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Why Bird Infestations Need to be Controlled

It is the thought that birds are a seemingly harmless group of creatures that allows for bird infestations to affect peoples' property and possessions. Although many people don't immediately notice how birds influence us so much, obvious consequences arise when they are left uncontrolled and unchecked. The most notable of these are bird droppings. Bird droppings consist of very acidic elements that have a detrimental effect on the surfaces they contact. The acid slowly causes corrosion and deterioration of roof materials and paint (including vehicle paint), air conditioners, and other machinery. The after-effects of this corrosion are leaks, damage and even complete structural failures.

Furthermore, as birds build their nests in rain gutters and roof drains, additional stress is placed on the fluid performance of these systems and their structural integrities. Even birds' nesting materials, which are usually made up of straw and twigs, are hazardous in large quantities because they are very flammable. When birds choose to nest near an electrical box or any other form of electrical equipment, there is an inherent risk of danger involved. Even when choosing to nest in less dangerous areas like chimneys and vents, birds still cause trouble by restricting airflow and spreading germs.

Birds may appear to be generally stupid and cute creatures, but they carry harmful and dangerous diseases that can spread to people without control. There is a significant health factor with any animal that is not kept in check. Noise can also become an increasing concern when it comes to large groups of birds. Uncontrolled, they could grow to become very distracting and influence property values. For example, abundant bird droppings around a building signal an unkempt and uncared area, which is significantly damaging for businesses and property owners.

How to Control Bird Infestations

We care about animal welfare, and our goal is to help treat the problems caused by these animals in the most humane and effective ways possible. However, when controlling them and their behaviour, we recommend using bird spikes and pigeon spikes. Bird spikes are an excellent way to deter birds from nesting on and indeed landing on surfaces. These pigeon spikes usually are made up of a plastic base and several upward- and outward-pointing metal spikes. The base is constructed so that it can easily be attached to any surface by being glued, nailed or screwed down. They are created in a vast range of sizes to accommodate the need for both small gutters and large roofs.

Bird Spiking

We intend to tailor our solutions to your circumstance and to solve the infestation using the best tools. For example, bird spikes are regarded by the UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as one of the most valuable deterrents for birds. Birds are not directly harmed either because the spikes make it harder to land and nest. Another approach that we offer is a bird & pigeon proofing post & wire. Bird & pigeon proofing post & wire creates a barrier that prevents birds from entering an area. Resilient to damage, two seats are set up by glued, nailed or screwed down and connected with shock-absorbing wires. These simple and effective systems can be used almost anywhere, and we are always here to help you choose the best bird control methods.