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Some birds are absolutely beautiful and entertaining to watch in their natural habitat. However, pest birds can be a nightmare for home and business owners. They can disrupt trash cans and dumpsters, leaving an unsightly mess on driveways, yards, and walkways. They leave their droppings everywhere, which can cause a slipping hazard and spread illnesses such as salmonella, meningitis, and toxoplasmosis. Birds are also known to damage buildings and equipment. They cause costly cleanup and repairs, as well as making properties extremely unattractive.

The most common pest birds in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland are pigeons, house sparrows, and woodpeckers.

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What Are Pest Birds and What Damage Can They Cause?

Pigeons are unclean birds that not only spread disease but can also carry mites, lice, and fleas. A large infestation of pigeons can cause a heavy wet accumulation of droppings on rooftops that can cause damage to wood and metal. In NJ, PA, MD, and DE pigeons can be a problem all year long.

House sparrows are common around people who provide them with a plentiful food source. They can cause a variety of illnesses and damage homes and businesses when they invade in large numbers throughout the year.

Woodpeckers don’t only peck on trees to attract mates, find insects, and make nests. They will find whatever wood they can find that offers them what they need, including homes, barns, outbuildings, vacation homes, and businesses. They are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and will need to be dealt with very carefully if they become a problem.

Preventing birds can help reduce the risk of some bird problems. The most important tip is to avoid any discarded or dropped food as well as open garbage on your property. You should keep all of your rain gutters clean and in good repair. If you are thinking about DIY pest bird deterrents, many of them can be messy, complicated, dangerous, and costly, not to mention mostly ineffective.

Your best bet is to contact the professionals at Viking Pest Control to assist you with your pest bird invasions. Our state-certified, experienced specialists are here to help with deterrents and exclusion methods. We can also provide monthly inspections and consultations to keep your home or business free from pest birds in the future. A partnership with Viking Pest Control offers you the assurance that you won’t have to worry about the risk of disease or the costly damage these pest birds can cause. Contact one of our friendly representatives to find out more about how we can help.

Call Viking at 800-618-2847 to learn more about pest bird control and extermination services, or get a fast, free quote online today!

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