Birds like pigeons, starlings, crows, and sparrows can create a bad public image with tenants and patrons. They can create safety issues for you and your family and increase maintenance costs and liability risks.
We don’t automatically think of birds when we hear the word pest. However, each year, nuisance birds and their droppings cause millions of dollars in property damage. In addition, their droppings can spread more than 60 transmittable diseases to humans and animals.
Are nuisance birds causing problems for your home or business? If so, Titan Pest & Wildlife can help! We will humanely and safely protect your space from troublesome birds and the costly damage they can cause.
Common Missouri Pest Birds
If you look in your backyard, you will notice many different birds flying around. Most birds are happy nesting in trees and other natural shelters. Other birds don’t mind causing a bit of trouble. Some of the most common nuisance birds in the St. Louis & Kansas City area include:
While these are the most common, other birds may find areas of your house an excellent place to set up their nests. It’s important to keep in mind that some species of birds are protected by law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This federal regulation makes it illegal for anyone to take, import, export, possess, sell, or purchase migratory birds, nests, eggs, or other parts without a valid permit.
Signs of a Bird Infestation
While birds are often beautiful and enjoyable to watch, nuisance birds or bird infestations are very problematic. Therefore, it’s essential to recognize the signs of a bird infestation before it causes a lot of damage and the need for costly repairs. Some of the common signs to look for include:
- Droppings – birds droppings on roofs, paved areas, ledges, vehicles, or on goods
- Birds Settling – on roofs, ledges, wires, and cables
- Noises – continuous bird chirping and noises, especially from chicks
- Bird Nests – Birds can make nests almost anywhere, look in gutters, beams, attic, roof, and ledges
- Damage – Birds can damage siding and other structural parts of a house
- Foul Odor – If there is a constant bad smell that cannot be blamed on the garbage or other rotting materials
Debris from the nests can cause clogged gutters and drainage systems. This can cause damage to walls, ceilings, and other parts of a house or property. In addition, birds often carry parasites like fleas, ticks, and mites that can bite humans and animals and create health problems.
Bird Nest Removal
As mentioned already, some birds are protected by federal laws. Therefore, it is recommended that you leave bird nest removal to professional pest removal experts.
Another reason why it’s essential to contact a professional is that the pathogens birds can carry make them dangerous to humans. Microorganisms from birds, transmitted in several ways, can cause a wide range of infectious diseases. These can be transmitted by handling the nests.
If a bird has taken up residence on your property and is a nuisance, causing damage to your home or preventing an area from being used, it’s time to contact the bird removal experts at Titan Pest & Wildlife.
Whether you need help reducing the nesting birds in your yard or are looking to get rid of a specific nuisance bird, we will create a custom solution for you. Our bird removal and control services include:
- Site evaluation
- Debris and bird dropping cleanup
- Disinfecting or deodorizing
- Ongoing preventative maintenance
Contact Titan Pest & Wildlife
At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we make it our business to protect your home. Our residential pest control solutions provide a thorough pest management process designed to eliminate the bug problems you have now and, more importantly, prevent future infestations from happening.