The most common complaints are about birds nesting in roof voids and bird mites which travel from the bird to us. Birds have been known to transmit all kinds of diseases, some particular nasty ones include SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and Salmonella, which is a severe form of food poisoning. The Salmonella bacteria can be found in the bird droppings and also in the eggs of infected Birds. Fungal airborne diseases are also a problem with infected birds and we can develop quite serious illnesses not unlike a severe form of flu.
Birds offer safe havens for pests like fleas and bird mites. They feed off the birds in their nest but once the birds leave the little predators come searching for their next meal, which is generally us. The bites from Bird Mites can be quite painful and flea and mite populations can accumulate extremely fast.
Birds are well known for littering buildings, vehicles and footpaths with their droppings which becomes a safety hazard when wet and can possibly lead to legal consequences for building owners. They can also be hazardous to food related businesses by gaining access and spoiling and contaminate a significant amount of food.
Interesting Fact: Birds have also been documented to have brought down commercial air planes with a phenomena known as bird-strike.
We will conduct a thorough Inspection and inform you of the best and most cost effective form of action, sometimes there might be more than one option available.
These options can include exclusion such as proofing the building and it’s surrounds with netting. We can also offer physical deterrents such as spikes and electric shock systems. These shock systems won’t kill or injure the birds but make it very uncomfortable for the bird to be there. There are high pitched audio devices which have proven successful as well. These devices cannot be heard by us and will not irritate your pets either – but birds really dislike them.
We do not like to shoot birds or poison them but if there is no other alternative available and where serious health and safety hazards are present, only then will these options be explored.
Remove any and all available food and water sources and ensure that all droppings are cleaned up. Be extra diligent when coming into contact with bird droppings, always wear gloves and thoroughly disinfect your hands afterwards.