Bird Control For Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs
Home and business owners can rely on our team at Cannon Pest Management to provide comprehensive and customised bird control solutions for their property. Some methods of bird control and bird exclusion we use are:
- Bird Netting
- Bird Spikes
- Bird Trapping
- Bird Removal
- Bird Deterrents
- Bird Proofing
If you require a quote on any of these bird control solutions please contact us now.
Why bird control and bird management is important:
- Birds, bird droppings and nesting materials carry transmittable diseases and parasites.
- Bird droppings are highly acidic and can stain and corrode building materials.
- Birds can contaminate food production and stock when they nest in warehouses.
- Regular clean-up of bird droppings can cost businesses thousands of dollars every year.
- Bird nests can block guttering and drains.
The longer birds are allowed to nest or roost in an unwanted area; the harder it will be to get them to leave. It’s important to take a proactive approach when dealing with pest birds.
Bird infestations also encourage a range of other pests such as flies, fleas but the most common is bird mite.
Contact with humans usually occurs after birds gain entry to roof cavities via broken tiles or through unprotected eaves, of homes, factories, barns and other dwellings to construct their nests in early spring or summer. However, some infestations also occur from birds roosting on the outside of dwellings such as window ledges or awnings. The mites feed on the unfeathered nestlings, as well as the adult birds, and the large amount of nesting material used by the birds provide the mites with an ideal environment in which to thrive. The mites have a short life cycle (approximately 7 days) and can rapidly generate large populations.
When the young birds leave the nest, or die, many mites (often many tens of thousands) are left behind in the absence of a suitable host, and these will disperse from the nest into and throughout the dwelling searching for new hosts.
Examples of transmissible bird diseases associated with pigeons, starling and house sparrows:
Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that may be fatal. It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings.
Candidiasis is a yeast or fungus infection spread by pigeons. The disease affects the skin, the mouth, the respiratory system, the intestines and the urogenital tract, especially the vagina. It is a growing problem for women, causing itching, pain and discharge.
Cryptococcosis is caused by yeast found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings. The illness often begins as a pulmonary disease and may later affect the central nervous system. Since attics, cupolas, ledges, schools, offices, warehouses, mills, barns, park buildings, signs, etc. are typical roosting and nesting sites, the fungus is apt to found in these areas.
St. Louis Encephalitis, an inflammation of the nervous system, usually causes drowsiness, headache and fever. It may even result in paralysis, coma or death. St. Louis encephalitis occurs in all age groups, but is especially fatal to persons over age 60. The disease is spread by mosquitoes which have fed on infected house sparrow, pigeons and house finches carrying the Group B virus responsible for St. Louis encephalitis.
Salmonellosis often occurs as “food poisoning” and can be traced to pigeons, starlings and sparrows. The disease bacteria are found in bird droppings; dust from droppings can be sucked through ventilators and air conditioners, contaminating food and cooking surfaces in restaurants, homes and food processing plants.
What can we do to remove pest birds?
Cannon Pest Management are qualified to remove pest birds when they’re nesting in your home or building.
- We will remove the nesting material along with any birds that can be recovered from the nest.
- Once the we have removed the nest we will fumigate the area to kill bird mites
- When we have restored the roof we will proof the location to prevent any further bird entry
Bird Control in Bayswater, Blackburn, Burwood, Croydon, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Ringwood, Vermont, Wantirna and surrounding Melbourne suburbs
Drawing on our years of customer-focused experience, training, and knowledge the skilled experts at Cannon Pest Management are passionate about bringing lasting pest control Melbourne residents can rely on. Through our utilisation of innovative and effective techniques we can deliver superior bird control solutions to Bayswater, Blackburn, Burwood, Croydon, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Ringwood, Vermont, Wantirna and surrounding Melbourne residents. To find out more about how we can exclude pest-birds from your building feel free to contact us today!