentiful as the situations they get into.