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November 17, 2015
As natural bird habitats dwindle in the State of New York, it is not surprising that we are getting more and more calls to remove pest birds from homes and businesses across the state. When birds seek out alternative nesting sites like attics, eaves, garage spaces, sheds, and outbuildings, they can be quite a pain. Birds are not discriminate in where they decide to leave their droppings and urine, nor are they at all polite about how they treat your property. Here are some common questions we get about birds. Perhaps you'll find some answers to your own bird problems.
Why are birds getting into my house?
Birds are just looking to protect themselves from predators and find a place to have their babies. Your home is nothing more than another rocky cleft or hollowed-out tree.
Is it really a big deal that birds are in my attic?
Birds are beautiful creatures that wow us with their ability to fly. This can lull us into a sense of complacency. So, is it really a big deal to have birds nesting and having babies in your attic space? At first, you may only deal with a noise issue. Over time, if you don't seal up the entry point, that bird population can grow, and you can have a big problem on your hands.
What kind of problems do birds cause?
All birds have the potential to spread disease with their feces. The CDC connects birds to histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, encephalitis, toxoplasmosis, psittacosis, candidiasis, and salmonellosis, to name a few. They can also contaminate food and water sources with the E. coli parasite. These are intestinal worms that cause flu-like symptoms. Birds bring in external parasites as well, like mites, ticks, fleas, and lice.
Can I get rid of birds myself?
It is difficult to get rid of birds without specialized knowledge and experience with bird removal. If you do not wear proper gear, you could expose yourself to the diseases listed above. If you seal entry points and trap birds in, you could create a far worse situation, and nest areas must be properly taken care of after all birds have been removed. A professional knows how to safely remove birds, clean infected areas, and prevent future infestations.
If you have birds roosting on your property, give Thomas Pest Services a call. Our animal control experts understand the habits and habits of birds and many other animals. They can help you take care of your problem quickly, effectively, and most importantly: safely.