Get Rid of Birdsí Nests

Published: 01st October 2010
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Despite the beauty of many types of birds, the nests they create can leave behind piles of excrement and other debris. As an Orlando exterminator and the owner of Critter and Pest Defense, Carl Shaw says that once a birdís nest has been discovered, the most obvious step for any homeowner to take is to try to get rid of it completely.

The debris caused by birdsí nests can be so thick that eventually, it can become difficult for the average homeowner to wash away without the help of a cleaning professional. So if some birds are creating nests in your trees and causing messes that pile up on your outdoor patios and porches, then the best thing to do is exclusion and complete removal of the nest.

In commercial structures under construction, birds will oftentimes build nests that have to be removed before the construction can continue. We are talking about birds that are pooping all over everything, so people need to have something done about this. They canít just go on living with bird poop everywhere.

Safety Hazard
Unwanted birds and pigeons can be more than just a nuisance to homeowners; they can become a safety hazard as well if the debris from their nests is allowed to build up to dangerous levels. Feathers, droppings, and other debris are not only unsightly, but they can become unsanitary too. Bird droppings can carry disease, and may pose significant health risks to children.

Of course, not all types of birds cause the same kinds of problems for homeowners. In Orlando, an exterminator is most commonly needed to get rid of the birdsí nests created by pigeons, starlings, or swallows. The builders of commercial structures need to be aware of whether they have a bird problem going on, because if that is the case, they need to get a professional in to handle the job right away.

The Way to Remove Nests
My company is an eco-friendly pest control business, so we always get rid of birdsí nests in the most humane way possible. Although there are a number of ways to eliminate birds and their nests, the most common is to net the nest and then remove it from whatever structure it is on by putting it somewhere else. The key is to get them to set up shop somewhere else.

Another element of nest removal is called spiking, which is the process of installing spikes in the area where the birds built their nests to prevent them from doing the same thing again in the future.

Birdsí nests can be located just about anywhere, so there are many times when climbing equipment is required in order to get a birdís nest down. Sometimes, we have to rent a lift, and other times we might need climbing equipment. With the climbing equipment, it has to be a really specific type, because in some cases, we need to lower people down to the area where the nest is located.

The Cost of the Removal
Depending on the project and how difficult it is to get to the nest in question, the cost of removing a birdís nest can vary greatly. Price wise, it is different for every job. Things like having to rent a lift or borrow special climbing equipment can increase the price of having a nest removed.

Before we start on any job, we will do an initial inspection of the property and give the client a price quote. For homeowners who already have a good idea of where the nest is located, we can usually give a general estimate over the phone based on a few details that the homeowner can provide about the job. If our clients can give us a good idea of what is going on, then we can give them a pretty good idea of how much itís going to cost to have our professionals come out and get rid of the nest.

Having unwanted birdsí nests in your home or commercial space can actually become dangerous if the droppings from these nests are allowed to build up over time. Therefore, itís important that homeowners in Orlando hire an exterminator who can tackle this problem and prevent it from getting worse.

Carl Shaw is a writer for Yodle, a business directory and online advertising company. Find a pest exterminator or more related articles at Yodle Consumer Guide.

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