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Preventing birds takes a lot more effort than protecting your home from smaller, more manageable pests. Although many people enjoy the sight and sounds of birds, the truth is that these winged creatures can cause quite a bit of damage to your property if not dealt with properly. Certain breeds can also bring with them a number of diseases that can be transmitted through their droppings, which is why it’s important to know how to bird-proof your home if you have a bird problem.
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Bird deterrents and exclusion techniques
Birds are known to nest in a variety of areas of your property: roofs, gutters, eaves, vents, and gutters are just a few of their preferred spots. In severe cases, they’ve even been known to dig holes in roofs and make their way into attics. Bird droppings can be even more of a problem—not only are they unsightly, they can pose a health risk as well. Some of the most common tactics of deterring birds include:
- Bird spikes: When placed strategically, these limit the areas where birds can land and comfortably nest.
- Netting: Nets can be placed to keep birds away from fruit trees as well as over the HVAC to prevent nesting.
- Wiring: Similar to netting, wire grids can keep birds away from nesting on or near your property.
- Repellents: Available in gel, spray, or electronic forms, repellent can effectively keep birds from landing on your property.
Professional bird proofing services
Birds can be difficult to control without the help of an expert. In addition, there are a number of laws and regulations that most people aren’t aware of, which work to protect certain types of birds and outlaw certain activities. For these reasons, it’s always best to call a professional pest control company with experience in bird removal and exclusion services. At Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s, we have the knowledge and resources to not only control any active bird activity in your home, but also implement bird-proof tactics to keep them from coming back. For more information, give us a call!Back to Bird Control, Exclusion and Cleanup
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