Bird Proofing is another specialist service that Johannesburg Pest Control offers with pride. Although birds may add to the ambiances of parks and public areas some carry diseases and cause extensive damage. On this page we will explain the need for Professional Bird Proofing.
You get Birds as in swallows, Eagles and Owls. Then you Get birds such as Starlings, Pigeons and Myna Birds. Some are beautiful and some cause havoc. Pest Birds are a plague to shop owners, home owners the environment etc. Many species of bird were introduces to South Africa on the pet trade. These were released into the wild and they either thrived or died off.
Feral Pigeons, European Starlings and Indian Myna should be subject to Bird Control and Bird Proofing.
Here is some handy information for the following species and why bird proofing measures should be applied as necessary.
- Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domestica) are the main Pest within South Africa. These birds are the most likely cause for aesthetic damage to buildings and roofs. Their droppings are corrosive and damage paint leaving marks. In many instanced Pigeons roost in roofs on the eves and defecate great amounts. This attracts insects, disease and in extreme instances ceilings may collapse from the excess weight.
- European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) These birds are the main cause for your early morning wake up call. They nest in roofs and leave all sorts of lice and mites behind after their last clutch of chicks have left the nest. The European Strarlings, otherwise known as the Common Starlings are an invasive species that are found world wide.
- Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) also a relative of the European Starling. These are the most invasive species world wide. Only 3 birds make the top 100 list and these are in 2nd place. These Myna’s are omnivorous and also nest in roof voids carrying lice.
Bird Proofing carried out by industry professionals.
If you reside within greater Johannesburg and suspect you have a problem with an invasive species such as Wasps or Bird problems and need a quotation for Bird Proofing. Call us right away for a free no obligation quotation. Any Pest Control related service, weather its Bird Control, Termite Control, Insect Control or Rodent Control. Johannesburg Pest Control has the answer.