Bird Control in Delaware: Treatment and Removal
It is not uncommon to find pest birds in the Diamond State. Very often these pest birds can go undetected for quite some time. At first, these birds start off very small but after a while, they can cause substantial damage to your property, and at this point, you may require serious repairs or restorations.
Bird-related issues can lead to the loss of business, contamination of products and corrosion of building exteriors. There are certain bird species which are classified as public health threats because they harbor diseases that can easily be transmitted to humans.
Pigeons can be a major nuisance, destroying commercial property with their acidic and infectious droppings. Starlings feed on fruits, damaging sprouting grains, and planted seeds. Woodpeckers are known to cause considerable damage to sidings and beams. And house sparrows spread dust, allergens, and pathogens throughout the entire building with their dried droppings, feathers, and nesting materials.
Besides creating unsanitary conditions and ruining the finishes of a building, bird droppings can be expensive to clean up.
The primary objective of any bird control program is to reduce food availability and remove all possible access to nesting sites. The bird control process starts with a thorough inspection by a pest management expert. As a professional pest control company, we can identify the species of the pest birds and based on the findings of the inspection we will proffer the most effective exclusion methods.
Why Is Bird Control Important?
The longer unwanted nesting and roosting goes untreated, the harder it becomes to control the population of the pest birds. Hence it is pertinent that you do not delay in dealing with these pest birds.
Consider the following reasons why bird control is necessary:
Health Concerns: Bird droppings and nesting materials can pose serious health risk for humans. Pest birds can lead to the spread of diseases such as St. Louis Encephalitis, Candidiasis, Salmonellosis, Cryptococcosis, and Histoplasmosis. Birds also carry ectoparasites like chicken mites, bed bugs, and yellow mealworms. Birds that build their nest around food production and warehouse facilities can contaminate both the products and the equipment.
Damage: Bird droppings can soil, deface and damage building materials. It can cost a considerable amount of money to make repairs and even clean up the stains.
Safety Hazard: Sometimes, the feces of birds can be found on sidewalks and if not cleaned it can create a safety hazard leading to slips and falls. Also when a bird's nest is situated near lights or electrical equipment, it may create a fire hazard.
Noise: Large population birds often cause a lot of noise especially at night, making it difficult for you to sleep.
Bird Control Treatments
Undoubtedly, one of the easiest and most popular ways to get rid of pest birds is to remove their food sources. However, this method of bird control does not always produce the desired result in busy urban areas like Delaware. If you are thinking of the best bird control treatment to employ, we can help you make the right decision.
Using the most effective and affordable removal method, our well-trained and experienced specialists will get rid of pest birds at your home, your place of work or any other location. We take into consideration factors such as the location of the building, climatic conditions, time of the year, and most importantly the species of the bird (including behavior, size, and habits) before deciding on the removal method to use.
1. Netting Systems
This bird exclusion treatment method was originally developed for agricultural use. However, there's been an improvement in the netting system so that it can be used for the protection of buildings. The netting system is effective against most bird species and is suitable for large areas. It prevents birds from nesting under eaves, in light wells and other recessed areas of the building.
2. Anti-Roosting Wire System
This type of bird deterrent system is primarily used for getting rid of pigeons. It is made up of a series of parallel wires which are supported by small pins. The spacing between the wires prevents the pigeon from perching on ledges. Sometimes, the wires are set up at differing heights, making roosting even more uncomfortable.
3. Rows of Metal Spikes
This environmentally safe deterrent system consists of rows of needles or spikes that point upward. The spikes make it almost impossible for large birds such as pigeons to gain a strong foothold on horizontal surfaces like window sills and ledges. It is widely used because it has a long lifespan and it is easy to install.
4. Electric Wires
This bird control method produces an unpleasant shock when birds land on it. Electric wires basically prevent birds from perching on the fence of the building.
5. Distress Signal Call Systems
It has been observed that birds have a way of warning other birds of potential danger. The Distress Signal Call System is designed to mimic the sound of birds, warning off surrounding birds of the danger of nesting on a particular building. The effectiveness of this system depends on the type of technology used as birds are capable of differentiating a real distress call from a tape recording. Distress calls are most suitable for getting rid of flocking birds such as starlings.
We employ many effective bird control solutions to help you eliminate bird control problems. You can count on us to use environmentally friendly techniques and products that are humane and efficient.
Aviaway Professional Services provides complete bird control and remediation services for all areas of Delaware, including the following cities: Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, New Castle, Middletown, Milford, Bethany Beach, Seaford, Georgetown, Millsboro, Bear, Dewey Beach, Claymont, Milton, Hockessin, Laurel, Camden, Selbyville, Ocean View, Harrington, Fenwick Island, Delmar, Christiana, Bridgeville, Delaware City, Wyoming, Dagsboro, Felton, Long Neck, Townsend, Frankford, Greenwood, Hartly, Newport, Clayton, Houston, Slaughter Beach, Glasgow, Odessa, Pike Creek, Frederica, North Star, Woodland Beach, Elsmere, Brandywine, and Saint Georges.