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Problems Pigeons and Starlings Bring With Them

March 15, 2019


close up image on a pigeon on an outdoor porch railing
Some birds, like robins, are a harbinger of spring. We know they aren’t around in the winter, so when we start to see them again, we know the warm days of spring and summer are ahead. Other birds, like pigeons and starlings, remain in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky year-round and they bring a lot of problems with them.

The Problems Pigeons and Starlings Cause

We may think of pigeons simply as nuisance birds, walking around on the sidewalks and making pests of themselves in local parks. However, both they and starlings can actually cause serious problems.
  • They Damage the Buildings They Live On or Near. From clogging up gutters with their nests, which can lead to water damage, to damaging the eaves where they choose to reside, birds can cause a lot of damage to a home or business. Their droppings also leave an unsightly mess that is difficult to clean up.
  • They Spread Disease and Attract Other Pests. Bird droppings are not just messy; they can also spread diseases. Not only that, pigeon and starling droppings will also attract flies and cockroaches, leaving you with not just a bird problem, but an insect problem as well.
  • They Carry Parasites. Parasites can be found in bird droppings, but that’s not all. Parasites, such as fleas and ticks, can take up residence on nuisance birds. Once these pests have been introduced to your property, it’s only a matter of time before they become a problem for you, your family, your employees, or your customers.

How to Prevent the Problems That Pigeons and Starlings Cause

If you have pigeons or starlings on your property, the best thing you can do for the safety of the people around you, as well as for the good of your building, is to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
 
Action Pest Control makes this possible through our bird control services. We offer a number of options based on your specific bird control needs. These options include exclusion installments on your buildings or structural modifications (if necessary), nest and roost removal and decontamination, and flock dispersion.
 
When you see pigeons or starlings making themselves comfortable near your home or business, don’t wait until they settle in and cause problems to do something about them. Give Action Pest Control a call to prevent and remove these problem birds. We’re here to help.



 

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