Pennsylvania Bird Control
Waking up to the beautiful sound of a songbird warbling is a great way to start any day. But, when our feathered friends start nesting in our attics, outbuildings, eaves, and overhangs they can become more than just an unwanted nuisance. Overpopulation of birds can pose threats to homes, farms, and businesses. They can also present serious health hazards since many birds carry all sorts of diseases and parasites. For these reasons, many home and business owners in Pennsylvania worry about how to get rid of pest birds. To protect your home or business from pest birds in Pennsylvania, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
In Pennsylvania, the most common pest birds are crows, starlings, grackles, and robins. Around commercial areas, pigeons and sparrows continue to be the biggest pest birds. And, in residential Pennsylvania areas, robins, finches, and sparrows like to nest on door frames, eaves, and window sills. These birds can become pests when their nesting interferes with electrical wiring, they burrow into attics, or they nest so close to our windows and doors that their droppings could affect our health.
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How To Prevent Birds From Becoming Pests in Pennsylvania
As natural nesting places have become less and less available, birds in Pennsylvania have started to become pests. Having places installed for them to nest in is one great way of keeping the peace as well as enough distance between you. Appropriate nesting places can include trees, shrubs, and installed birdhouses.
Another way to prevent birds from becoming pests is to make sure that they don’t have easy access to places you don’t want them to be: attics, eaves, gutters, and areas close to your open windows and patios. Viking’s Pennsylvania bird control experts can seal up soffits and fascias to keep prying beaks out of your attic spaces and out of your eaves. To get rid of birds humanely, you can also make sure any trees and shrubs that are close to your home are kept trimmed so the droppings aren’t near your windows.
How to Know if You Have a Bird Problem in Pennsylvania
Most people are unaware of having a bird problem until the guano, or bird droppings, becomes overwhelming. Even when you can’t see any nests, the presence of bird droppings is undeniable proof that you have feathered guests. Guano can lead to health problems if not controlled.
Another sign you need bird control at your Pennsylvania home or business is when you hear the chirping of their young coming from under the eaves or between roof rafters.
Migratory Birds and Woodpeckers
Migratory birds, including woodpeckers, are protected under Federal Law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Due to their protection, Viking Pest Control cannot complete any bird control service for migratory birds. For more information regarding their protection, please visit https://www.fws.gov/birds/policies-and-regulations/laws-legislations/migratory-bird-treaty-act.php
While Viking Pest cannot capture woodpeckers, Viking Pest can do exclusion work to help prevent woodpeckers from doing damage to a home. Viking can also repair woodpecker damage
How Did the Bird Problem Start?
Most birds repeatedly nest in the same place, and when they’ve gone, they seem to spread the word that they left behind the perfect nesting spot. This will result in generation after generation of birds occupying that area, season after season.
The Pennsylvania bird control experts at Bird Doctor, a Division of Viking Pest explain another way we invite our feathered friends is by leaving gutters full of leaves and tree limbs hanging too close to our houses. Birds are looking for a dry, secure place, preferably close to water and food sources for nesting. As long as we provide the space, they will non-graciously occupy it. One way to prevent bird damage is to make sure these areas are thoroughly cleaned out.
Is Having a Bird Problem Really That Bad?
Even if you’re not particularly annoyed by it, an accumulation of bird droppings anywhere near your home or place of business in Pennsylvania is a sure sign of a problem that should not be ignored. Bird guano carries a hoard of diseases such as meningitis, candidiasis, West Nile Virus, Histoplasmosis, and E. coli. Diseases found in bird droppings are highly contagious to humans and extremely hazardous to your health.
Besides the health risks, bird guano contains uric acid which can strip the paint right off of vehicles, and corrode metal. Not-to-mention nesting near electrical boxes, tearing holes in soffit, and destroying crops, can seriously damage property values and affect the economy.
How to Protect Your Home, Farm, or Place of Business in Pennsylvania from Pest Birds
If you are having problems with birds you don’t need to despair. Your uninvited guests can be evicted quickly and humanely with the help of bird control experts. Bird Doctor, a Division of Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent birds from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling birds from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-825-1151 or schedule online today!