Birds in Australia
There are around 900 recorded bird species in Australia, as of 2014. Birds are a regular feature of the environment no matter where you live, whether in the city or the country. Although many species of bird are not an annoyance and are quite welcome in our homes and gardens, large numbers of certain species of birds can cause a large amount of inconvenience and can potentially represent a health risk. New South Wales in particular has a number of irritating pest species, from sparrows and starlings to the common myna bird. If you are looking for bird control, Sydney, or bird removal, Sydney, then we at Nationwide Pest Control are ready and able to help!
Characteristics of birds
Birds are not difficult to identify with their feathered bodies, wings and their propensity for building nests. However, in urban environments such as Sydney and surrounds, the most inconvenient birds are the small birds that can take up residence in the somewhat limited habitats in such areas.
Birds of all species tend to set up nests in trees, bushes and rooves, as well as occasionally building nests in small corners, such as in gutters, attics and garage supports.
Their preferred diets vary, but birds will feed on seeds, fruits and small insects.
Possible health risks and inconveniences of birds
The main issue faced by urban householders from birds of any species is their droppings. Bird droppings are extremely acidic, and have been known to cause damage to metal surfaces, strip paint from walls and damage wooden structures.
If birds are present around your home in large numbers, this means a large number of droppings and higher levels of damage to your property. This can be expensive to repair, and as long as the birds remain repairs will still have to be completed regularly.
Furthermore, bird droppings leave a foul odour, leaving your house smelling terrible, which is unpleasant for your family or any potential guests. In large quantities, bird droppings can contaminate your environment through transmission through the air, potentially resulting in food poisoning and lung infections. Bird nests can also provide a home for various unsavoury parasites.
Pest birds such as the common myna, sparrow and the European blackbird will ravage fruits and crops, so any fruit trees or vegetable gardens could be destroyed, denying you the literal fruits of your labour. In the case of the common starling, which tends to nest in urban areas, there is also a risk of a loud cacophony of bird calls throughout various times of the day and night, disturbing your household.
Signs of infestation
Large amounts of bird nests and droppings are clear signs of a large number of birds in and around the home, as well as simply spotting them.
Need expert help with birds?
To prevent bird-related problems from occurring over and over again, preventative and restrictive measures need to put in place to protect your home and family. For bird control, Sydney, or bird removal, Sydney, that will ensure that your bird problems are dealt with swiftly and surely, call Nationwide Pest Control on 1300 149 549 or contact us via our website.