Birds are warm blooded vertebrates. These animals with wings are specifically characterized by their toothless beak and beautiful feathers. Not all birds that have wings can fly; a few species are flightless such as ducks, penguins, dodo, and ostrich etc.
Although birds rule the sky; they are common house invading creatures that might be troublesome. Birds come in a variety of colors and sizes that may be residing in the most beautiful tree in your yard. Birds like pigeon, gull, crow, sparrow, rails, woodpecker and vultures are mostly considered pests. A brief description of some is given below:
Pigeons: Pigeons that live in the cities are originated from rock species which are domesticated, having about 310 species worldwide. Their nesting and rooting sites are protected from the elements and are situated on houses, barns, stadium and bridges etc. They mainly eat seeds and grains. Insects and vegetation is also their diet depending on the place they live.
The places where they are large in number cause problems for the people living there. Their droppings may ruin the growing crops, and the odor is irresistible. They might damage the property and health of humans because large accumulation of their droppings which is highly corrosive causes fungal disease.
Canada goose: Canada geese are 4 to 5 feet in length and weighs about 6.6 to 20 pounds. Canada geese usually graze together in fields, eating grass, grains and berries. So they usually cause damage to the crops by trampling or consumption. They become a threat to health because of fouling reservoirs or ponds and damaging air safety.
They usually build their nests where water and food is available at a small distance. Geese are highly aggressive and sentimental about their nests and do not allow anyone near their homes.
Woodpecker: Woodpeckers are recognized by their unique behavior of pecking on trees and mostly their red head. There are more than 180 species of woodpeckers all over the world. What makes them pests is their habit of pecking in buildings, siding, and air conditioners.
Physical barriers and scaring techniques usually work to prevent woodpeckers from making nests and wandering around houses and buildings in search of food. Dealing with woodpeckers we should keep in mind that they are protected species so we MUST NOT HURT OR KILL THEM!
Sparrow: Bringing both diseases and destruction, house sparrows are nuisance and “not so polite” cute little birds. Experiencing it myself, sparrows residing in the exhaust fan of my bathroom make it easier to understand for me. Their nests clog roof drains, gutters, and cause leakage.
The material that is used in their nests mostly results in fire hazards. House sparrows experience mood swings, they have a bullying behavior, being quarrelsome, aggressive and relentless often leads to a serious fight with other birds because they are highly competitive.
Birds are a beautiful part of nature, but not all that glitters is gold! These birds not only damage the property but also spread diseases which will be mentioned in the upcoming blogs. One or two birds are acceptable but as the population increases problems increase simultaneously.
HMG Pest Control has professional technicians who know how to carefully handle birds problem. We make sure that you get rid of birds without harming them and remain safe from diseases spreading by them.
Posted on October 12, 2017
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