Questions About Birds
Everything you need to know about Birds can be answered below.
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What Kind Of Birds Are Pests? What Discourages Them?
Small birds like starlings, house finches, and sparrows, prefer gutters, chimneys, and eave brackets. Removing the nest and sealing up the cavity or filling it with wire mesh will usually discourage them. Bigger birds, like crows, pigeons and seagulls are not going to be shooed away or discouraged by nest removal or plastic owls. These birds require much more effort to discourage them away.
Where Do Birds Nest?
Birds rarely come into a house except by accident, they are more likely to nest or roost on the rooftops.
Do Birds Carry Any Disease?
Pigeons and sparrows carry bacteria - causing salmonellosis (food poisoning). Pigeons also carry ornithosis (a disease similar to virus pneumonia) via the infected droppings or through sweat glands. This is usually mistaken for flu in humans, and therefore it's occurrence is more common than realized. Also some birds may carry the campylobacter disease as well.
Why Is It Bad To Have A Bird Nest Around My Home?
A bird's nest harbors insects and mites, which live in the nest material or droppings. Nests become reservoirs of pests which then invade homes, factories and farms. This often causes considerable damage to property, especially fabrics and stores of food products. In addition, the excrement of roosting birds can kill lawns and shrubs and thus reduce the value of property.
Are Birds Destructive To Property?
Yes, they can deface and cause deterioration of buildings with their droppings, due to the acidic secretions produced by the fungi that live in the droppings.
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