Birds are amazing animals, but it isn't amazing to have pest birds on your property. It isn't amazing at all. When birds get into places they shouldn't go, they can cause lots of trouble. What kind of trouble? Join us today as we give an overview of bird control in Reno. We'll tell you how to detect signs of a bird problem, explain the consequences of pest birds, and share effective tips to keep nuisance birds at bay. If you stick with us all the way to the end, we'll tell you the expert methods we deploy to deal with birds in Reno. Can pest control get rid of birds? You betcha. We'll tell you how.
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Signs Of A Pest Bird Infestation: Recognize The Presence Of Pest Birds
Sometimes, a bird problem is obvious. You may see lots of birds roosting on exterior ledges, your roofline, or power lines. You may hear them coming and going in your walls or attic. You may find waste all over your car, truck, driveway, or walkways. But, sometimes, an infestation isn't nearly as obvious. When birds roost inside your home or business without providing obvious signs, they can damage your property and impact your health to a far greater extent. Keep an eye out for the following:
Feathers: If you have birds exploring your property for food, they may leave feathers for you to find. These can get caught on the branches of your bushes and shrubs.
Footprints: Certain soil types can capture the footprints of birds as they hop around looking for food. Heavy birds, like pigeons, will leave more noticeable prints.
Damage: If birds are entering and exiting a structure, they may make a small gap larger. Look for gaps in siding, eaves, and soffits.
Nests: Birds collect twigs to create their nests. You may notice a collection of twigs, leaves, or other nesting materials.
When you look for signs, one location to check first is your attic. It is a common area birds invade. Don't give up too quickly if you don't immediately see or hear birds in your attic or find nesting materials. If you listen closely, you may hear subtle noises rising from your wall voids into your attic space, such as pecking, cooing, and scratching.
If you discover a bird infestation, the next step is evaluation. You need to consider the risks of having birds in or around your home or business.
Property Damage And Health Risks: Consequences Of A Bird Infestation
Birds are not generally considered dangerous. But there are ways they can cause harm without meaning to. Many of the dangers are related to bird waste. That is a good place to start. Here's what you need to know about the consequences of having a bird infestation.
Bird waste is slippery when wet. If birds leave waste on a sidewalk or driveway, it can become a slipping hazard.
Bird waste is corrosive because it contains uric acid. When left on certain building materials, such as concrete, the acid can wear the material down.
Bird waste can create a coating on solar panels and interfere with your ability to draw electricity from the sun, creating a costly clean-up issue.
Bird waste can soil insulation in attics.
Bird waste can contain disease-causing organisms and is associated with human illness. For example, pigeons are known to spread histoplasmosis.
Pest birds pick up and spread microorganisms as they climb around in unsanitary areas, such as dumpsters. They can spread salmonella, E. coli, and many other microorganisms.
Birds carry ticks, which are known carriers of many other dangerous diseases, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, Powassan virus, babesiosis, Lyme disease, and many more.
Birds squeeze through openings and bend building materials or weigh them down and cause warping.
The dangers presented by birds are more than a small concern. When you detect a bird problem on your property, contact professional bird control services in Reno. A professional will use state-of-the-art products to remove birds and exclude them from your Reno property.
Effective Tips For Pest Bird Prevention: Keep Nuisance Birds At Bay
Is there a way to keep birds out of your yard, off the structures on your property, and out of structural voids and attic spaces? Yes. But we'll tell you upfront – most bird control methods are not easy. Let's start with the few that don't take too much effort.
Don't feed the birds: If you have bird feeders, you'll encourage them to visit your property. In most cases, this isn't a problem. But feeding the birds can invite a problem when bird pressures increase suddenly.
Keep your trash covered: Certain pest birds eat right out of your trash. If you leave trash uncovered, these birds will want to roost near your trash receptacles.
Address standing water: If you have puddles, they will provide a water source for birds and other pests. Often, clogged gutters are the reason puddles start to form. Get those gutters cleaned out.
Trim branches: Doing this can reduce perching sites near your exterior walls.
Apply exclusions: If you have openings in your exterior, roofline, or roof, you can invite a problem with birds. Home repairs can help you prevent an infestation long before it starts.
Use scare tactics: These are not always effective, and birds can get used to them, but at first, they may give you a bit of deterrence. Use things that remind birds of natural predators, such as a rubber snake. These work better for some birds than others. These tactics tend to be ineffective for pigeons.
Now that you know how to control birds in your yard and keep them out of structures, let's take a look at some of the ways a bird control professional can keep birds away from your home. Professionals use specialized products and methods to get this tough job done.
Expert Methods That Work: Call Us For All Your Bird Control Needs
There are two aspects to bird control. The first is live trapping and exclusion devices. If you currently have an infestation within a structure, those birds have to be evacuated. Your technician will perform an inspection and fully evaluate the infestation. The species of bird is determined, entry points are considered, population counts are evaluated, and conducive conditions are cataloged. The data collected is used to create an effective plan to transition the birds from interior spaces to the exterior of the structure. We attempt to do this without harming the birds.
Once the birds are removed or before birds move inside, we can apply exclusions and deterrents to keep birds from entering structures on your property. The primary methods we use are bird netting and bird wiring on eaves.
Bird Netting: This is a great solution to keep birds from entering sensitive zones or preventing entrance into structural gaps. Netting has a low impact on curb appeal as it is not easily seen from a distance. It is all-natural and simply blocks pest birds from gaining access to areas you want to protect.
Bird Wiring: This product is used primarily for pigeon deterrence. When applied to eaves or ledges, this tensioned wire system is great for stopping pigeons in their tracks. Its primary purpose is to create an unstable landing surface to deter pigeons from perching. It is not used in areas where these birds are roosting and nesting. Bird wiring is another low-visibility bird deterrent that won't wreck your curb appeal.
Solar Panel Exclusions: When pest birds, and particularly pigeons, nest underneath solar panels, they can cause trouble. The product we apply creates a simple barrier that prevents access to the void under the solar panels. It is a long-lasting and highly effective solution.
Bird exclusion and deterrents are complicated to apply. It is always best to have a licensed and experienced professional apply these materials for efficacy. If you're in Reno, and looking for bird pest control near you, contact Celtic Pest Control. Our technicians have the experience and training to get the results you want. Contact us for a free estimate or to schedule a service visit for your home or business. We look forward to guiding you toward an effective solution to meet your specific needs and goals. Jump to our contact page and tell us about your bird concerns or bird pest problem. We'll get back to you quickly and get you started on the right track.
Birds are beautiful and amazing animals to watch, and they bring a lot of life to your property. But they can present a danger to your health and property when things get out of hand. Let your Celtic Pest Control team help you find the right solution and keep birds under control on your property. Reach out today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Reno.
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