Residential properties are often a prime habitat for birds. Bird feeders, decorative ponds, and lots of nooks and crannies can create feeding, roosting, and nesting areas for a diverse group of nuisance species. Canada geese take advantage of ponds and lawns, making a huge mess and increasing clean up and maintenance costs for property managers.
Damages to Residential Properties
Electrical outlets, gutters, patio and balcony overhangs, and more attract house sparrows and starlings, which stuff flammable nesting material into every crevice they can find. This causes damage to the opening and creates a fire hazard. Aggressive nesting birds pose a risk to tenants when they attack anything that comes near their nest. Also, bird waste left undisturbed can damage almost any building material. Wood, stone, steel and iron can all be damaged by bird droppings, which have a pH level similar to vinegar.
Solutions are as varied as the birds. Some problems can be solved with a simple assessment and enforcement of property ordinances. Canine patrols can move messy goose populations. Egg depredation can manage aggressive nesting birds. Structural exclusions like netting are key for preventing starlings and house sparrows from nesting in nooks and crannies. Custom metal exclusion systems can stop swallows from nesting under patio overhangs. Whatever your condo or apartment’s nuisance bird issue, Migratory Bird Management has a solution!