What are birds?
Birds belong to the scientific classification Aves, and you'll recognize them by their feathers, beaked jaws, the lightweight skeleton that allows them to fly, and the behavior of laying hard-shelled eggs. Many see most birds as cute critters, but infestations of certain birds around homes or businesses can cause serious issues.
In our area, the European starling, distinct for its iridescent black, green, or brown coloration and more aggressive nature, and owls, notable for their nocturnal hunting behavior and larger size, are the most problematic birds home and business owners might encounter on their properties.
Pest control bird removal is essential to protect your properties from infestations of these pests.
Are birds dangerous?
Birds might be small and commonplace around outdoor areas, but infestations on your property can be dangerous. Bird droppings carry significant pathogens; even after they are old and dried out, they can continue creating problems on your property. Illnesses you may pick up from bird droppings scattered around include histoplasmosis and psittacosis.
Additionally, more aggressive birds may attack humans that stumble too close to their nests, and if they are in your attics or wall voids, this may create serious problems. Most birds also carry parasitic pests like fleas, ticks, and mites they will drop off around your property, creating further infestation issues.
Commercial and residential bird control is necessary to avoid these problems.
Why do I have a bird problem?
Most properties pick up bird problems when they display plenty of bird attractants, such as easy access to food, water, and shelter. One of the best bird control methods is evaluating your property for easy bird pest prey, excess water, and bird harborage areas and removing them to prevent bird infestations.
Where will I find birds?
Birds typically hide in trees, shrubs, overgrown foliage, or even rock piles where they can avoid detection from predators. If they invade interior spaces, you may see them in attics, on roofs, hiding around barns and outbuildings, or nesting in the voids between walls.
How do I get rid of birds?
Professional bird control is essential for many property owners to stop these nuisance critters from wreaking havoc, causing stress, and spreading illness.
Get rid of birds the easy way by investing in bird control experts near you. Our team of Waldorf pest experts at Mike's Pest, Termite and Wildlife Control is ready to provide the bird control service you need to eliminate all traces of these pests on your property. With our help, you won't need to face down dangerous birds alone or invest in less-than-effective DIY bird control products.
Contact us today to request your free inspection.
How can I prevent birds in the future?
Prevent birds from flocking to your property in the future by following our prevention tips below.
- Use predator statues to scare away smaller birds like European starlings; also, you can use plastic figures of snakes or owls in outdoor areas.
- Reduce pest prey that birds might like to eat, such as rodents, in the case of owls, or insect invaders. Mike's Pest, Termite, and Wildlife Control will help with this.
- Eliminate bird harborage areas by cutting back overgrown foliage and removing piles of debris.
- Place screens over vents areas in attics and repair roof tiles to stop birds from slipping into interior locations.
- Utilize shiny or flashing objects around exterior areas to deter birds from settling on your property.
Contact Mike's Pest, Termite and Wildlife Control for further assistance preventing and controlling birds or to learn more about our home pest control offerings.