If you live in an area where birds are a common sight, you may not think of them as pests. However, birds can cause a number of problems for homeowners and businesses alike. They can damage property, disturb customers or guests, and leave behind unsightly messes. In some cases, they can even pose a health risk. In this blog, we’ll break down what attracts birds to your property, how they are as pests, and how to prevent them from becoming an issue.
What Attracts Birds?
If you’re like many people, you enjoy the sight and sound of birds flocking to your backyard. However, what you may not realize is that these feathered friends can also lead to a pest problem. Birds are attracted to food, water, and shelter. A well-kept lawn can provide a perfect place for birds to forage for food and build their nests. In addition, bushes and trees can provide cover from predators and the elements.
Birds As Pests.
When birds take up residence on your property, they can quickly become a nuisance. While some birds will simply build their nests in trees or bushes, others will try to find more unusual places, such as dryer vents or gutters. These nests can pose a threat to your home, clogged vents can become a fire hazard, while clogged gutters can cause water damage to your property. Some birds, like woodpeckers, can drill holes into your home’s siding costing you money to repair.
In addition, birds can also carry diseases and parasites that can be harmful to humans and pets. Birds are known to carry a variety of diseases and parasites that can be harmful to humans. Some of the more commonly known diseases include avian flu, salmonella, and Newcastle disease. These diseases can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with birds, or through exposure to their droppings. While most bird-related illnesses are relatively mild, they can still pose a serious threat to human health, especially for those with weak immune systems.
How to Prevent a Bird Infestation.
To avoid attracting birds to your home, keep your yard free of food scraps, standing water, and nesting material. You should also trim back trees and shrubs to deny them shelter. By taking these precautions, you can enjoy the beauty of birds without inviting them into your home.
Our team at Pestex Inc can help implement new ways to prevent birds from becoming pests in your yard. From adding a cover to your dryer vent to prevent nesting to Bird-B-Gone for larger properties.