Bird Control Doesn T Have To Be A Hassle In Western Massachusetts

Bird Control Doesn't Have To Be A Hassle In Western Massachusetts

It's fun to watch wildlife sometimes. You see a deer in your backyard, a rabbit hopping through your garden, or a pair of squirrels chasing each other up and down a tree, and before you start worrying about the problems these animals can cause around your property, you take a moment to watch them in amusement. The same is true for birds. Many people enjoy watching birds, and in most cases, this hobby is a great way to pass the time.

Most birds are not a problem for Western Massachusetts homeowners. They come and go, build nests in trees, and are fun to identify as they fly by. However, there are some birds that should be less welcome on your property. Pigeons, house sparrows, and geese are three of the most common nuisance birds in our area. If you end up with these birds on your property, they may not want to leave. Bird control in Western Massachusetts is essential if birds begin to nest in or on your house. American Pest Solutions offers hassle-free bird control services to Western Massachusetts property owners.

The Role Bird Control Plays In Your Home's Perceived Value

Buying a home is the biggest investment most people make in their lifetimes. A lot of thought and care goes into making such a big decision, and after the sale is finalized, a lot of work goes into making sure your home not only retains its value but also increases in value.

When you've been on the home buying journey, you quickly begin to understand just how important a house's appearance is to its perceived value. You may have made a list of homes on the market and then drove by those properties before scheduling a showing to see if you were still interested. If the exterior of the house did not meet your expectations, that house was likely crossed off your list before it even stood a chance.

While you may not consider bird control to be a big part of retaining, or even increasing, your home's value, when you stop to think about it, it makes perfect sense. If a potential buyer drives by a home that's for sale and sees a flock of birds roosting in the eaves or bird droppings covering the siding, they will immediately have a bad impression of the home. If those things are not present when they drive by and they decide to schedule a showing, it's still possible for birds to ruin the chance at a sale. If birds have damaged the home in any way or begin swooping down from their nesting site when people try to walk around the property, people may43 decide they're not interested.

Whether you are planning to sell your home or not, residential bird control will help you protect your house from the damage that birds can cause. This will help maintain your home's value.

Health Concerns: How Bird Prevention Enhances Your General Well-Being

Many people enjoy watching birds. Some even set up bird feeders in their backyard so that they can see a variety of beautiful birds up close and personal each day. However, most of the birds that visit bird feeders choose to live in other locations that aren't a problem for homeowners. It's when nuisance birds show up and stick around that problems can begin to occur.

One of the biggest problems with pest birds in Western Massachusetts is the health concerns they bring with them everywhere they go. As you are aware, wherever there are birds, there are bird droppings. Bird droppings can make an unsightly mess. If you've ever parked under a tree where dozens of birds roosted, you know all too well the mess they can make. Bird droppings are highly acidic. They are so acidic that they can eat away at car paint and even corrode metal over time. 

Bird droppings are also filled with contaminants. If you come into contact with contaminated bird droppings, you could contract a variety of harmful diseases. Salmonellosis, toxoplasmosis, and histoplasmosis are all diseases that can be spread through bird droppings. While most diseases spread by birds lead to symptoms that resolve in days or weeks, in some rare cases, these diseases can have serious, or even fatal, consequences.

Another health concern when it comes to bird droppings is the injuries they can cause. If birds are leaving droppings in areas where you walk, fresh droppings can be slippery. Not only do you not want to deal with a broken leg and all of the time, money, and frustration that goes with it, but you also don't want to have to explain that you broke your leg slipping in bird poop!

In addition to the health concerns caused by birds, there are also concerns related to the damage that birds cause. If nuisance birds roost on your roof or nest in your attic, you will end up having to repair parts of your house. Not only will they leave a mess in the areas where they spend time, but they'll also damage the areas where they spend time. Bird nests often cause water to back up in gutter systems, which can lead to flooding along your roofline and damaged shingles, eaves, or soffits.

Benefits Of Professional Bird Control Services: Tailored Solutions

Not all birds are going to be a problem around your Western Massachusetts property. The three most common nuisance birds in our area are pigeons, house sparrows, and geese. Pigeons and house sparrows are the two types of birds most likely to end up roosting and nesting in or on your house. Geese are birds that can easily take over your yard.

If you end up with any of these birds on your property, you may wonder if there is really any benefit to professional bird pest control in Western Massachusetts. Wouldn't it be just as easy to ignore the birds or try to make them go away on your own? In reality, ignoring a bird problem will only allow it to grow worse. Trying to take care of a bird problem on your own can be dangerous if you don't have the equipment, knowledge, or skills needed to properly remove and prevent birds around your house.

The benefits of professional bird control are many. First, you know you're getting the help of people who are specially trained in bird control. At American Pest Solutions, we've been providing reliable pest control services since 1913. Our local, family-owned business has over 100 years of experience taking care of nuisance birds for Western Massachusetts properties.

Another benefit of professional bird control from American Pest Solutions is that you know you'll receive services that are tailored to your unique situation. The way that geese need to be taken care of is different from the way a sparrow infestation should be handled. We are skilled in identifying your specific bird control needs and developing a treatment plan that meets those needs.

When you get professional bird control, you'll receive skilled service from knowledgeable experts. We have the experience and the equipment necessary to do the job with excellence. Our bird control services are both effective and humane.

Proactive Measures: Preventing Pest Bird Infestations

No one wants birds moving onto their property or into their home. Whether you've already discovered birds creating nests on your house or want to make sure they never do, you can enact proactive bird control methods that will prevent pest bird infestations both now and in the future. Some preventative measures can be done on your own, and some may require the help of professionals. Start with these preventative bird control tips:

  • Remove outdoor food sources. Even if you really enjoy bird watching at your backyard bird feeder, if you're serious about keeping pest birds away, you need to get rid of the bird seed. You'll also want to remove outdoor pet dishes and keep garbage bins tightly closed.
  • Remove outdoor water sources. Dripping faucets, clogged gutters, and areas of standing water can be an invitation to pest birds that they should stick around for a while. By removing excess water, you can deter birds from hanging around on your property.
  • Seal entry points into your house. Any open vents, torn window screens, or small holes can invite birds into your home. While you should seal any openings that you find, be especially mindful of areas on the upper levels of your home, especially around your roof.
  • Make sure you don't have areas along your roofline with flat, open space. These areas attract birds that want to build nests.

Once you've done what you can to prevent birds, if you find yourself still dealing with bird-related issues, you may need to enact stronger bird-deterring measures. American Pest Solutions provides installation of bird spikes, structural netting, visual and physical deterrents, and other humane preventative bird pest control solutions to keep pest birds off your property. For high-quality, experienced bird control in Western Massachusetts, contact American Pest Solutions today.

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