Birds are ordinarily a non-issue, and more often than not, many of us are actually glad to see them around our homes, chirping in our ears and hopping around in search of food or nesting material. But just as any small animal can wreak surprising havoc on our lives, so can birds, and the effects can be just as devastating in terms of disruption, risk and cost. Some people may not think of birds as a serious issue, but a bird problem of any size can warrant emergency animal removal in Greenville, SC.
Birds pose serious structural hazards
Birds generally seem harmless enough, but it’s a different story altogether when you’re suffering from an infestation. A bird problem can lead to all kinds of other issues with your home or business, and it’s best to put a stop to them before the problem gets out of hand.
One of the most common ways a bird problem can develop is when they start building nests in less-than-ideal locations. For example, birds are often attracted to attics. They love to build nests up there, roost on the louvers and get into the vents. These can be major problems for a number of reasons. First, birds build nests out of flammable material, which is very dangerous. Second, if they’re getting into your attic, that means there’s a hole or gap somewhere.
This can lead to perhaps the biggest issue of all with birds making a home in your home: they can attract other animals. Squirrels, for example, can sniff out the birds, and then get into your home via the same route the birds are taking, only they make it worse by chewing and clawing away at the hole and making it bigger. Then larger animals, such as raccoons, may try to go after the squirrels. Before you know it, you have a much bigger problem than birds.
Bird-related safety and health problems
Just as serious are the hazards birds pose to human health and safety. Bird guano, for instance, isn’t just unpleasant—it carries diseases and parasites, is extremely corrosive and may even create a slip-and-fall situation on sidewalks and stairs. Cleaning up after birds takes time that you might not have, but leaving it creates a safety hazard for your guests or customers, not to mention a serious eyesore.
A+ Wildlife Control has considerable experience dealing with bird problems ranging from small nesting situations to major infestations. As in all our animal removal processes, we approach bird removal using humane techniques—our goal is to keep the birds away from your property, not to harm or kill them. We will provide you with the information and tools you need to ensure that your bird infestation doesn’t turn into a recurring situation.
Just as we want to be your number one source for animal removal in Greenville, SC, we want to be first on your call list if birds have become an issue at your home or business. Don’t wait until the problem is out of control—call us today.