Birds, though often nice animals, can be amongst the worst nuisance pest, especially for commercial property owners. Birds often choose to roost on signs or rafters of commercial buildings. This might not be so bad, except for the fact that they make a horrible mess with their nesting material, and even worse, droppings. Pigeon droppings in particular can really accumulate and are not only unsightly, but a health risk to your employees or customers. Professional bird pest control experts can humanely remove and deter these flying nuisance animals.
Pigeons have adapted well to urban environments. Most cities are full of flocks of these birds just looking for handouts. They often associate humans with food and are unafraid to flock near people. They are also don’t mind where they leave droppings – just look at your car! Their nesting material can clog vents and drain pipes, and cause potential fire hazards. The droppings and feathers can contaminate large quantities of livestock feed and food destined for human consumption.
If that’s not enough, pigeons lack the common decency to rid themselves of parasite and disease before they enter our urban areas. These “flying rats” or “gutter birds” can carry or transmit: pigeon ornithosis, encephalitis, Newcastle disease, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, pseudo-tuberculosis, pigeon coccidiosis and salmonella food poisoning; just to name a few. Point is – a pigeon is one dirty bird.
The bacteria, fungal agents and parasites in the feces also pose a health risk, yet one more reason to schedule bird pest control efforts in the presence of pigeons.
Woodpeckers are a nuisance when they choose to peck at your house and not a tree. Woodpeckers hammer on trees for two reasons: in search of food and as a signaling device. The males repeatedly sound off to claim their territory; the little drummer boys of the bird world. Woodpeckers choose areas like wooden shingles, cedar or redwood siding, metal or plastic gutters, television antennas, chimney caps, and light posts as drumming sites because these materials have better acoustics.
If your house has insects, more reason for them to peck away, damaging the structure of your home. Woodpecker damage can be prevented, controlled and eliminated with several techniques including an exterior treatment to the home for insects, exclusion work like Catseye’s Cat-Guard Exclusion System or providing nesting boxes.
It is important to take immediate action to reduce the amount of damage that could occur. Woodpeckers are not easily driven from their territory once they have become established. Woodpeckers can be hard to control, but there are ways and Catseye can help! Save yourself some sleep – and some money fixing all the damage.
Other, less urbanized birds such as seagulls, crows, geese, ducks and vultures can cause unwanted noise and droppings. If a bird isn’t regularly nesting in an urban area, it can be hard to control, but there are ways.
Catseye offers safe and effective bird pest control that doesn’t stop with removing the offending animals. Our experienced team helps to implement measures on your property to prevent birds from returning.