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Bird Prevention Techniques

Oct 24

Birds cause damage to homes and businesses worth millions of dollars every year. But that's just one aspect of the problems that birds pose. Bird droppings, mite-infested nesting areas, and dead birds pose serious health risks in addition to property damage.

Environmental groups and health agencies recognize the serious health risks that pest birds pose to human health. Companies and homeowners who don't have effective bird-control solutions are taking unnecessary and potentially expensive risks.

It is the easiest way to protect your home and eliminate potential health risks.


The corrosive uric acids found in sparrow, starling and pigeon droppings can cause damage to building materials. It takes a short time for bird droppings to build up on siding, bricks, metal, stone, or other surfaces if they are roosting on your property. Bird feces can cause irreversible damage and costly repairs if left untreated.

Birded urbanites love warm nesting areas like attics, chimneys, and vents. Your home's fire safety and health are at risk from bird nests that have birds inside.


Pest birds can carry over 40 kinds of parasites, as well as 60 different infectious diseases. These diseases can spread easily from dried bird droppings to you, your family, and pets.

Inhalation risk increases when birds are exposed to nests or roosts that have been heavily contaminated by dangerous fungal spores. When dry bird feces become airborne and travels through open windows and air vents, humans are at greatest risk of infection.

Not only are nuisance birds’ carriers of disease but they can also be infested and bit by over 50 types of ectoparasites. These pests can be harmful to the health and well-being both of domestic and wild animals. Rest are nuisance or incidental insects.


Exclusion is the best method to deal with sparrows, starlings, and pigeons that are messy. A physical barrier to prevent birds nesting or roosting is a good option.

Our technicians design and implement custom bird control strategies to protect your home and property. Solid Avian Solutions bird specialists may use a variety of methods depending on the particular circumstances to keep birds away.

  • Galvanized steel screening is used to stop birds from getting into roof vents and walls. Starlings and sparrows can easily access unprotected vents. The proper airflow is ensured by screening venting structures in a home. This prevents birds nesting. Solid Avian Solutions screening will not rust or stain your home.
  • Wildlife Exclusion sealant - used to seal cracks and crevices. This prevents smaller birds from getting into attics or soffits. Sparrows love nesting areas that have large gaps between the stone exteriors and the soffit. Solid Avian Solutions Bird Control has worked closely to create a silicone-based sealant which keeps birds out and resists severe weather.
  • Bird Netting stops birds from nesting under awnings or overhangs. Starlings, sparrows, and pigeons will seek shelter under building overhangs. Professionally installed bird netting systems prevent access and can be placed in any architectural configuration. In a discrete manner, netting offers long-lasting protection against droppings.
  • Bird Spikes prevent birds from roosting at ledges or eavestroughs, beams or chimneys. Bird spikes are visible and easily remove roosting areas.
  • Bird Wire is a taut wire that's installed on any flat surface to stop birds landing. Flat surfaces are made unsuitable for birds by this product. Discreet design won't compromise architectural aesthetics.


It is not easy to reach the highest points of a house. Although SAS technicians have been trained in roof and ladder safety, homeowners are at risk of injuring their own bodies when trying to reach the nests or roosts where sparrows, starlings, or pigeons’ nest or roost. The birds will fly to other areas if the homeowner reaches the highest point of their home. Any DIY-er who is near the nest will be infected with the diseases that birds carry. Histoplasmosis and salmonellosis are the most common diseases that birds transmit to humans. Birds can also be infected by parasites called bird mites, which may bite humans if they disturb the nest.


Bird handling can be messy. It's best to contact a professional if you find bird droppings in your chimney, attic, or storage shed. They will be able to safely remove the droppings. Solid Avian Solutions recommends that you remove the birds and clean up after them. We can help you remove the birds from your business and clean up any mess they leave behind.


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