Signs of a Bird Infestation

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Signs of a bird infestation

It's not very popular to think of birds as pests. However, infestations of certain species of birds can be harmful to people. Birds like pigeons and seagulls will build their nests in populated areas or even your home or business property. The damage that pest birds can inflict on a property can become very costly.

Birds congregate in flocks that can be quite large. They cause damage to roofs and eaves with their nesting. They carry with them parasites like ticks, fleas and mites that can bite humans and bring with them a host of health problems. Bird droppings ruin metal and pavement and carry their own health hazards.

Ehrlich technicians are experts in bird deterrents and bird removal methods. You can call us today at 1-888-976-4649 or use our online form to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

What signs to look for

There are lots of things to look for in order to determine if you just have a few birds, or an infestation. If you spot any of the below factors, you may have a problem. Be sure to look for:

  • Large numbers of birds - during certain times of the year some species of birds flock together in huge numbers. If you are outside and see them in the trees or around your home, keep an eye out and see if they stick around and if their numbers appear to be growing.
  • Bird droppings - birds make a mess. Their droppings can even cause property damage by eating away at metal and other substances. They also make the ground slippery and even bring with them a host of health issues once they dry up and become dusty. Look for excessive droppings.
  • Damage to eaves and roof - the goal of many birds is to set up a nest to lay eggs. They are perfectly happy to use your home to do it and they like to find an out-of-the-way place. They will tear holes in the roof or widen cracks in joints, corners and eaves to do it. Be watchful of your property.
  • Noise - some people find waking up to the gentle tweeting of a bird a pleasant thing. However, when those large flocks come and it makes a tremendous racket, or they get into your attic and start making noise, it’s a different story.

Our bird inspection and control process

We will schedule an appointment to come out to your property or home. Our process includes:

  • Consultation - The first thing we will do is consult with you about what's going on and the issues you're having. Your knowledge of where the trouble spots are will help us determine where we need to concentrate our efforts and give us some idea of what to look for.

  • Inspection - After discussing the situation with the customer, the technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your property. Our Technicians look not only for nests and the birds themselves, but how the birds are accessing your property and why they are choosing your building to build their nests.

  • Removal - Ehrlich Technicians will remove the birds and nests. Our goal is to make sure your property looks clean and free from the debris and mess that birds leave behind.

  • Prevention - Once we remove the birds and determine why they are using your property for their nests, we’ll work with you to find a prevention method that will stop them from returning. We use the latest and most effective methods available.

If you are experiencing a problem with birds, call 1-800-837-5520 or use our online form to schedule an appointment with a licensed Ehrlich technician. We’ll help you get rid of pest birds and prevent their return to protect your property and your health.

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