How To Keep Problematic Birds Away From Your San Mateo Property

Resting pigeon

Birds can create many problems for your San Mateo property. They spread disease and parasites, defecate on your property, damage gardening, make a mess by getting into trash, and can damage the structure as well. Due to the severe damage birds can cause to your property, bird control keeping them away and off your property is an integral part of San Mateo pest control.

Types Of Pest Birds That Plague San Mateo Properties

Pigeons and finches are the primary types of pest birds that plague the San Mateo properties. These birds spread diseases such as salmonella, histoplasmosis, and cryptococcosis, all of which can make us sick. In addition to disease, mites, fleas, and ticks often hitch a ride on a common garden-variety bird in San Mateo, further infecting the property with disease-ridden insects.

Birds also tend to damage our property. Their acidic feces accumulate on roofs, degrading the material over time. Also, plants, crops, and produce are often spoiled due to bird infestations.

The Many Problems Roosting Birds Can Create On Your Property

Roosting birds by their very nature flock together, often forming expansive roosts in metropolitan areas between fall and spring. While that in and of itself doesn’t damage the property, the result of these large flocks certainly can leave a lasting, negative impact on your property.

Roosting put stress on nesting areas, such as roofs and eaves. The sheer weight of hundreds or more birds for hours and days at a time can cause structural damage to the areas that the birds have co-opted.

Nests, an integral part of the roosting birds’ repertoire, often clog gutters. These stoppages cause leaks and overflow in the gutter. When this occurs, water tends to fall along the structure and pool around the foundation, causing damage to the building’s facade and possible flooding.

As if the troubles that birds cause outside weren’t enough of a reason to rid your property of them, they also have a tendency, when available, to get into the home and other buildings via the roofline and chimneys. Once inside, all of the problems they cause outside are brought inside, increasing the rates of both disease and property damage dramatically.

Why Birds Are Attracted To Some Properties More Than Others

There are a few key reasons why birds may be particularly attracted to your property. 

  • Indoor lights
  • Foraging for food
  • Warmth
  • Finding nesting areas

Reducing any of the above may dissuade birds from inhabiting your land, and help you avoid the pitfalls of such occupation. 

The Safe And Effective Bird Control Solution For Your Property

Birds are in constant search of food and shelter. Roosting birds have a particular propensity to gather in flocks and build nests. In order to safely and effectively control the bird population on your property, you should make your property less hospitable for them with the following bird control methods:

  • Cover your garbage cans with tight-fitting lids.
  • Construct a barricade around gardens with nets.
  • If you have bird feeders or other sources of food on your property, remove them. 
  • Utilize bird spikes, rods, and fake owls to deter the birds.

For the best bird control service, contact the professionals at Pacific Pest Management. We will assess the situation, implement deterrents to fix the bird infestation, and monitor your property going forward for a complete pest control solution for San Mateo.