For some people, having flocks of birds around might be desirable. However, if you aren’t careful about their presence on your property, birds can cause serious problems. Besides being a constant source of noise in the morning, birds can cause significant property damage through their nesting and droppings, and even expose people to diseases. If you’ve noticed that birds are nesting in or around your chimney, it’s important to take steps to ward them off. If you’re looking for bird prevention advice, read on for insight from the experts at Pest Defense Solutions El Paso!
How Birds Create Problems for Homeowners
There are a few significant ways that birds cause problems for homeowners in El Paso. If you’re noticing more birds than usual around your home, here are some things to look out for:
- Gutter blockage: Birds nesting in your gutters can divert rainwater in ways that cause water damage to your home or affect your garden.
- Chimney blockage: When birds build nests inside your chimney, they can block off the flow of fumes from your fireplace out into the open air. This creates the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning inside your home.
- Droppings: Bird droppings can induce histoplasmosis in humans, a disease that is caused by inhaling the spores of a fungus sometimes found in bird and bat droppings. This disease can cause aches, chills, fever, and more at varying levels of severity.
Keeping Out Birds in Chimney Stacks
When birds nest in your yard, they might make their way toward your roof for the warmth and the potential shelter that your chimney provides. As we’ve gone over, this can create many problems, including health concerns, for you and your family. The best way to prevent birds in the chimney is by installing a chimney cap. This will cover your chimney so nothing outside can get in, but still allow for proper ventilation from the inside. This way, you can keep out blockage, debris, droppings, and actual birds from your chimney.
Bird Control with Pest Defense Solutions El Paso
If you already have a chimney cap but birds are still causing problems on your roof or in your chimney, talk to your local pest control company about your issues. Here at Pest Defense Solutions El Paso, we train our bird removal team to develop unique exclusion plans for each of our customers. We understand that bird infestations must be handled delicately, so we prioritize safe and humane removal techniques to keep everyone safe and your home bird-free. Contact us today for a free quote!