the north face flight series How To Get Rid Of Birds In The Attic
While any infestation should be dealt with, birds can pose a significant nuisance as they can contaminate your attic not only with noise but bacteria and parasites as well. Nesting birds in your attic can even cause damage to your property as they scavenge for items to build a nest. The damage done by woodpeckers can be considerable. Pigeons, starlings and sparrows will use existing openings to gain entry while woodpeckers will create their own opening through wood. Pigeons can also be a nuisance nesting or roosting on the roof. They will nest in protected areas where roof pitches meet or where one roof overhangs another. Building by the water can also have gulls nesting on their roofs. Gulls are protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act. This means that a federal permit is required to remove nests and eggs. While professional pest control experts know how to get rid of birds in the attic, you may not have as much success. Usually birds must be evicted from the attic and all of their entry points sealed. Obviously,
prevention is one of the best strategies. Any breaks or holes in your soffit, eaves, and duct work can provide an entry point for nuisance birds. By securing the perimeter of your attic with plywood or wire mesh, you can avoid the problem of birds in your attic. There are ultrasonic devices,
strobe lights and noise makers. The cheapest and most effective method however is to go into the attic and chase them out yourself. Remember to seal up their entry points or they will return as soon as you leave. Bird droppings can be unsightly and birds wake up early in the morning and can disturb sleep. A professional can assess your particular situation and recommend the best solution.