Birds can be a welcome sight at bird feeders in the winter. However, not every bird is a desired guest. If birds get too close and nest near your home, they can spread disease, cause damage and leave unsanitary droppings. If you’re looking for an exterminator in Pasadena to get rid of nuisance birds, Raven Termite and Pest Control can assist you.

Three Birds Considered Pests

Birds considered to be a nuisance birds are pigeons, house sparrows, and European Starlings.  Their nests can clog pipes and attract gnats and slugs. Their messy droppings deteriorate structures and cause slips and falls. Pigeons look for human food and may spread diseases such as salmonella, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis. They are also known to carry ticks and lice which can harm you and your pets.

House sparrows eat out of the trash and damage gardens. Occasionally their nests are built where they become a fire hazard. Additionally, they spread the West Nile virus and carry external parasites. Their droppings can harm building materials.

European Starlings can transmit histoplasmosis through their droppings. They cause a hazard to planes and kill a lot of songbirds. These birds usually travel in large flocks and try to dominate any area they find. They will feast on flies and take over the bird feeder, chasing away other bird visitors.

How to Keep Birds Away

Birds can nest around your home including your fan vents and chimney. Consequently, creating a fire hazard. They’re also known to nest in the downspouts and gutters damaging your roof.

If you do have bird feeders, keep them far away from your house. Also, eliminate other food sources like trash and open compost. Make sure you seal your chimney cap and cover vents and openings with screens. Consider installing perch repellents which will deter the birds from landing near or on your property. Finally, plastic owls, hawks, and snakes may discourage the birds from landing near your home.

Raven Termite and Pest Control: Exterminator in Pasadena

If you need further assistance with keeping these nuisance birds at bay, contact Raven Termite and Pest Control for a free estimate. Our professionals rid your home of any unwanted pests including ants, cockroaches, yellow jackets, bats, squirrels, and more. Our pest solutions are eco-friendly and we offer same day service!