Bird Removal

While birds can be beautiful to watch, they are not beautiful when they damage your property. Many people are surprised by the problems that occur when birds decide to use their home or business as a place to nest. If you are noticing large numbers of birds gathering on your roof or nearby, you could have a problem. Pigeons are the most common nuisance bird but others like woodpeckers, sparrows and even buzzards are all on the list of birds we deal with here in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. They are looking for shelter and a place to nest. Your Chimney, vents or attic are prime locations for them. Do not worry, we can help. We use proven methods to remove them and keep them away.

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Dangers of Birds in Attic

Unfortunately, they are not just a nuisance. They bring insects and diseases with them. Their droppings are filled with bacteria and can get into the air in your home. Histoplasmosis, e coli, salmonella, and encephalitis are just a few of the possible diseases that can be found in the waste created by these creatures. More birds means more droppings that will accumulate quickly. If they have gained access to your attic, that can translate into a lot of clean up and repairs. We can handle every aspect of the removal process. Remember, an important part of our process is exclusion. This involves sealing any openings to keep more birds or animals from coming in. Then we can move on to clean up and repairs, including insulation replacement. Sanitation and safety are vital in this process. Call us to schedule an inspection.

Birds in Vents and Chimneys

Vents and chimneys are common places to find nuisance birds as well. Every home or business has these vents on the roof. These can be dryer vents or bathroom vents that are necessary for your home. When building their nests they use any sticks or materials they can find and they will bring those materials into your vents causing possible blockages. You also may have problems in your chimney from nesting or they can become trapped inside of the chimney and could possibly end up in your home. It is not easy for them to fly out of the chimney so many times they get stuck. Do not try to remove them yourself, call our team of experts. We can clear them out and seal them to ensure that they won’t come back.

Damages from Birds

Birds can damage your property in ways you may not expect. Aside from the obvious damage to the vents they might nest in, the other damage to your home can be extensive. Roof damage is very common. Shingles can be torn up by their claws and beaks. Bird droppings are highly acidic and can eat through metal, concrete, wood and other building materials if left uncleaned. There can be damage to siding, shutters and soffits as well from the birds trying to find shelter or gain access to your attic. Another area that is vulnerable to damage is your HVAC. Birds love to nest on the outside HVAC units. They can put holes in the ductwork in your attic as well, allowing the particles from droppings to enter the air flowing through your home, which can lead to respiratory problems for you and your family. We can make any necessary repairs and seal any openings created by these pests.

Bird Control

There are many methods used to control birds. Netting, Grid wires, Optical Gel, shock strips and spikes to name a few. We can identify the type of bird in your home and the method that will work best for you and the architecture of your home. We can install any system we decide on and make sure you do not have a repeat of the infestation. Rest assured, our methods are all safe and humane as well as effective. Contact us today if you have unwanted birds on your property. We are here to help.

General Bird Removal FAQs

Can you get a disease from bird poop?

Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird poop. When droppings dry then get disturbed, any diseases living in the feces may become airborne. Dead birds can also play hosts to range of harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

How do you keep birds away from buildings?

The best way to get rid of nuisance birds is to stop them from ever landing. Create barriers and deterrents which are unpleasant to them. Solutions range from reflective lures to strips and tracks.

Are bird nests bad for your property?

Nesting birds can physically damage your property, particularly a roof or home exterior. Not all birds are pests. Some species, like starlings and pigeons, can cause a large amount of mess and damage.