September is a prime month for many bird species to begin to migrate into warmer climates. That means homeowners and business owners need to focus on prevention to avoid infestation of pest birds.
- Check the vent covers for your attic and make sure that windows are closed, and the screens are in good repair. Also take the time to check your siding for lose boards or gaps. Squirrels and rodents will enlarge a small hole to gain access and birds will take advantage of that space too.
- Eaves and overhangs – Pigeons and other generalist will happily build nests under your eaves or overhangs. This can cause a mess, attract other types of pests, and potentially even damage your home or building. Make sure that eaves are screened and that overhangs are not less hospitable for birds to build their nests.
- Check outbuildings for damage or lose fitting doors, windows or open vents. These are prime nesting locations for some bird species.
- Make sure to have your chimney cleaned and that the ember screen is in good repair and of a small enough micro to keep out birds.
These four chores can help to reduce the impact that migratory pest birds have on homeowners. If you already have a pest bird problem, just give us a call. We have the tools and experience to handle pest control issues including those from birds.
We offer home inspections so that you can see which parts of your home are likely to attract birds. Species such as blackbirds can be very aggressive when defending their nest. Pigeons, doves, and others will build nests around your home or yard. It is okay to feed the birds, but make sure that in so doing you are not inviting them to move in with you.
Do you need pest control? Don't wait. Call Robert's Pest Control now at (512) 444-0132.