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Why Pest Birds Can Be Dangerous and Aggressive Toward Humans

May 31, 2019


a vibrant white goose squawking his orange beak at an illinois resident

Ornithophobia is the fear of birds. If you know someone who suffers from this phobia you might find it funny. But there might be some validity to this fear. Some pest birds can be dangerous, some are also aggressive toward humans. Birds such as ducks, geese, starlings, and the like can pose problems to people. They can transmit diseases and sometimes have aggressive behavior. If you have a problem with pest birds around your Illinois or Indiana property, your best means of defense is through professional bird control.

Dangers that Pest Birds Pose

If pest birds take up residence on your property, they can bring a host of issues with them. Geese leave large amounts of waste behind, upwards of three pounds per day, per goose! You can imagine how having a flock on your property can cause a mess rather quickly. Geese droppings can carry bacteria and be slippery. Geese can also become very aggressive when protecting their nests. Ducks are also an issue as they trample through your vegetation, destroy your landscaping looking for bugs to eat, and leave their droppings behind. Their droppings can carry parasites that can make you sick. Starlings are a bit different in that they travel in flocks of thousands. They can destroy crops and rid you of your garden, fruit trees, bushes, and all vegetation on your property in just a few days. They are detrimental to the livelihood of farmers.

How Pest Birds are Harmful to Humans

A flock of pest birds on your property can quickly destroy your lawn, your garden, contaminate nearby ponds or streams, and make you sick with viral infections and respiratory illnesses. In addition, they can cause damage to your home if they create nesting sites or roost in your eaves, trees, chimney, or other structures around your home. They can also attract other pests and predators which can generate a whole host of additional issues. All and all, there is nothing beneficial about having a flock of pest birds settle on your property.

Why Professional Bird Control Keeps You Protected and Mitigates Risk

At Action Pest Control, we have over 30 years of experience in bird control and bird removal. Our techniques vary based on your pest bird type and problem but may include flock dispersion, exclusion installations, nest and roosting site removal and decontamination, as well as structural modifications to help keep birds away. Call Action for pest bird problems before your family gets sick or your property gets destroyed. At Action Pest Control, we are experts on bird control in Illinois and are ready to help you get rid pest birds and keep them from returning.




 

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