Birds are very interesting to watch. However, when birds need a house to nest or roost in, get them their own. You don’t want birds (dead or alive), feces or nesting materials getting into your home. You need only watch Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” to be reminded of how problematic they can be 🙂
Heading birds off at the pass is best, ensuring they can’t take hold in your home, outbuildings or worse yet…take them over completely. Ensuring they can’t get into attic spaces or other areas is your first line of defense. However, if they’ve already gained access, you’ll need to take care of it directly so as not to make matters worse.
While inspecting homes we often come across bird problems like nesting materials, feces, feathers & dead birds. Nesting materials are a potential fire hazard, can block ventilation areas and eavestroughs e.g. nests in chimneys & vents block moisture and carbon monoxide (CO) from being vented from the building, promoting mould growth and CO health hazards. Bird droppings are very corrosive and can cause damage to roofing materials, structures building materials and equipment. Birds also carry allergens, parasites and other health risks to humans including infectious diseases. Bacteria, viruses, spores, parasites, fleas and ticks can be health hazards in affected buildings.
If you think you have or had birds in your house, call a professional licensed exterminator to deal with them. As for what damage they may have caused to the building or its systems / components and or what safety / environmental concerns might of concern as a result, please give us a call.