Florida is home to one of the largest diversity of bird species in the country. Many of these birds are protected from harm by the law. Protected bird species are just as destructive as those that are not. Birds have a nasty habit of leaving their droppings everywhere and have the uncanny ability to know when you’ve just finished washing your car so they can leave you a little blessing on it.
Seriously though, birds can do a lot of damage to your home, especially around nesting time. They can build nests in outside exhaust fan vents, roof top dryer vents (this can even potentially even cause a fire. Woodpeckers are famous for causing thousands of dollars of damage to exterior architectural accents around houses by pecking holes in it and then by building their nest inside. Bird droppings can permanently stain and ruin your patio furniture. They even get back in behind hurricane shutters and their droppings many times will corrode the mechanicals of them.
Bottom line, certain types of birds have no business around your house. This where we come in. We have a whole arsenal of safe and non-lethal methods to get rid of these pesky critters. Since every bird problem is unique to that particular house, we will gladly come out and do a free inspection and evaluation of your problem and quote you on program that specifically tailored for your home.
Bird Diseases: Bird such as pigeons can carry a number of parasites and mites, but the most common disease associated with urban pigeon problems is histoplasmosis, a fungal disease that humans can get by breathing in the fungal spores that can grow on pigeon droppings. I commonly deal with birds/pigeons inside buildings and attics, and they often leave a great quantity of droppings, which can result in airborne health hazard. Other fungal diseases associated with pigeon droppings include Legionnaire’s Disease, Cryptococcosis and Psittacosis.