Birds are so commonplace around the city that we often don’t think
of them at all. Most people don’t think twice about a flock of pigeons
flying by or settling around a park bench to peck for food. So, when buildings
become infested with different species of birds, some individuals might
not want to spend the money to get them removed or install bird-deterring
features on their buildings. However, there are some good reasons to hiring
a bird-removal expert.
The good thing is, if you have a bird infestation, you will notice it quickly.
Likely, bird droppings will be everywhere. While droppings are unsightly,
they can also cause a number of other problems. Bird droppings are acidic,
containing something called uric acid, and that acid content can eventually
deteriorate soft stone and cause long-term damage to buildings. Likewise,
if it accumulates on a harder surface, such as a fence, it can deface
the exterior of the façade or the interior of a building. Additionally,
nest droppings can block gutters and rainwater pipes, which can cause
water damage to buildings. Water damage not only has the potential of
being dangerous, but it also lowers your property value. In public buildings,
bird droppings can also lead to slippery surfaces, which can result in
slip-and-fall accidents and liability suits.
While not all birds are dirty, scores of urban birds that inhabit buildings
can create an organic, nutrient rich accumulation of pigeon droppings
that creates the perfect environment for harmful bacteria and fungi. External
parasites can also be transferred when infested birds settle in nests.
For example, ticks and mites can be passed from bird to humans and other
animals inside a household. These parasites can infest buildings and cause
various health problems. Likewise, birds can carry a number of potentially
infectious diseases, such as salmonella, ornithosis, and tuberculosis.
Studies have shown that more than 60 diseases can be transferred from
birds to humans. Some birds can also be a source of allergens, which can
cause a number of respiratory ailments and allergic reactions.
If you have a chimney, you could also create a hazard by letting the birds
remain. Some prefer to build their nests on the interiors of chimneys,
such as swifts. They may not cause a fire in your house, but the can prevent
smoke from escaping when you have a fire going, which can allow both smoke
and carbon monoxide to stay inside your home. Fledglings can also fall
out of their nests down the rest of the chimney, which can let birds into
Make sure you and your family are protected prom potential risks. Hire an
experienced Houston animal removal expert to help you manage your bird infestation problem.
Critter Control of Houston is a full-service animal removal company. We are also locally owned and
operated, so we are thoroughly familiar with the area and the kind of
critters that tend to set up shop in various areas. We also pride ourselves
by using safe methods to remove the animals from your home or business.
Our fully licensed technicians don’t kill the animals we remove,
with the exception of rats and mice that must be killed by law. Let us
see what we can do for you and your home.
Contact us at 713-334-4103 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.