It may seem odd to brand birds as pest but, while they are loved by many people, birds can also be harmful irritants to property or indeed, to people. They can cause damage to buildings and agriculture environments, although many issues are due to poor planning and/or design. At Roach Busters Pest Control Services our team of experts will study the problem and develop a plan of action to address the particular issue faced by each client.
Roach Busters Pest Control is committed to environmentally sound methods of bird control, including the use of netting, spikes, electric shock and other bird deterrents. We will address each bird problem by looking at the particular species of bird before taking action.
Bird droppings frequently deface public and privately-owned buildings, as well as machinery, tools, structural timbers and clothing. Accumulated moist droppings may serve as a medium for fly breeding and development.
» Property damage:
Droppings may stop up gutters and downpipes, causing roofs to leak. Roofing life can also be cut dramatically by prolonged bird usage. The droppings can be responsible for rust and corrosion and the uric acid content can mar the paint on automobiles, machinery and buildings.
» Disease potential:
Some virulent diseases can be spread by pest birds and some important fungal diseases are closely linked with bird droppings, which serve as a disease reservoir.
» Associated pests:
Certain insects, mites and ticks capable of affecting the well-being of humans and animals can be found living on birds or in their nests.
» Contamination of food and feed:
Pest birds may not directly consume much food, but they are capable of contaminating vast amounts. Livestock feed and food contaminated by droppings, feathers, ectoparasites, debris from birds’ nests and dead birds must be discarded, thus increasing costs.
» Depredation of crops:
Some pest birds, including some native species, may cause severe damage to growing crops. They may also feed on garden produce and stored grain.
Starlings in particular can create a considerable disturbance when roosting together. This exasperating noise may prevent people from sleeping.
» Safety hazard:
Gregarious birds which form large flocks can become hazardous to aviation, whilst accumulated bird droppings on footpaths, steps and fire escapes may make them hazardous to pedestrians.
» Displacement of native birds:
Colourful native birds are often compelled to leave an area when incapable of competing against aggressive pest species for food and nesting sites.