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Should You Be Worried About Excessive Birds on Your Property?

We all can picture the image of birds swarming around a field or home. But that picture is most likely from a movie, suggesting some horrible omen that’s visiting a character.

Yet, this isn’t a movie, and you aren’t in any real danger. So should you still be concerned about those pesky birds?

The short answer is no. You don’t need to be very concerned. However, there are still some potentially problematic things that you should be aware of! That’s what we’ll be looking at, and don’t worry. You’re in good hands.

If this were a movie, WorldWide Pest Control would be the story’s hero.

What a Large Number of Birds Can Bring…

Nests

As there’s a large influx of birds, there’s bound to be an influx of nests as well. You may view a bird’s nest as cute or beautiful, and while they are both of those. — They are also seriously messy.

You see, nests are built with many types of debris, which isn’t always stable. That being the case, every gust of wind could lead to nests falling on all sides of your property. It may seem like a minor issue, but there’s also the chance of baby birds or eggs falling as well.

Not something you want to deal with.

Birds Carry Diseases

Again, as beautiful as they are, they’re not exactly clean. Birds often carry all sorts of toxic things in their bodies.

Those toxic things could be left in their droppings. The droppings could carry all sorts of viral infections, fungus, histoplasmosis and even Salmonellosis– which could be transferred through your HVAC system.

There’s also the chance of a child or pet touching the droppings on a porch or driveway, spreading it or becoming infected themselves.

Damage to Your Property

Birds aren’t always pests. That’s because many of them do relatively little harm. However, many species can do serious damage to your home, car, or roof that you may not be aware of.

Did you know that bird droppings are capable of even corroding metal and concrete? On top of that, any feathers or nest debris could clog your drains or gutters. That could even lead to more property damage to your roof, basement or foundation.

Bottom Line…

Birds can do a lot of damage. While the damage isn’t guaranteed, the way it is with termites or other pests, you don’t have to worry or panic. However, you may want to consider some preventive measures to ensure the safety of your home.

When you’re ready for help dealing with those birds, we can help. Call WorldWide Pest Control today.

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