Birds play a vital role in our ecosystem, but they can be a problem if they decide to nest on your property. You might think that a bird’s nest is harmless, but birds can cause a lot of damage if they choose to congregate in an area.
It’s important to act quickly if you have a bird infestation on your property, so see below for our handy guide for what to do next.
Birds might seem harmless in comparison to other pests like rats or cockroaches, but they pose many issues for the health of a building and its inhabitants. Bird nests can clog drains (posing a fire risk), their droppings and nesting materials carry diseases, droppings can corrode building materials and birds can cause havoc with your garden or crops.
The presence of birds can even devalue your property and cost you a lot of time and money when it comes to a clean up, so it’s important to act quickly.
It’s important that you don’t disturb the nest or try to remove it yourself – always call a professional pest control team. They’ll have experienced knowledge of how to safely remove any birds nesting or roosting on your property, as well as tips to prevent the problem from occurring in the future.
Birds (especially seagulls) are attracted to food sources so keep all bins and rubbish bags tightly sealed. If you’re entertaining in the garden, don’t leave any food out overnight and make sure all crumbs and spills are cleaned up.
Birds tend to nest in areas like the chimney, window sills and ledges. You can reduce the chances of a bird infestation by blocking access to these areas and making sure any holes and cracks are sealed. Use a chimney guard to prevent birds from entering your chimney breast and install sloping covers on window sills and ledges.
For professional bird control solutions in Yorkshire and the North West, call the experts at Copley Pest Solutions. We can remove birds from your property safely and efficiently and we offer a free consultation for all corporate enquiries. We understand the havoc that birds can cause, so give us a call today or contact us online to find out how we can help.