Considered by most people to be one of nature’s most beautiful creatures, birds can also pose big problems for both home and business owners, given their high numbers and easy access to our habitat. Birds such as Pigeons, European Starlings, American Crows and House Sparrows are commonly cited as nuisance pests. These hearty species of birds have become well adapted to urban communities and are thriving in the rafters of our roofs and the air ducts of our businesses, causing many issues with noise disruption, unsightly droppings, troublesome nests and the spread of disease. A single pair of pigeons can produce up to 12 offspring a year, so if populations go unchecked, their numbers can grow quickly.
Problems Associated With Birds
- Accumulated bird droppings and nesting materials can impact human health
- Bird droppings can be acidic and can damage metal, paint and fabric, as well as grass and other plants
- Birds are migratory and can travel long distances, making them efficient carriers of disease
- Large flocks of birds can cause millions of dollars of damage a year to homes, businesses, machinery, automobiles, rooftops and ventilation systems
- Bird nests and droppings are also blamed for thousands of clogged drains every year
Birds and Disease
Not only can birds cause property damage, they can also impact our health and safety through the transfer of harmful diseases. It’s reported that there are over 60 viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases carried by birds and their droppings. What’s especially worrisome for residential areas is that many of these diseases are airborne and can easily be transferred to humans simply be being around droppings.
Bird Control at Modern® Pest Services
Modern Pest Services utilizes an integrated approach to bird control that ensures a long-term solution. Each of our Wildlife Professionals receives extensive training on bird behavior, habits and biology, as well as exclusion techniques for homes and businesses. Modern is also a Bird Barrier® America certified installer of bird exclusion products.
Bird Barrier® America
Bird Barrier America’s StealthNet® bird net is the strongest and most versatile bird exclusion system in the world. StealthNet denies pest bird’s access to literally any architectural configuration, including courtyards, roof tops, overhangs, parking garages, etc. Almost Invisible, StealthNet is available in stock colors of black, stone (beige) and white. The netting is composed of very thin, ultra-strong strands of polyethylene twine Long Lasting, 100% Solution StealthNet is manufactured using the most advanced technology and has been developed to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. Polyethylene is the most ultra-violet (U.V) resistant netting material available and StealthNet has extra U.V. stabilizers added in its raw materials, creating a net that will last for 10 years or more. StealthNet is a humane solution to bird control, providing a harmless and impenetrable barrier against all pest birds.