The Surprising Dangers of DIY Bird Removal in Oakville Homes

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Hello, Oakville community! With spring in full swing, we’ve noticed a flutter of activity many homeowners aren’t precisely chirping for joy about – birds breaking into residential dwellings, building their nests and moving in for the season. These feathered friends have become increasingly common in our suburban sanctuaries. Now, we understand the knee-jerk urge to roll up your sleeves and tackle the problem head-on, but there are a few reasons why that might not be the best idea. At Home Free Wildlife and Pest Removal, we’re talking from a well of experience when we say that trying to remove birds on your own can risk harm to your home, yourself, or the birds. Let’s dive into some telltale signs you might have unwelcome winged guests and why it’s wise to let professionals handle their departure.

Signs You May Have a Bird Infestation

Damage

Birds can be surprisingly dynamic when setting up camp in your home. Look out for telltale damage on the exterior, particularly in wall vents or other exposed nooks—they adore these spots for nest-building. You will see damaged vents, pulled-back siding or other obvious signs of intrusion.

Droppings

A bird’s calling card, quite literally. If you’re spotting droppings around some areas of your homes, especially near potential access points, it’s a sign that birds are frequenting and possibly nesting. Droppings will inevitably accumulate as they come and go, often in a particular area. Take a walk around the exterior of your home and keep an eye out for this obvious sign.

Nests

These feathery architects are continuously adding to their lair. As the season progresses, their homes grow—often becoming visible and providing clear evidence of their residency at your expense. The longer you wait to deal with this issue, the more work will be done to remediate the area and evict the unwanted guests.

Insect Infestation

A less charming aspect of birds is their tendency to bring along some friends – mites, fleas, and ticks. Bird mites are particularly notorious and, if nests are unchecked, will spread with alarming rapidity. In the video below, you can see a great example of how bad bird mites can get:

Risks of DIY Bird Removal

Injury to Yourself

Often, birds nest in areas on the upper reaches or even the roofline of your home. Without proper training, removing them could lead to injury. To an untrained person, completing prevention work and removing nesting at heights can be very dangerous. Safety first – this job is for those with experience working up high.

Harm to the Birds

Our feathered guests deserve care, too. The chances of an untrained person successfully eviting their unwanted guests without causing any harm to the birds themselves are slim to none. Professionals are trained to use humane methods, ensuring the birds aren’t harmed and that the local avian population remains undisturbed.

Legal Issues

Here’s a twist – some of these birds are protected by law in Oakville. Disturbing the wrong nest may be illegal. Truth be told, the protected avian species are not the common culprits often found disturbing suburban homes; however, it’s best to be safe and have a professional look. Better to have a professional determine who’s who in the aviary world.

Increased Cost

Saving a penny today might cost a dollar tomorrow. DIY measures often fall short and lead to repeat expenditure. The added costs of unsuccessfully attempting to resolve the issue at your home will add up quickly. Pros, like us, get it right the first time.

Recurring Issue

Without specialized training and experience, a homeowner’s solution is frequently temporary. Incorrect removal can lead to repeat offences by the birds. Once the issue persists for several seasons, the cost and workload of evicting and decontaminating the area increase exponentially.

What Will a Professional Service Do?

Now, let’s talk about solutions we can offer. When we tackle your bird situation, we:

  • Perform a complete prevention sweep on vulnerable areas to ensure repeat performances are out of the question.
  • Install top-notch screening over roof vents and other bird-friendly zones to prevent future nesting.
  • Carefully clean out all nesting materials and thoroughly decontaminate affected areas – for your health and peace of mind.
  • And, crucial to our mission, we ensure this is all done without harming the birds.

At Home Free Wildlife and Pest Removal, our expertise isn’t just a tool; it’s our pledge to you and our feathery visitors. If you’re facing an avian invasion, let’s handle it the right way – safely, humanely, and thoroughly. Give us a whistle, and we’ll ensure your home returns to a quiet and critter-free abode.

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