If you are experiencing some trouble with birds near your home or business, you may be wondering what your options are when it comes to bird barriers, repellents, and controls. The following frequently asked questions may help you get started.
Why should I worry about controlling birds around my business or home? Depending on where the birds are gathering and the type of business or home you own, birds can create any number of the following problems. First, there's the issue of corrosive droppings. If birds create a residence near or on your building, bird droppings will build up, and quickly turn to corrosive salt and ammonia. Additionally, birds can interfere with operation of your business. This isn't just a concern for airports any longer, either. They can become entangled in other machinery, block ductwork, and damage roofing and utility lines. The issue of disease and sanitation is another thing to consider.
What products are available? The type of product you purchase may depend upon the problematic species and the number of birds you are dealing with. That said, there are visual decoys, bird spikes and netting, electronic noise deterrents, and even gels that can be applied as taste aversions.
What if I don't want to get rid of all the birds? Commonly, when dealing with residential issues, residents may desire to eliminate one or more types of birds, but find some birds to still be desirable. There are products on the market that can deter problem birds while still attracting song birds to your feeder.
People who live in urban areas know that birds like pigeons can be real pests because they build nests in architectural overhands and make a mess with their waste. There are bird barriers, repellents, and removal products that you can use to stop pigeons from nesting in your building, though, so you might want to contact a company that can either give you the removing and displacing services that you need or sell you the repellent and prevention equipment that you need to stop birds from ruining your area. Some of the most common preventions include spikes and nettings. These materials make it difficult for pigeons and ducks to enter certain areas comfortably. You can also use gels and electronic controls that will deter them from entering certain areas. While you might think that using an electric prevention device is a bit inhumane, the alternative is often eliminating the birds all together or putting up with these pests. When you contact a bird control company, you should ask them what repellent, deterrent, prevention, and removal techniques they use for pigeon, duck, and goose problems. Ask them how long they have been in the industry so you will know how much experience they have controlling birds. Ask them to give you proof that their techniques and products will eliminate the problems but will not actually cause harm to them. If they have the services that you are interested in, then ask them to give you price quotes so you can compare them easily.