Last updated 4 days ago
Birds are a common sight on Phoenix homes and businesses, and unfortunately, so are their droppings. Allowing birds to roost in hard-to-reach places can compromise the appearance of your property, and once they settle in it’s a never-ending battle to keep them away. Fortunately, we here at Burns Bird Control have variety of solutions to keep birds at bay and maintain your property’s façade. Learn more about your bird control options below:
Stainless steel bird spikes discourage birds from nesting on ledges and flat or curved surfaces. Spikes can be applied to virtually any type of surface, including metal, stucco, wood, and more. Stainless steel does not tarnish and the spikes can last for decades with care.
Some areas such as parking garages, warehouses, elevator shafts, stairwells, or other open-beamed ceilings may have a lot of areas for birds to nest, making it impractical to install bird spikes in every problem area. In this case, a bird net can quickly and cost-effectively discourage birds from landing with virtually no change to your property’s appearance. The material is specially designed to resist corrosion and can last for years.
Electric tracks deliver a small shock to discourage birds from landing on ledges. The shock does not harm them, but is intended to condition birds to avoid the ledge entirely. Electric tracks can be discretely installed and easily disabled.
Although sound devices cover a large area, many are targeted towards specific species and some birds may acclimate to them once they realize they are in no danger. They may also be impractical solutions in populated areas. Visual deterrents are a cost-effective one-time investment, but some may have to be moved frequently in order to stay effective.
To request an estimate about your bird control options, contact Burns Bird Control at (602) 910-6834 today. We’ve been serving the Phoenix or Tucson areas since 1983, and we take pride in our reputation as one of the best names in bird control.
Last updated 11 days ago
If you get bird droppings on your car, it is important to remove them as soon as possible to prevent damage to your clear coat. Luckily, with a little bit of seltzer water you can save your car's paint if you act quickly enough.
Seal an unsalted bottle of seltzer water with your finger, shake it gently, and pour in onto the bird droppings. Once you have given it a moment to work on the bird droppings, wipe them with a clean cloth to remove them. Avoid scrubbing your car to remove the droppings, especially if the car is dry, as this can damage the paint.
Even though bird droppings can be removed from you car, it's best to prevent them from happening with bird control services from Burns Pest Elimination. Give us a call at (602) 910-6834 so that we can meet all of your commercial and residential bird control needs.
Last updated 18 days ago
Here at Burns Bird Control, we know how discouraging it can be to see unwanted visitors return to your yard despite your best efforts to keep them away. To learn how our professional services can help you prevent birds from pestering you, take a look at the links below.
Did you know that pigeon droppings contain dangerous fungus like Cryptococcus neoformans? To learn more about the dangers of bird feces, check out this Illinois Department of Public Health article.
One of the most serious diseases that bird droppings can transmit to a human is parrot fever or psittacosis. Read all about it with help from the New York State Department of Health.
We can also help you prevent various parasites from calling your property home, such as bed bugs and chicken mites. To find out how damaging these parasites can be and why it’s in your best interest to keep them at bay, take a look at this piece from Medical News Today.
Are you interested in learning more about the pigeons terrorizing your yard? You can head over to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to read more about the common rock pigeon.
There is no better resource than the CDC to let you know what type of health concerns a pigeon infestation can bring about. You can learn more about the need to control the population around your property in this informative article from the experts.
Rid your property of birds to protect your property from damaging droppings and potential diseases. You can speak with one of our bird-proofing professionals about the methods we use to make your property a bird-free zone by calling (602) 910-6834.
Last updated 22 days ago
If you have never worked with a professional bird control company before, then you may be unsure of how the process of bird-proofing your home or business will be conducted. From spikes to bird netting, there are plenty of deterrents that you can install in order to effectively keep pigeons and sparrows away from your property. Here is what you need to know about bird control:
Diseases That Birds Can Carry
If you’re on the fence about eliminating an unwanted bird species from your home and yard, then be sure to consider just how harmful they may be to the health of your family and your pets. Pigeons, sparrows, and starlings are carriers of a variety of unpleasant diseases including West Nile Virus, salmonella, cryptococcosis, and hiptoplasmosis. These diseases can be spread from bird to human through the breathing in of toxic spores in or around bird droppings.
Methods for Bird-Proofing
There are a variety of methods for keeping birds from claiming your roof or fence as their own. As previously noted, bird spiking is one of the most common deterrents. They are placed along flat or curved surfaces and prevent birds from landing or roosting. Other options include installing repellents or nest removal, which can both be conducted by your professional Phoenix pigeon removal company.
Type of Damage the Birds May Cause
As soon as you notice several or many birds growing comfortable in different areas around your property, it is imperative to call your Phoenix bird control team immediately. Over time, bird droppings can cause permanent damage such as external and internal structural decay, gutter contamination, and the destruction of equipment. Furthermore, these birds carry other pests like lice and ticks, which can cause further health problems to the humans and pets around your premises.
If you would like to know even more about bird control, then contact Burns Bird Control at (602) 910-6834. Our friendly staff will discuss the process of removing birds from your property and preventing them from returning in the future. With 30 years of service behind us, we’re the most trusted name in bird control in the Phoenix area.
Last updated 1 month ago
If you’re like most homeowners, then the presence of pesky pigeons in and around your front yard is an unwelcomed sight due to the mess that they can cause in such a short amount of time. What you may not know, however, is that bird droppings are more than just a nuisance and can serve as a considerable health hazard to your family and your pets. Here are a few of the biggest health concerns associating with pigeon droppings:
Although psittacosis is commonly referred to as “parrot fever” due to its prevalence in the parrot family, it is also seen in pigeons and turkeys. Birds infected with psittacosis leave behind droppings that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms in humans such as a fever, pneumonia, and -in the worst-case scenario-possible death. The best way to prevent serious illness caused by this disease is to eliminate pigeons from your property with help from your Phoenix bird control team.
Another common disease that afflicts the pigeon population and their droppings is cryptococcosis, which is caused by a fungus known as Cryptococcus neoformans. Two main forms of this disease can be transferred to humans through the seemingly harmless act of breathing in the vicinity of bird droppings. When hiring pigeon removal teams to eradicate these unwanted pests, ask them to clear away any fecal matter as well since old, dried out droppings still harbor the disease.
Like cryptoccosis, hiptoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus that can spread through the air and cause serious respiratory problems. According to several major health institutions in the United States, a small percentage of those infected with hiptoplasmosis can go on to develop ocular hiptoplasmosis syndrome, which leads to permanent blindness.
Here at Burns Bird Control, we can help you keep your Phoenix home free from droppings as well as the bothersome birds that cause them. Our nearly 30 years of experience makes us the most eligible provider of bird proofing services in the Valley of the Sun. To learn more about our methods for removing pigeons from your property, call (602) 910-6834.