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What Dangers do Pest Birds Pose?

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Most people can agree that having unwanted birds create a nest and perch on your home or business is bothersome. However, what you might not know is that these birds can cause damage and even spread diseases. Read on to learn more about the dangers that pest birds pose. More importantly, contact your bird pest control experts immediately.

Property damage.

Pigeons and other pest birds are known for building their nests in high out-of-the-way locations such as over gutters, fireplace flues, vents and ledges. Their nests often cause blockages from essential pathways, causing air contamination, electrical hazards and water contamination.

What’s more, bird droppings are toxic since they can strip away paint, damage wooden varnish, and even compromise your roof’s structural integrity. Additionally, some birds may even chew at and deteriorate housing materials when making nests.


There are approximately 60 diseases and parasitic organisms that can be transmitted to humans and pets by birds. For example, histoplasmosis is common when people ingest air that has been infected with contaminated bird droppings. Handling or coming into accidental contact with infected bird droppings is another culprit for spreading disease, including avian flu.

Finally, birds are typical transmitters of ticks and mites, which can impact both people and pets. In fact, ticks alone can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and tularemia.

Vehicle damage.

Another issue that comes with a bird infestation is the potential for vehicle damage. Bird droppings are not only toxic, but they can eat away at the protective coating of vehicle paint. This, in turn, causes the paint to fade, wear and chip over time.

Contact a Bird Pest Exterminator

If you suspect a bird infestation at your business premises or at your home, a professional pest control company is your best bet. They will work with you to streamline a treatment and extermination plan suited to your needs.

With a Professional bird control and maintenance schedule, you will keep your bird problem at bay. Avon Pest Control has a team of exterminators who serve Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, and all of Metro Vancouver. Call us today at 604-805-0278 and get rid of birds in your property – residential or commercial!