Why Control Pest Birds and Information, Biology, Habits
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|Pest birds have been
known to carry 50 types of infectious
diseases and can harbor over 38
types of parasites that can be spread by the dried feces, nest sites
or other ways.
The accumulation of
droppings in some of these species in particular are unsightly,
effecting the image of the building, causing damage to products,
eating away at concrete or brick surfaces, metals and painted
surfaces and can be a safety and health liability or slip and fall
hazard to you, your family, customers and employees alike.
To gain control of most birds it's
necessary to look at what they are doing to be a nuisance. Are they
nesting on the roof tops, under the eaves or Ac units or are they on
some part of the structures where the droppings are landing in an
undesirable location like the entryway to a home or business
creating slip and fall hazards and liabilities.
Then the decision has to be made on the correct deterrent or
exclusion methods to be used so the pest
bird will not return to that location. Some bird exclusion or
deterrent products work better than others in a given situation,
that's why it is so important to know the type of the pest bird you
are dealing with as well as being knowledgeable in many
deterrent systems to get the best results
visually and budget wise.
Please keep in mind that in most cases, pigeons or birds that
you see nesting on your property, have done so for a long time before you see
them and it may take a few days to many weeks for the nesting or the very
dedicated birds to move away. If the bird was born at the site it is even
harder. When birds try to get
past our work, then realize that there is no longer any comfortable places to
set up residence at that location, they will usually move away from the closed
off nesting or roosting site on your property to another
unprotected location on your building or if all locations are closed off they
will move to another structure or building. Birds are living creatures with small brains that operate mostly by
habit and instinct. No one can predict what they will do or where they will go.
In short - The best method of eradication on a structure is simply taking away the nesting and
roosting sites then making it too hard or uncomfortable for the pest birds to stay on your
building or property.
Understanding Bird Pressure
- Heavy Bird Pressure
Birds are very
committed to a heavy pressure site.
Chances are that the bird was born on this area, usually a
protected overnight roost and may have raised their young in the
same place, thus they consider this area home. They react to
deterrent products much like you would if you came home and found
all the doors and windows boarded up with plywood; you'd be
determined to get past the plywood and the birds react the same
- Medium Bird Pressure
Birds are less
committed to a medium pressure site than a heavy pressure site
This is most likely an area where they observe food
opportunities or rest in the afternoon for many different reasons.
They are fairly committed to this site but they don't nest in this
- Light Bird Pressure
Like a park bench you occasionally sit on, light pressure areas
are a take it or leave it kind of site for pest birds. They may
stop by after a meal to rest or take in the warmth of the
afternoon sun, like a parapet wall or roof ridge of your home or
business. The absence of food and shelter makes this a casual
daytime loafing spot and birds are fairly easy to move from this
type of site.
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