The idea of birds being a pest isn’t a popular idea; however, for individuals experiencing a bird infestation the problems associated with it can very costly.
With any length of time spent outside in Oklahoma, one sound is almost guaranteed to be heard. For Oklahomans, birds can be the source of a pleasurable outdoor experience or a battle cry for property damage.
Birds look for elevated areas to nest. When a home’s roof or eave becomes a sustainable home, roof and structural damage become an unwelcome reality. Bird droppings are highly corrosive and over time can deteriorate most any building material. Bird droppings also have the power to discolor paint, short-circuit electrical equipment and clog gutters.
Given the nature of gathering and travel that birds have adapted to; parasites are readily transported with them. Mites, ticks and fleas can be easily brought to the property that birds nest on. With the introduction of these parasites, the health of all residents within the home or business is being put in jeopardy.
When determining the severity of a bird infestation, or just a few birds nesting on the property, there are several signs that may help validate your findings. If experiencing any of these signs within a home, it is most likely time to contact a professional.
When determining a location for a potential nest site several factors must be taken into account. The most important aspects are the availability of reliable food sources and adequate protection from other animals that may disturb the nest. Once a bird has bred, a suitable nesting location is found and the nest is built the life cycle begins.
Several species of bird can be considered pests within Oklahoma. Different species of birds may have different nesting methods, which may cause different problems to a home or business. Professional help may be necessary for controlling and eradicating a bird infestation at your home or business.
Over time, birds’ migratory behaviors have made them excellent conduits of viruses and disease. When birds ingest viruses, they are still contained within the droppings they release. When these droppings dry and are disturbed, the dust inhaled can still contain the viruses. Nest removal procedures without the proper safety equipment can also lead to detrimental health problems.
When dealing with a bird infestation professional assistance is almost always required. Depending on the structural damage already committed and nesting locations, it can be a dangerous process. There are several steps you can take to try and minimize a bird problem and help prevent them from targeting your home or business as a potential residence.
Did you know that birds can spread diseases to you, your pets, and your livestock? More than just being a nuisance, birds spread bacterial, viral, parasitic, and other diseases. By implementing bird control methods, you are exercising good property management and disease control. Many scientists believe that birds evolved from small non-flying theropod dinosaurs. Over time they began growing the first feathers and slowly began resembling the birds we see today.
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We hope this information helps you prevent bird infestations and keeps your home free from damage all year long. If you are struggling with a bird problem at your home or business, give us a call to start a no obligation bird evaluation. The talented technicians at Arrow Exterminators can identify any type of pest and identify the best course of treatment to get rid of it. We’ll create a custom pest control plan to make sure we eliminate every last one from your home and keep them away for good! You can call our trained pest control experts at any time with questions about pest control methods or pest prevention techniques. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for more pest prevention tips and tricks. Contact Arrow Exterminators and our bird control experts will get you the help you need right away. Whether it’s a private residence, dormitory, hotel or any other type of property, Arrow Exterminators has been eliminating pest birds all over Oklahoma since 1952. We know bird control.