- Remove or temporarily hide possible food and water sources.
- Place screens on roof or window edges, the end of a pipe or vent, and other possible nesting areas.
- Call for professional bird removal services.
Bird removal is one of the most challenging animal removal tasks. They usually perch on tree branches, the roof of your home, and other high areas. Catching them is very difficult because they can and will simply fly away. When birds are starting to become pests on your property, then it would be good to know some effective bird prevention methods.
Birds are truly lovely creatures. Especially if you live in an urban area, it is such a joy seeing them fly high above and hearing them chirping. However, when they start invading and damaging your property, you will realize how they can be very difficult to deal with.
Bird pests can cause you many issues. Before we get into the best prevention methods, it’s important to understand the 3 most common issues caused by bird pests.
3 most common issues caused by bird pests
1. Viruses and diseases
Birds are potential carriers of a variety of viruses and diseases. For instance, bird droppings, when there are just too many, can kill plants and make your pets and livestock sick.
2. Damage from droppings
Bird droppings can easily damage the roof of your home, which will certainly result in costly repairs or roof replacement. These droppings can also damage your car’s paint, balconies, benches, and other outdoor features in your property.
3. Damage from birds’ nests
Many of us know that birds build their nests on trees. However, these creatures are quite wise; they probably realized that roofs, pipes, and vents among other parts of your home are better, safer, and more stable places for them and their young. These nests can cause blockages in pipes and vents, which will, of course, result in costly damages.
3 of the Best Bird Prevention Methods
As earlier mentioned, capturing and completely removing birds from a specific property is challenging. The best way to deal with them is through bird prevention. Here are some tips you can keep in mind:
1. Remove or temporarily hide possible food and water sources.
When food including small crumbs are left everywhere all the time, and yes, that includes garbage, these birds can feed on them. Puddles of water, open fountain features and other water sources are there for these birds to drink and even bathe.
2. Place screens on roof or window edges, the end of a pipe or vent, and other possible nesting areas.
If it would be difficult for birds to build a nest on parts of your home, then they’d probably opt for tree branches or another structure.
3. Call for professional bird removal services.
Companies such as Animal Wildlife Trappers can help remove and/or prevent birds from staying on your property. We humanely do this by making sure that the bird prevention or removal method we apply is effective yet safe.
For bird prevention and all of your other animal removal needs, Animal Wildlife Trappers is the company to call. We offer services in Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Clermont, Apopka, and surrounding areas across Central Florida.