Damage Caused By Birds in South FloridaBirds can be a significant pest for homeowners and business owners. Like other pests, birds are always on the hunt for sources of food, water, and shelter. Birds are social and known to gather and socialize, which is why it’s common to see birds congregating on roofs in South Florida. Even if you welcome the sight of birds, it’s important to understand the dangers they pose to your property.

Bird droppings contain bacteria, and although it’s rare to become sick from them, birds can transmit diseases through their droppings and also cause unsightly property damage. The bird removal experts at Florida Pest Control can help protect you!

Disease and Illness Caused by Nesting Birds

Besides being unsightly, bird droppings can cause a variety of serious health issues. The germs and parasites that birds can spread through excrement can cause over 60 different diseases and infections in humans, including Salmonella and E. coli infections. Ticks, fleas, lice, and mites are carried by birds and infest their nests, possibly spreading around the building. The CDC recommends wearing personal protective equipment, including a respirator outfitted with HEPA filters, when cleaning up old accumulations of droppings. Consequently, it’s recommended to call a professional pest control company that specializes in bird removal services and can clean up droppings and debris safely.

Bird Damage On Your Property

When birds nest on your property, they are capable of causing extensive damage. Some of the common types of bird damage include:

  • Birds such as pigeons, starlings, and sparrows will roost in eaves, peck at shingles and siding, and eventually cause structural damage.
  • Pigeon nests and droppings can be destructive and unsightly.
  • Bird droppings will corrode expensive business equipment and materials like metal, concrete, and paint. Their droppings can also ruin and damage signage on commercial buildings.

Professional Bird Exclusion Services

To help protect your property from the unsightly damage and diseases introduced by birds, bird exclusion is the best method of control. However, before eliminating or moving any birds or nests, it’s important to properly identify the species and potential dangers involved. When you contact Florida Pest Control, a professional bird exclusion technician can identify the species of bird, inspect the property for any future infestations, and set up proper exclusionary devices.

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