Bird Control & Effective Bird Spikes Installed
If birds are nesting or roosting in your house ceiling, between floor areas or spaces that we can seal off to prevent them from entering, our Serviceman can provide you with a quote to attend to this whilst also aiming to get them out of that space. They would also endeavour to remove any nesting material and will often attend to a lice treatment to ensure you don't have issues with lice or mites. Please call us to discuss the best option for your bird problem!
If the birds are sitting on ledges or on beams we could also provide you with a quote to attach bird spikes or netting to this area to prevent this from happening in the future. However, we also have to consider whether the birds will simply move to another area. When we attend to proofing work at a property it is not unusual for us also to do graining or setting cages to eliminate the current infestation.
Pigeons and indian mynas are both introduced species that can often cause problems. Pigeon droppings are not only corrosive but can cause health issues. Where these birds are getting into warehouse or shed environments we also have a Serviceman who specialises in shooting. This can often be a cost effective method of dealing with the problem however proofing, bird spikes, graining or setting cages to catch the birds are also options.
Do You Have New Bird Tenants?
Bees are not the only animals that become more active in spring. Native and feral birds also increase their activity, and often decide to take up residence inside roofs of homes as a safe place to build their nest and raise their young.
The most common birds that live in Brisbane roofs are:
Pigeons – Feral pigeons are descended from pet pigeons that have been released into the wild. Pigeons can be many colours but are usually grey, with a small head and short neck.
Indian Mynas – Are brown with a darker coloured head, yellow eye and beak. They are introduced (feral) birds; loud, aggressive and will kill native species in the area.
Sparrows – Sparrows are small birds; with female sparrows being dull brown and male sparrows having darker brown banding on his wings and head. Sparrows prefer to nest in colonies with large untidy nests of grass, straw and feathers. They are not so common in Brisbane compared to 10 to 20 years ago.
Starlings – Common starlings are nature’s songbirds and can replicate mechanical sounds and the songs of other birds. They have dark brown/black shiny feathers; are noisy, and prefer to roost in large colonies.
If you hear the sound of wings, and constant chirruping in your roof, smell droppings or find yourself constantly scratching from invisible mites, you may find you have become the landlord for a family of birds. If you suspect birds are in your roof give us a call and we will investigate and evict them for you.