Birds are wonderful animals. They are often used to symbolise liberty and freedom, and are often extremely intelligent. Sometimes, though, they can cause us problems. During their migratory cycles, they often seek out shelter for warmth and cover; this shelter could manifest itself in the shape of your property.
While birds may not be the most obvious contenders for “chief troublemaker” in the world of mischievous animals, some of their habits can cause potentially significant problems. Here, we take a look at why bird proofing becomes a necessity in some circumstances.
Birds that nest in your gutter can cause all manner of problems. Chief among these is the build-up of water such an arrangement can cause. Blocked gutters holding a significant amount of water become both unstable and unhygienic. The accumulation of dirty water can, over time, cause irreparable damage to your gutters and the surrounding area, while it can also cause the gutter to collapse under its significant weight. In some circumstances, mosquitos and other insects will also use the area as a breeding ground.
Again, it’s these creatures’ nests cause most of the problems. Should they decide to hone in on your chimney, the effects can be disastrous. By blocking up the passage of air that chimneys and other ventilation systems provide, diseases and infections can spread. In the worst cases, blockages can force carbon monoxide back down your chimney, which is a potentially life-threatening substance.
This time, it’s not just nests that cause issues. Due to their acidic nature, bird droppings on roofs can erode tar-based surfaces. After time, they can begin to cause permanent damage, resulting in leaks; roof durability can be seriously hampered by allowing birds free access to it. Bird proofing, therefore, is a worthwhile endeavour that could save you a lot of time, energy and money.
Damage to products
Should birds begin to appear inside your property, the damage it can cause is a lot more obvious, but no less significant. A bird in a warehouse, for example, has the potential to damage machinery, products, and interior surfaces. Not only that, but their droppings pose a significant threat to the property’s overall hygiene.
Where we come in
Thankfully, there are solutions. Enviropest Control Services Ltd are able to provide a wide range of effective bird proofing solutions to Birmingham and the surrounding areas. By protecting your property from potential bird damage, you save yourself a lot of difficulty, and a significant amount of money in the long run. We provide you with long-term solutions that will last, rather than simply removing problems with a temporary fix. Among other deterrents, we use other measures such as netting and bird spikes; these are proven methods for bird proofing your property.
To see how we could help you defend your property against the potential damage caused by birds, call Enviropest on 0121 693 6616. Alternatively, fill out one of our online contact forms.