Birds may seem like just a nuisance at first, but they can get out of hand. Large populations of birds can create many potential hazards; therefore, it is important to manage it. There are many humane solutions and it is important you deal with bird problems as soon as possible.
They Carry Disease
Bird droppings are known to be dangerous to humans. They carry over 50 diseases which can be passed onto humans. Pigeons carry over 110 pathogens alone. This is a huge problem for the likes of food plants, restaurants and more.
Food-borne bacteria can spread to humans if your food hygiene standards are poor, or if you touch droppings. Birds such as pigeons, seagulls and starlings can carry food-borne disease. Furthermore, some of the diseases birds carry are airborne, which means they can pose a risk to anyone.
Damages to Property
Droppings can cause property damage. They have acidic properties which means they can corrode and erode stonework, brickwork and metal. In addition to this, buildings covered in droppings are unpleasant to look at.
Another issue is the nesting materials birds use. This can block chimneys, flues and guttering, causing fire hazards or damage from the blocked gutters.
Bird droppings are also known to pose a safety risk. They can be slippery and cause serious harm on pavements.
Another issue is seagulls. During mating season, they have been known to attack people unprovoked. Furthermore, they can draw blood and cause harm.
Signs of A Bird Issue
There are several signs you have a bird problem. These include:
- Spotting a large number of birds on your roof or ledges
- Loud bird noises
- Debris from nests around your home or business
- Damaged stock from pecking
- Bird droppings
- Blocked guttering with feathers & nest materials
Our Bird Proofing Methods
Here at Pestguard PC, we have several methods in effectively preventing birds. These can include netting, spikes or wire systems. We also remove nests and spray the area with a biocidal spray.
Our professionals at Pestguard ensure your area is free from droppings and cleaned to a high standard.
Contact Us Today
For more information about our bird management services and how we can help you, contact Pestguard PC today. We provide help to both domestic and commercial customers across Staffordshire. Call us on 01782 624461 or fill out our contact form.