Damage Caused By Birds

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Damage Caused By Birds in Vancouver WA and Portland ORA bird on your roof or in your yard may be like having a beautiful guest. But soon you’ll realize how much damage some birds can cause to your roof, cars, HVAC equipment, and more. Birds can also create unsanitary conditions with their droppings.

Even if you’re a birder or ornithologist, it’s important to understand the potential damage caused  by birds and the health issues they can bring. Keep reading to learn more from the experts at Summit Pest Management.

Types of Bird Damage

Below is a list of the common types of damage birds can cause.

  • Roof damage: Pigeons, sparrows, and starlings are known to roose in eaves and peck at shingles and siding.
  • Corrosive damage: Bird droppings are highly acidic. They can damage the finish on your car, your roofing materials, concrete, and HVAC equipment. Furthermore, bird droppings can also promote the growth of moss or algae which can affect your roof’s lifespan.
  • Woodpecker damage: Woodpeckers in particular damage buildings faster than other birds because of their continual pecking, leaving foraging holes and drumming holes in places they’ve gathered.

Beyond cosmetic damage, bird destruction can also encourage insect and wildlife infestations by providing an entry point into the building.

Diseases Carried by Birds

Bird droppings are not only disgusting, but bird droppings can create unsanitary conditions for your family or employees. Birds can spread over 60 different diseases and infections potentially harmful to humans just through their droppings and parasites they carry. In fact, The Department of Public Health recommends anyone who is cleaning up bird droppings wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including a HEPA-equipped respirator because bird droppings are so hazardous.

Professional Bird Removal

Birds of all sizes and species are attracted properties when they provide the food, shelter, and water they need to survive. This is why when it comes to effective bird control, bird exclusion is your best bet. This includes, filling gaps in roofs, eliminating insect infestations, eliminating water sources, and more. Because it’s often illegal to remove a bird’s nest and bird eggs, without a license, it’s important to work with an expert knowledgable about birds and the Migratroy Bird Act.  At Summit Pest Management, we have more than 19 years of experience providing relief from the damage caused by birds in the Portland OR and Vancouver WA area. If you’re dealing with nuisance birds, contact us today for safe and effective bird removal and control services.

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