Birds Identification & Prevention

Pest Birds And The Problems They Bring

a couple pigeons flapping their wings

Some individuals may think birds are cute, but pest birds on your property can actually be a nightmare. Investing in professional bird control is the best way to combat these critters.

Frequently Asked Questions About Birds

What are birds?

Birds belong to the scientific class of Aves. They have feathery bodies, lightweight yet sturdy skeletons, and toothless, beaked jaws. There are many varieties of birds around the United States, but some species tend to invade human structures more often and have earned a reputation for themselves as pests.

Pest bird species include pigeons, woodpeckers, starlings, and house sparrows, each of which can cause significant issues once they invade. A professional bird control service is often needed to remove them.

Are birds dangerous?

Though birds are not likely to attack unless you directly threaten them or their nests, they are known carriers of several serious diseases. Once pest birds settle around your property, they will likely spread these diseases via their droppings and nesting behaviors. Illnesses you can pick up from pest birds include salmonella, plague, pox, encephalitis, and meningitis, among other diseases. Allergic reactions and breathing issues are also commonly experienced when large infestations of birds move in and fill properties with their feathers, droppings, and nesting materials.

Additionally, pest birds, especially pigeons, carry fleas, ticks, and mites on their bodies. These parasitic pests will drop off around your property and create infestations, which can lead to prolonged health and safety issues for people and pets. 

Professional pest control bird removal is necessary to avoid these dangerous issues.

Why do I have a bird problem?

If you’re noticing that a bird problem is starting around your property, you likely have many of the factors that attract birds easily available. Pest birds love easy nesting areas, access to food sources such as unprotected vegetable gardens, and secluded or overgrown spaces. You can evaluate your property for these items as the first step in pest bird prevention.

Where will I find birds?

Around the outdoors, you are likely to find birds hanging out on the roof of your property, in trees, and on decks or patios. You can expect birds to gather anywhere there is a flat nesting surface. If they manage to get inside, pest birds will nest in attics.

How do I get rid of birds?

DIY bird control methods are often less than effective, so the best way to get rid of birds is to contact Pest OPS. Our team can help you with professional bird control that safely and non-lethally removes your bird problem, in addition to ongoing maintenance that helps to ensure bird issues don’t return. Contact us today to learn more about our bird control offerings.

How can I prevent birds in the future?

Prevent birds from settling on your property in the future by following these simple expert tips.

  • Motion-activated sprinklers are a great way to keep birds away from exterior areas and make your property inhospitable to these pests.
  • Trimming back overgrown branches and trees, especially ones near roofs, can prevent birds from nesting and discourage them from crossing onto your structure.
  • Bird spikes on flat surfaces help to stop roosting activities and keep pest birds away from roofs and attics.
  • Plastic figurines such as snakes, owls, and even small scarecrows can deter birds from settling in your yard; make sure to move these figurines every so often to make them appear more real.

Reach out to Pest OPS today if you have more questions about bird control or pest control services in Knoxville and the surrounding areas.

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