9 Risks Associated with Pest Bird Infestations

While many birds are a welcome sight, there are several different types of pest birds out there. If pest birds are not controlled, they can pose a major risk to human well-being and properties, making Bird Control Nesting Canberra essential. Of course, it is not the birds’ fault, but their waste and nesting lead to issues for homeowners and businesses. Roofs, factories, and industrial units, unfortunately, are extremely appealing places for birds to roost.  

Here are 9 risks that are associated with pest birds which call for pest control services in Canberra on an immediate basis: 

Droppings cause roof damage 

Some people believe that bird droppings are harmless, but they are mistaken. Bird droppings are very acidic in nature. When droppings are not removed and the bird population grows, the material of the roof begins to decay, resulting in leaks. The presence of bird droppings typically cuts roof life expectancy in half. Homeowners and business owners should be aware of these dangers. 

Bird droppings cause damage to food and other products. 

Birds flying through warehouses, factories, and convention centres can cause havoc. Bird droppings can ruin plastics as they are moulded, they can destroy a variety of chemicals and liquids as they are manufactured, they can ruin new and old paint jobs on aircraft, and they can contaminate food as it is made or packaged. These ruined products can cost business owners a lot. 

Bad Image 

Bird droppings and nests are unsightly additions to homes and businesses. Bird droppings on a ledge or sign, or on a sidewalk, may send the message to visitors that the business is careless and can hamper your goodwill in the market. Likewise, it also doesn’t look good in homes when you have your guests visiting.  

Clean-up Costs 

Businesses that clean up after birds on a daily or weekly basis are wasting money and putting their employees at risk of illness. Some businesses spend thousands of dollars each year cleaning up bird droppings. Businesses can save time and money by installing bird control products or by hiring Pest Control Surfside services. 

Nesting Causes Damage 

Pigeons frequently build their nests on roofs. These nets are usually hidden inside roof corners and rain gutters, making them difficult to spot with the naked eye. If pest birds nesting is not controlled, seemingly innocuous nests can have serious consequences for any kind of property.  

Nests also lead to drainage systems becoming clogged over time, eventually leading to roof collapse. The injuries sustained as a result of such an incident could be fatal, as well as result in significant financial losses for a business. 

Damages Caused by Machinery 

The acidic nature of bird droppings cause severe damage to machinery in the workplace. When pest birds are not controlled, their insulation and siding may be compromised. They also cause significant damage to equipment, and workers are put at risk when they are forced to use contaminated equipment without their awareness, resulting in costly legal action. 

Increased Fire Risk 

If bird nests are not removed on time it may result in fire damages. Nests are inherently flammable because they are made from a combination of leaves and twigs, which can easily cause a fire.  

Vehicle Damages 

Pest birds can cause major issues to the vehicles that reside in the neighbouring area. Bird droppings cause the paint job to fade. The droppings are acidic enough to eat through not only the paint but also the vehicle’s protective coating, causing even more problems in the future. 

Ceilings that have collapsed 

Luckily, numerous methods prevail in today’s time for deterring or eliminating birds. If the birds are perching on any of the surfaces like walls ledges or fences, a deterrent such as bird spikes can be used. They may appear frightening, but they are completely harmless; they help deter the bird from landing permanently on that spot. Spikes are cost-effective and can be used to keep these pest birds away. 

If the pest birds are endangering the health and safety at your home and offices, you must act immediately to keep them away. Amaze Pest Control Canberra is a pest control Surfside company that can help you solve this issue hassle-free and at affordable rates. Our team follows humane bird control solutions, so killing the birds is not necessary to solve the problem. Call us to know cost-effective solutions and obligation-free quotes for our services.

Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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