Birds

Birds

Birds become a problem when they decide to roost or nest in areas of a residence or business where they are unwanted. Birds, droppings and their nesting materials can carry over 60 transmittable diseases and ectoparasites that can be transmitted to other animals and humans. The longer a bird population is left to nest uninvited on your property; the more difficult it becomes to get rid of them. Proactive approaches are best when it comes to dealing with pest birds, as they will save time and unnecessary costs in the long run.

Bird infestations can also bring with them a range of other uninvited pests such as fleas and flies, but most commonly bird mites.

Dawson’s Bird Control and Management Solutions

On a daily basis, there are 4 main species of pest bird that we deal with – Indian Mynas, Sparrows, Pigeons & Starlings.

We can also provide solutions for all other pest bird species such as seagulls, contact us on 03 9222 2266 to discuss your bird requirements.

Bird control and management solutions we commonly use are:

  • Bird Spikes
  • Bird Netting
  • Bird Removal
  • Bird Trapping
  • Bird Control Agents
  • Bird Wire
  • Bird Deterrents
  • Shooting
  • Bird Slopes
  • Bird Tracks
  • Bird Proofing

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Reasons Why Bird Management and Bird Control in Melbourne Is Important

  • Birds, droppings and their nesting materials can carry over 60 types of transmittable diseases and ectoparasites that can be passed on to other animals and humans.
  • Bird droppings have highly acidic properties that can corrode and stain a building’s structural materials.
  • Birds and their droppings can cause contamination to food production and valuable inventory when found nesting in warehouses.
  • Regularly cleaning up bird droppings can cost Australian businesses thousands each year.
  • Droppings and nesting materials can clog drains and gutters and create a fire risk near lighting fixtures.
  • Bird droppings can also be a slip and fall hazard when not cleaned up quickly, which on your business premise could become a costly liability.

It’s important for these reasons that appropriate bird pest control and management solutions are quickly established to avoid further costs and exposure to health risks. Remember: Proactive action is best because the longer the pest birds are left to nest, the more difficult they are to get rid of.

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Indian Mynas

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Pigeons

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Sparrows

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Starlings

Negative Impacts of Bird Populations

  • Exposure to Health Risks

Birds, droppings and their nesting materials can carry over 60 types of transmittable diseases and ectoparasites that can be passed on to other animals, including humans. These diseases and ectoparasites pose a serious threat to your health if you are exposed to them. Many of the diseases are airborne and can easily be transferred via bird droppings.

  • Bird Mites

Bird mites are a tiny mite, hardly visible to the naked eye however it is extremely mobile. They appear semi-transparent, making them hard to detect when on the skin until the blood is ingested and digested and they appear as a red or dark colour.

They typically come into contact with humans when birds gain access to roof cavities in homes and businesses and begin constructing their nests. Typically occurring in early springtime and the summer months. However, some bird mite infestations also transpire from birds that are found roosting on outdoor awnings or window ledges of buildings. The mites feed on both young and adult birds, and the copious amounts of nesting materials give the mites an ideal environment to thrive in. Despite having a short life cycle, bird mites can generate big populations at a rapid pace.

When the birds move on from the nest or die, up to tens of thousands of mites can be left behind without a suitable host, and they will disperse from the nesting area into the dwelling in the search for new hosts. Rooms closest to the entry point of the mites are usually the most impacted.

Without blood to feed on from a bird host, most mites will die within 3 weeks.

They will bite any humans they find but cannot survive on a human. Bird mites do not have a preference for particular body parts/areas and don’t live under the skin, nor can an infestation be sustained on a human. Occupants of a home infested by bird mites will experience significant discomfort and can sometimes feel the sensation of the mites crawling on their skin.

An infestation of bird mites will persist until bird control has been completed and the bird-related source has been removed and dealt with.

  • Inventory Damage

Bird droppings can cause damage to products and contamination of production lines. Birds are sometimes found perching or nesting on purlins and rafters in warehouses & storage facilities. The presence of bird droppings in warehouses & storage facilities may affect your food safety audits.

  • Unsightly

As well as carrying diseases, droppings and bird nests are generally unsightly and provide a poor image to potential customers and clients who see them. Preventative bird pest control measures such as spikes, slopes and deterrents can work well in these situations.

  • Cleanup Costs

Cleaning up bird dropping daily or weekly can be costly to a business, as well as expose their employees to the diseases the droppings carry. Rather than spending thousands of dollars cleaning up bird droppings and risking employee health, businesses could save time and money by installing preventative bird control products.

  • Damage to  Equipment and Property

The highly acidic, corrosive nature of bird droppings can potentially render equipment or machinery inoperable, as well as corrode and stain building materials. To prevent the requirement for constant cleaning and operator exposure address the problem before it becomes an issue by using bird management solutions.

  • Food Safety

The discovery of bird droppings in restaurants, food manufacturing, packaging, storage facilities or other similar operations can also affect your HACCP and Food Safety auditing. It can also heavily affect your reputation if products soiled by droppings are sent out.

  • Costly Liability

Bird droppings can be slippery creating fall hazard when not cleaned up quickly, which on your business premise could become a costly liability if someone chooses to sue.

  • Blocked Gutters and Drains

Bird droppings and nesting materials can block drains and clog gutters. This can create a fire risk near lighting fixtures, as well as creating the potential for flooding issues for roofs. These can be costly to fix, so it’s best to put preventative measures in place to deter birds, rather than act reactively to the damage they cause.

Contact us now on (03) 9222 2266 or Request a Call Back to discuss a range of Bird Control Management solutions suitable to protect your home or business.

Why Choose Dawson’s Australia

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Your home is your most important asset – keep it protected! With over 60 years of experience in the industry, you’re in safe hands with Dawson’s Australia.

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All treatments are carried out by professional, licensed pest services technicians. We always adhere to Australian standards and use only the highest quality products to ensure your pest problem is treated thoroughly.

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Our professional pest technicians are trained not only to treat the pest problem but also to look at the root cause. They will take the time to understand your concerns and provide feedback and recommendations on how to minimise pests in and around the property.

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All of our professionally trained and experienced technicians take the utmost care when carrying out treatment at your home or business and will work with your family to accommodate any needs.

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