Nuisance birds can do untold damage if left unchecked. Whilst you may have birds nesting on your roof and think that they may not be doing any harm up there then you need to consider the true cost of not dealing with these birds. Whilst you may not be noticing a problem in the short term, the damage, disease and nuisance behaviour that these birds can cause will make you reconsider.
It may surprise you to know that birds and their droppings can carry over 60 diseases. These include Candidiasis which is a yeast or fungus infection spread by pigeons, Histoplasmosis is a disease that can be fatal which can grow in bird droppings and seagulls are associated with E-Coli contamination. All of these diseases can be transmitted to humans – not something you want to be associated with if you are giving a home to these birds.
The damage that nuisance birds can cause to your property may surprise you. Seagulls will defend their nests by viciously attacking the surrounding area causing untold damage to the felt, tiles or other material with their strong beaks. They can also nest in areas that are intended for the drainage of water – gutters, pipes etc. Unblocking the gutters may seem like the obvious solution but who is going to want to go up there and unblock them faced with a potential attack.
You’ve all seen the signs “Don’t feed the gulls”. In fact you may even have experienced them swooping down in the town centre or at a seaside resort trying to take your chips! Birds, especially seagulls, can become aggressive when food is involved and you don’t want your clients or the local population feeling victimised by angry birds. They also fight hard to protect their nest and will swoop down on unsuspecting passers-by that they see as a potential threat.
If you have visited a seaside town then you will be familiar with the sound of seagulls however this is becoming more and more common in urban areas as well. Imagine living in a property where gulls are nesting. They like to squawk day and night – not great if you rent out the properties above commercial premises or own a business like a hotel! This will only get more intense as they re-populate as well until there are more birds than there were when they first set up home.
If the above reasons are starting to make you panic then you will be pleased to know that there is a solution. A specialist bird control company have many different techniques to get rid of your unwanted guests from patrolling the area with a bird of prey to netting and spiking (must be carried out by a licensed professional) to make the area inhospitable. If you have a problem with nuisance birds at your Devon or Cornwall premises then get in touch with us today.