How To Prevent Bird Infestation
Our homes could be the ideal habitat for birds. While these creatures are fun to observe from afar, they can cause great hassle when they decide to take over your home.
Some birds - such as the pigeon - have thrived in our modern worlds, capable of eating our waste and setting up nests with few supplies available.
The longer that birds nest up in a home, the greater the damage that can be caused.
In today’s post, we will be covering the damages that birds can cause to your home, the signs of an infestation problem, and what to do about it.
The video version of this post contains video footage of birds which you can watch right HERE.
You can also download the infestation-free audio-only podcast right HERE.
Damages & Signs Caused by Bird Infestation
Birds infesting your home will want to build nests, and this leaves a lot of waste in the area.
Droppings will get all over your home, deteriorating the quality of the home. With a little bit of unluck such a dropping may land on yourself or your car as well.
Debris from the nests, feathers, and droppings could block guttering and drainage systems which leads to damp damage and other problems.
Birds are also known to carry several diseases and pests with themselves as well.
Humans can develop symptoms similar to influenza from the spores found in bird droppings.
Insect pests also come along with birds, bringing its own host of problems as well, such as insect infestation and the damages associated with pests infiltrating your home.
Pigeons, for example, are hosts to parasitic pests, such as ticks, fleas and bird mites, which can spread to people. The pest insects live on the birds, and in their droppings and nesting materials. The parasites can invade buildings in search of a new food source.
This creates a natural feedback loop inviting other creatures into your home and area to hunt the insects, causing more infestation.
If you have a garden or trees, this may get eaten up as well as a result of the increased wildlife activity.
It’s important to address a wildlife infestation as quickly as possible. The longer than the issue sits, the bigger the problem it can become.
Addressing the Problem
If you are observing a higher number of birds infesting around your home, there are steps that you can take now to prevent an infestation problem.
If the infestation is apparent, with birds having taken up residence in your attic, trees, rooftop, etc. you may want to invest in professional services to deal with the issue.
For example, we at Wildlife x Team International specialize in safe & responsible removal of these wild animals, and make sure that they’re returned safely to the wild while also reversing any damage caused and preventing it from happening again.
There are a few different ways that you can prevent a bird infestation from growing or happening in the first place.
One of the methods is to use “fake predators” to scare the birds away.
A realistic-looking snake (which is affordable to purchase online from Amazon) may scare away the birds, alongwith a realistic-looking cat, owl, or other predator.
These fake predators will ensure that the birds keep their distance away from your home as they will feel afraid to enter the area.
Shiny objects & foil has also been shown to deter birds from infesting an area. Place foil around the problem areas; birds don’t like foil, and the shininess also keeps them out.
“Garden balls” can also be purchased online and hung on trees and your house to scare birds away. They look like big eyes to the birds, causing them to feel afraid and avoid the area.
Bird spikes and repellant spray may also be used and purchased online, but these are more extreme forms of bird control.
In addition to the above, you should investigate why birds have chosen to infest your home.
If you have a hole in your roof providing secret access to your attic or a closed space for the birds to live in, this would be a great attractor.
Open trash cans may also attract birds to your area as they will be searching for easy quick human food to take.
Removing attractors such as food, water, and shelter will deter birds from visiting and taking up residence on your property as they will have no benefit to doing so!
If you think that you have a bird infestation, then feel free to contact us for a free inspection report.
Please call us at 855-WILDLIFE or visit our website at www.wildlifexteam.com for more information.
Thanks a lot & have a great day!
-Wildlife x Team International