Monday, 25 November 2019 13:09

Bird Control Basics – How to Stop Attracting Pest Birds

Bird control for the home and business is much more than just keeping some stray pigeons from landing on the window ledge or treating the roof as the local hangout. The birds themselves are not just random visitors taking a break from flying around all day. They are actually regular visitors or looking for a decent place to roost. Birds are by nature habitual in their behaviour so once you have some birds that have decided that this is their spot, it is difficult to convince them to move on to find some other lodgings.

When you have a pest birds on your property the problems start piling up - faeces, for example. The bird faeces are not only unsightly but also mildly corrosive. The faeces can eat into waterproofing on roofs such as tar-based surfaces and will ultimately shorten the expected life span of building structures. Left unchecked the faeces builds up and can compound any damage caused to the building. There have been reports of roofs, already heavy with bird faeces, collapsing after heavy rainfalls (the bird poo absorbed the water and got really heavy).
Once the birds are inside the roof the potential problems increase. Notwithstanding the damage caused to the roof, ventilator and other forced entry points, the resulting build-up of faeces and nesting materials are a fire and health hazard. Once again ceilings have been known to collapse from a sustained bird infestation problem.

Bird Control is an active process requiring constant attention unless you use Eagle Eye Bird Control products.
Eagle Eye Bird Control manufacture and sell a range of bird control products that are low maintenance and eco-friendly. But in order to increase their effectiveness a bit of housekeeping needs to be done.

Active bird control prevention tips

Remove or secure any food and water sources
Easy access to water and food makes your building a pest bird target. So keep the rubbish under wraps and make sure gutters allow water to drain.
Assess the building to determine whether there is easy access to suitable roosting. Ledges and any easy to access undercover areas that offer some weather protection will be 

Bird proof the building
Look for access points such as cracks in tiles, open loft windows, ventilation systems and structural damage that will allow birds to get into the roof. Once a bird is inside the building the bird faeces can wreak havoc on manufacturing and food processing plants.

Install bird control products
Bird spikes – keep the birds from landing on the ledges and eaves. This is usually the bird’s first access to the building to look for suitable roosting spots so if you can keep them off then there is less chance of an infestation.
Eagle Eye Units – These units are designed to reflect light that irritates the birds and drives them away.
Sound System – install this in the attic or loft for getting rid of birds that have gained access to the inside of the building.
Bird Breezers – Similar to the Eagle Eye this creates a flash of reflected light that the birds perceive as a danger and so will move away. The slightest breeze will keep the Bird Breezers moving and they are perfect for urban neighbourhoods as the flash is less intense but still highly effective deployed against pest birds.

 

 

 

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