GET RID OF BAD BIRDS ONCE AND FOR ALL
Fast & Accurate Wildlife Control Services In Florida
Birds are fascinating creatures. Their diversified beauty, coupled with their elegance in flight and intriguing sounds is appreciated by many. Yet they can quickly become a nuisance. Some of the bird species classified as pests include feral pigeons, house sparrows, common starlings, gulls, and crow. Their presence in a property is usually unwelcome because of the problems they cause. In this article, we’ll consider these problems and how to effectively prevent them.
Problems Associated with Birds
Birds are common in cities and usually seek shelter in buildings. They, therefore, roost in places like roofs, beams, attics, warehouses, and parking garages. Some of the problems they cause include:
The main source of destruction comes from the corrosive nature of their droppings. It affects metallic beams and can also peel off paint and sealant. Also, woodpeckers can peck on wooden structures. All of these eventually affect the building’s structural integrity. Pest birds constantly steal from crops and fruit orchards. This can be problematic if you have a garden.
Trapping is an effective way to capture nuisance birds. However, the capture of birds is subject to state laws as several bird species are protected by the federal migratory bird protection act. Although species like pigeons, grackles and starlings are not covered by this law. There are several types of traps like cage traps, net traps, claptraps, lethal traps, and baiting bird traps. Effective trapping is dependent on a thorough knowledge of the bird’s behavior to choose the appropriate trap, bait, and placement strategy. This is why professional help is advised.
Problems Associated with Birds
Pest birds can also cause health-related concerns through their feces. Some of these include histoplasmosis, psittacosis, and cryptococcosis. Sometimes, their feces contaminate food recipes, especially in open-air warehouses.
2) Bird Spikes
These are pointed metallic or plastic structures installed on common landing surfaces – like rooftops, windowsills, and ledges – to deter the landing of birds.
3) Shock Track Systems
It involves installing nearly invisible shock track strips on common landing surfaces. Once a bird touches it, it delivers a mild shock to the bird, which deters it from landing. The shock is humane, making shock tracks an effective low-profile bird control method.
4) Bird Netting
This is the perfect choice for preventing birds from landing in semi-enclosed spaces and open areas, like your garden. In gardens, the net prevents birds from entering without depriving your crops access to sunlight and water.
5) Avicide Poison
Avicide must be used to specifically target pest birds because the poison is lethal to almost any animal that comes in contact with it. They can only be used to eliminate house sparrows, starlings and pigeons. As a precaution, it is best to check your local animal welfare department to verify that the use of avicide is legal in your area.
Decontamination of Infected Spaces
After birds have been successfully removed, the infected space must be decontaminated. This involves removing the droppings, feathers, dead birds, roosting material, and possibly eggs. Special enzyme-based cleaners are then used to destroy organic matter and deodorize the space. Due to the health-risk associated with birds, it is important to wear full protective gear when performing decontamination.