In the case of vineyards, squirrels can kill young vines by stripping the bark and damage older vines by burrowing through root systems.
They consume shoots and fruit and their gnawing to condition their teeth causes significant losses in drip irrigation lines and emitters. Their burrowing interferes with ditches and levee banks and can damage foundations of buildings.
You probably wouldn’t imagine birds causing property damage and bringing a host of health risks to your home. People enjoy listening to birdsong and watching birds, but the fact is that birds can bring serious problems.
The birds you are most likely to experience in your home are pigeons, seagulls, starlings, and house sparrows. Each differ in behavior and appearance and pose different hazards to your home.
Pigeons are perhaps the most common bird pests. Pigeon waste often dries and becomes dust that can be sucked into air vents. Inhalation of air contaminated by dust from pigeon droppings can be particularly harmful for those with respiratory sensitivities and immune deficiencies—particularly children and the elderly.
In general, birds roost on ledges and rooftops or alcoves. They build nests in just about any area large enough to perch in. Their nests can clog vents and gutters, pose a fire hazard near lights or electrical equipment, or dam water and cause potential flooding problems.
Our trained and licensed technicians specialize in environmentally responsible and effective pest control. We will treat you and your property with the respect and attention to safety and comfort you and your family deserve.
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