Of all the pests that could invade our property, the last critter you might label a “pest” are birds. While birds aren’t as creepy as spiders or as gross as cockroaches, their activity can pose health risks to humans and create major headaches. Unfortunately, many features of our property like chimneys, culverts, covered patios, gutters, and balconies are the ideal nesting place for many bird species. When birds take up residence where they shouldn’t, they can cause costly damage. Dealing with birds yourself is highly inadvisable, which is why Cramer Pest Control offers bird control services as part of our outdoor pest control program.
Unlike other areas, where birds and their nests may be visible, chimneys are different. Birds could make their nest in your chimney, and you may not realize it at first. Here are some common signs that indicate a bird roosting in your chimney:
In addition to the parasites and pathogens we’ve already touched on, birds nesting in your gutters can cause structural damage. Gutters are meant to move moisture away from your home, but a nest will act as a dam and block the flow of water.
These areas tend to be more open, so you’ll likely notice a problem faster than a bird in your chimney. Generally, the worst damage you’ll get is a lot of bird droppings, which look horrible, smell horrible, and can ruin furniture. However, you likely won’t have as big a problem with structural damage as you would with a bird’s nest in gutters and chimneys.
Understandably, you’d want to get rid of birds invading your home, but certain bird control methods are ill-advised and even illegal in some cases.
As frustrating as it is, the best thing to do is call Cramer Pest Control. We have the training and equipment to get the job done safely, so you don’t break any laws, hurt the bird, or expose yourself to harmful diseases.
Once the birds are removed and their damage cleaned up and repaired, there are some steps you can take to prevent avian problems in the future.
If you’ve got birds nesting in problematic areas like chimneys, gutters, attics, garages, or any other area they shouldn’t be, give Cramer Pest Control a call. We have over 20 years of experience dealing with birds and the damage they can cause to our property. Our outdoor pest control program will help you identify where the birds are nesting, any damage, how to repair it, and how to prevent future bird issues. If you’d like to learn more or schedule an appointment, give us a call at (704) 763-0204 for North Carolina or (803) 802-7540 for service in South Carolina. Or you can leave us a message online.
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