Birds

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Bird Control

Why do you need bird control? When you think about birds, there's a good chance you don't think of them as pests. People generally think of birds as pretty, pleasant, and even keep them as pets. However, there are birds that are pests because of their nesting habits, ability to swarm in huge numbers, aggressiveness to people, and because their droppings bring numerous health problems.

You may not think about bird pest control until you suddenly find that there is damage to your home or property or find bird droppings are all over your home.

Rentokil Steritech has professionals who know how to effectively perform bird control and bird removal. We get rid of the problems and then install bird control devices that will prevent them from returning.

Bird Fact: Starlings are not native to North America, but were deliberately introduced in the 1890s by a group called the American Acclimatization Society located in England.

The Problem With Birds

What kind of damage can birds do? Birds have been known to cause the following:

  • Roof damage - roof tiles and other areas around eaves can be damaged by birds when they nest.
  • Gutter damage - house sparrows got their name because of their preference for nesting around homes and because they use any nook or cranny, including gutters. This can lead to gutters becoming clogged and water damage. They can also block vents, such as dryer vents, which is a potential fire hazard.
  • Droppings - bird droppings can be corrosive to building materials. Droppings can eat away the paint, damage metal and other materials, and also remove the paint off cars. Plus, lots of droppings can bring risks of slipping and falling and when droppings dry out, can turn into dust that can cause breathing problems if inhaled or affect people with lung problems like asthma.

Bird Health risks

Birds carry health risks in addition to those with droppings. Such as:

  • Aggressiveness - some species are known to become aggressive toward people, particularly during mating season. 
  • Pests and parasites - birds can carry fleas, ticks and mites that can bite humans. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases from birds to humans such as St. Louis Encephalitis. 
  • E.Coli - some birds like to peck at things like cow dung and that can cause them to transmit e. coli, which can be very dangerous to humans. 
  • Salmonella - or food poisoning which is a bacteria found in bird droppings that can end up in food.
  • Avian flu - a potentially fatal illness that is borne by birds and is one of the main reasons people should never try to handle wild birds on their own.

Types of Birds

There are a few species of birds that are generally thought of as pests including:

Experts in Reliable Bird Control

At Rentokil Steritech we are experts in helping you find solutions for dealing with bird problems. We use the latest methods of bird removal and talk to you to come up with a solution. We use methods that are as discreet as possible to stop birds from choosing your home as their nesting site. These methods include:

Bird Prevention Advice

We also have the expertise to study your home and the surrounding area to figure out why birds are finding your home or property so appealing. We offer advice on what you can do to help prevent further bird infestations. Including:

  • Covering vents and openings birds prefer for nesting with screens

  • Keeping food locked up tight in bins with strong lids

  • Removing as much nesting material from your property as possible

Get rid of birds and keep them away effectively with the bird control experts at Rentokil Steritech. Call us at 1-877-690-2115 or contact us online.

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