Do You Have A Bird Problem?

Did you know that spring is the most likely time for birds to settle on your property? Birds will likely be preparing to lay their eggs during the beginning of the spring weather. While bird watching can be enjoyable, it can be frustrating to find new nests that have cropped up in your gutters or on your roof. Unfortunately, these new nests can leave your home permanently damaged. Here are some of the different types of damage done by large flocks and how you can prevent birds from nesting in the most vulnerable areas of your home. As the weather warms up, it’s important to take these steps to prevent birds from calling the top of your house their new home.

Install Gutter Covers

Consider making your rooftop and gutter system less hospitable for these animals. Doing so may encourage these would-be pests to move on to another location. We recommend putting specialized covers over your gutter system to make it impossible for birds to make their nest in them.

Make sure you are maintaining your roof and gutters.

The most effective way to prevent damage is to do regular maintenance on your roof and gutter system. Have your roof inspected annually. Inspections allow homeowners to know if there are any loose shingles or openings that will allow birds to nest inside their roof.

If you are opposed to installing gutter covers, make sure you keep your gutters clean. Clean gutters offer fewer nest-building materials for birds looking for a place to live. If you have noticed roof or gutter damage, contact your preferred contractor. Advanced bird damage requires sections of the affected roof or gutter to be replaced. These replacements ensure the home has the drainage and protection it needs!

Types of Damage Caused by Birds 

When you think of pests that threaten the exterior of your home, you probably think of insects like termites first. However, birds can be some of the most destructive pests to your home. Here are some common types of bird damage to roofs and gutters:

  • Clogs—Bird nests sit low in gutters. These nests can prevent water from running through your gutters. If the nests' position shifts, they may completely block downspouts. These obstructions can cause water damage to your home's siding, gutters to sag, and overflow.
  • Inadequate ventilation—Some birds like to build their nests in roof vents and chimneys. Nests built in these areas reduce the ventilation from fireplaces and attics. This poor ventilation can potentially reduce the efficacy of your HVAC system or even be hazardous to your health.
  • Increased risk of fire—Nests and feathers are highly flammable. High concentrations of these may increase the risk of extensive fire damage to your home.

While these are serious risks of having a bird problem, there is one other serious risk. Many birds carry disease. It's crucial to handle any pest bird problems as soon as possible because many of these diseases can be contracted through any contact with their droppings. With certain species, like pigeons, the risk of illness remains even after the droppings dry.

  • Provide a complete exterior, interior, attic, and basement/crawlspace inspection.
  • Consult with the homeowner and go over any and all possible wildlife and pest issues.
  • Provide a graph or layout of problem areas and the solutions we offer to effectively and efficiently address any issues.
  • Whether it’s damage to your yard, roof, soffits, and fascia, or deck. We can exclude or remove nuisance pests and repair any damages.
  • Offering Animal Damage Repair as well as gutter cleanouts, dryer vent clean outs, chimney cover installation, and more!
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