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Signs Birds are Roosting on Your Property

Wildlife removal is an important part of keeping your Toronto residence clean and healthy. Knowledge of nesting habits can help homeowners know when to contact assistance. Bird control can be a difficult task, so knowing a few things about their habits can help prevent a problem.

Apparent Nesting: Most birds prefer the safety of abandoned buildings. Others seek refuge on the high tops of human homes. These nests are typically constructed from nearby twigs, leaves, and broken branches. In urban areas, pigeons commonly utilize man-made debris in their nests. Look for saucer-shaped constructions near overhangs and possible perches. Homeowners should also check roof installations for evidence of fresh roosts. Examine chimney bottoms and reservoirs for fallen nesting materials.

Infectious Feces: Long-term nesting often attracts additional birds. Pigeons in particular are prone to group nesting. Excessive droppings on and around your property are likely signs of a roosting above. Bird droppings provide a quick base for festering legions of bacteria. Feces-grown fungus can cause symptoms of fatigue, fever, and compromised immune systems in humans. Some birds carry infectious diseases that transfer from bird to human through contact with droppings. Homeowners are advised to avoid direct contact with birds or their feces. Rely on a professional for sanitary removal of these bird stains.

Professional Solutions: Bird exclusion teams use specialized equipment to safely remove a flying nuisance from your home. Our practiced experts can also spot and stop probable nesting areas before birds take roost. Netting is installed near beams and overhangs to prevent fowl invaders. Pigeon spikes can be used to discourage new nests at the edge of your roof. Bird slides replace available edges with smooth slopes. These installations make it impossible for birds build nests in these areas.

Popular Hang-Outs for Birds In Your House or Building

Has your home or business been overrun with birds as of late? If so, then you may be disheartened to hear learn that this is a problem that only gets worse with inaction. In this article, read about architectural features that birds find particularly attractive and what can be done to reduce that appeal and get rid of avian intruders.

Tops of Flat Buildings
Pigeons are particularly fond of flat roof spaces, often seeking out the highest buildings in neighborhoods on which to build their nests. Because mass nesting is common among pigeons, and these widely reviled birds have the ability to construct nests overnight, the sudden discovery of a dozen or more pigeons on your property is not uncommon. Chimney pots and flat overhangs or ledges are nesting spots of choice, and anti-roosting measures, such as surface modification, should be taken by homeowners who want to avoid having their property overrun with pigeons.

Building Eaves
When swallows make their return migration to Ontario in the late spring, they are on the lookout for textured surfaces to which they can attach their familiar mud nests. If the swallows have made a home out of your home, then you should have them professionally and humanely removed. To prevent them from roosting on your property, a professional bird exclusion team can make the eaves of your Toronto home undesirable to the swallow and other passerine birds.

Front Porches
Front porches are another favorite for swallows looking to build mud nests. Rubber snakes and plastic owls can be affixed to your porch light or elsewhere, but the most effective front porch bird-proofing is done by professionals.

Light Fixtures
The tops of light fixtures, especially if they are flat, provide a variety of bird types with an ideal nesting location. Bird spikes, decorative sconces, and shiny reflective devices can deter most birds from laying and raising their young on top of your home’s exterior light fixtures.