Birds can be a nuisance. Not only can they bring unwanted diseases, but they can damage the structure of buildings and homes. If you need pest control services in Towson to remove nuisance birds, Raven Termite and Pest Control can safely remove these pests.
Where Birds are Known to Make Nests
Pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows are the most common nuisance birds. They can spread diseases and cause property damage. For example, dried pigeon droppings cause respiratory issues when spread by wind. Starlings build nests in any cracks they can find in homes or other structures. Sparrows are known to build nests in roofs, gutters, holes in the walls, and dryer vents. A nest in a dryer vent prevents the dryer from performing properly and may eventually result in a fire. Or, if the nest is in a roof vent, it can become too heavy and the birds can fall into the attic. Since the nests house mites, they will be spread around the attic area.
Damage and Disease from Birds
Birds can carry E. coli, salmonella, and meningitis. The diseases are transferred to humans through the birds’ droppings. Additionally, birds can carry fleas, ticks, and mites which can harm pets and impact the health of humans as well. Bird nests are the most common way to catch an illness as the fungi can be spread through debris. The droppings from birds also accelerate the aging of structures.
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You can take steps to get rid of birds. First, eliminate standing water by cleaning the gutters, cover trash cans, and refrain from feeding birds. Plus,be sure to trim trees near your home and add spikes to ledges where birds roost.
Are you ready for peace of mind when it comes to removing nuisance birds? Raven Termite and Pest Control has many years of experience and we hold all of the appropriate licenses from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Birds aren’t all we handle. Call us to rid your home or business of cockroaches, termites, skunks, yellow jackets and more. We also offer other services such as wood treatments and eco-friendly solutions. Contact us for more information.