Friend or Foe?
Many birds are friends of mankind. You might even build them houses and baths. In exchange some birds eat mosquitoes and other harmful insects. But when birds congregate on buildings, they become nuisances. Their droppings are not only unsightly, but can harbor bacteria or corrode roofs. Nests can block air vents or present fire hazards. A professional pest control service can provide products which discourage birds from gathering where they’re not wanted. Or, if necessary, they can be trapped and relocated to a more suitable area. Woodpeckers are a special case. Besides the annoying sound they make, they can destroy wood shingles. Again, a pest control service is your best bet. They have products which are odorless and invisible, but taste terrible to the woodpeckers. If a woodpecker is attacking your home, it’s most likely trying to get at the insects that are inside the wood. A professional pest control service will be able to inspect your home for these pests as well.
Common bird pests