Birds cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage each year to homes and businesses. However, that's just one part of the problem birds pose. Bird droppings and mite-infested nesting spots, as well as dead birds, pose serious health threats.
Environmental groups as well as health care agencies have recognized the severe health risks that pest bird infestations pose. Therefore, homeowners and companies who don't have effective bird solutions for controlling them are taking unnecessary and costly risks.
You can prevent potential damage to your house and health hazards by quickly removing, exclusion and deterring birds from your property.
DANGERS AND DAMAGES TO BIRDS
High levels of corrosive acid in sparrow, starling, or pigeon droppings can stain and cause irreparable damage to materials. The droppings of birds can build up quickly on siding, brick, metal, stone, and other building materials if they're roosting within your home. Bird feces can cause permanent damage, which can lead to costly repairs.
For feathered urbanites, warm nesting places like vents, chimneys, and attics are prime targets. Bird nests, with or without birds, can pose a fire safety risk to your home and cause health problems.
HEALTH PROBLEMS POSED BY BIRD AND THEIR DROPPINGS
Pest birds can have over 40 parasites. They can also host 60 infectious diseases.
Inhalation is possible from being exposed to nests and roosts of birds that are contaminated with fungal spores. Humans are most vulnerable to infection when dry bird waste becomes airborne and is released through windows and air vents.
In addition to being carriers of disease, nuisance birds are often associated with over 50 types ectoparasites. They can travel through structures to infest or bite humans. The general health and well-being of domestic animals and humans may be affected by approximately two thirds of these pests. The remainder are considered nuisance or incidental bugs.
HUMANE BIRD SELECTION METHODS
Exclusion is the best control method for messy sparrows. Starlings, sparrows, and pigeons are all extinct. It is possible to create a physical barrier which prevents birds nesting and roosting.
Our technicians can design and implement customized bird control methods to protect your property and homes. Solid Avian Solutions bird specialists can often combine several methods depending upon the specific characteristics of the situation to keep birds away.
- Galvanized Metal Screening - This is used to block birds from reaching roof and wall vents. Starlings are attracted to vents that aren't protected. A home's venting structure can be screened to stop birds nesting and allows for proper air flow. Solid Avian Solutions screening will not rust and stain any home.
- Wildlife Sealant – Use this sealant to seal cracks around soffits and attics to keep smaller birds out. Sparrows have ideal nesting places thanks to the large gaps between stone exteriors. Solid Avian Solutions Bird Control partnered closely with manufacturers to create a silicone-based sealant, which protects birds and is resistant to severe weather.
- Bird Netting is a method to stop birds from hiding under awnings. To find shelter, sparrows, starlings, pigeons, and starlings will flock to buildings with overhangs. Professionally installed bird netting systems block access and can easily be installed in any architectural configuration. Protective netting is discreet and offers protection against droppings for a long time.
- Bird Spikes Prevents birds roosting upon ledges. Bird spikes quickly and humanely eliminate nesting sites.
- Bird Wire: A taut wire is installed on flat surfaces to stop birds from landing. This product makes flat surfaces difficult for birds to land upon. Discreet design won't compromise architectural aesthetics.
It is difficult to reach the highest parts of a home. Our SAS technicians are well-trained in roof and ladder safety. However, the average homeowner can injure themselves trying to access areas where sparrows (starlings, pigeons) roost or nest. This is not all. Birds can also fly to another location if the homeowner has reached the top of the house. If a DIYer is working near the nest, they will likely come in contact with the diseases the birds have. The most common diseases transmitted to humans from birds include histoplasmosis, salmonellosis, psittacosis. Birds may also have parasites known as bird mites. These can bite humans when they enter the nest.
BIRDS IN YOUR PROPERTY Solid Avian Solutions: It's time to call!
Birds can be messy. Bird droppings can build up in chimneys, attics, and storage sheds. It is best to get help from professionals who have the right equipment. Solid Avian Solutions suggests that you leave the birds alone and then clean up. For your safety and that of your family members and pets, call us to discuss how we can remove the birds.