Pest Birds – Keeping the Peace
Bryan and College Station have their fair share of migratory birds. Some of those become bests for one reason or another. Generally, these situations are avoidable with a few simple chores. Inside, we discuss what makes a bird a pest and how to solve that problem. Birds in the Wall or Attic Space
Birds in Wall Spaces or Attics
For a bird to get into a wall space and make a nest, there must be an entrance. Each Spring, inspect the soffit vents – those vents along the eaves of a home and make sure the screening material is in good condition. Also, check the siding and trim and make sure it is snug to the house. It does not take much space for small birds to get in and out of a wall or attic. Speaking of attics, be sure to check them often for pests. Bats are another critter that love attic space. A broken window, loose flashing around a chimney or roof vent, is very likely the way into an attic.
Dive Bombers – DUCK!
Certain species of birds are very protective of their nests. Starlings are a good example. There is not much you can do but to keep shrubs and trees near your home trimmed. If you have an aggressive nester, you can give it space or remove the nest.
Messy Birds – aw poop!
One of the bird species that come to mind as messy birds are pigeons. Those that roost along the eaves leave a clear sign of their presence. Birds, such as swallows, will also build mud nests along the eaves too. They, too, can be messy. A proper fix is to make sure that nesting areas around eaves are “fenced” off with screening material.
For more information about the humane way to remove pest birds, give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions or schedule a service call.