With thousands of bird species in the U.S. and over 400 different species in Pennsylvania alone, we often don’t consider birds as being a pest. Without birds, our issues with insects would reach epidemic proportions and we’d likely face food shortages.
There’s nothing quite like hearing the birds chirping in the first days of spring, but birds also tend to take up residence in inconvenient spots, get territorial near their nests, and leave feathers and droppings outside of homes and buildings.
At Seitz Bros., we value the importance of a bird’s role in our ecosystem, but we also understand how their behaviors are often destructive and invasive. Our expert technicians have years of experience using pest control methods that are best suited for your residence or commercial space.
Common Pest Birds
Although there are hundreds of species of birds on the East Coast alone, the following species are known for causing damage and being an overall nuisance in residential and commercial areas.
Birds like sparrows, grackles, and crows are notorious for ruining large fruit crops, but they may take over your garden or yard. If you have wood siding on your home, woodpeckers may cause structural damage.
Smaller birds make nests around your home and near entry points of your home. When this occurs, birds can become territorial and try to attack each time you enter or exit a building.
Do Birds Pose a Threat to Your Health?
Bird droppings can often contain a toxic fungus that causes health problems, such as Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis, in humans. It’s natural to find bird droppings outside and in some areas around your living space, but you don’t want to come in contact with a large number of droppings.
When left unattended, bird droppings and nests can take over eaves, gutters, vents, drain pipes, and various other areas on your home. Birds don’t need much space to roost or decide that a spot becomes a favorite roosting area. As long as a bird feels safe, they will make your home their home.
Make Your Home Unwelcoming to Birds
Birds are important because they eat insects and other potential pests, but they are a nuisance when they take over your living area. There are many products to deter birds and make your home more unwelcoming to birds who want to build nests or roost.
Since some products are better suited for specific species, your effort to get rid of birds can have mixed results. When you have a problem with birds invading your space, it’s best to call experts who know what to do and have successful results.
What You Can Expect from Seitz Bros.
We have over three decades of experience treating all types of pest problems. Our bird control and removal methods are humane, so you never have to worry about harming a valuable player in our ecosystem.
As soon as you contact us, we offer a free quote for our services, and we visit you to assess your bird problem. After we get a closer look at what you are dealing with, we offer solutions that are best for you and your budget.
Have a busy schedule? We always accommodate to meet your schedule and needs. Call us today for a free quote and more information on bird control.