Birds often become pests when they breed and have to locate a suitable nesting site. This is often an inconvenient location, such as the roof or guttering of your home. The impact of bird pests nesting or residing on your property could take a number of forms, most obviously the noise and impact of droppings that deface your roof or footpaths. Birds also carry lice and their droppings contain fungi, which have obvious health implications for your home and family. Species which become pests include: starlings, pigeons, mynas, gulls and sparrows, many of which have been introduced to this country. These often nest in roof openings or guttering, and can cause deterioration which may require maintenance.
Pest control agents are the most reliable source of help with regard to birds that become pests. They offer a range of services including nest removal, cleaning and bird proofing of buildings. A consultant will typically visit your home or premises to assess the situation and prescribe the most appropriate course of action.
Prevention is often the key to avoiding birds becoming pests in and around the home. Follow these simple steps minimise the risk of attracting birds to your home:
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