Bristol is equipped to handle common pest control problems, be it summer or winter, but birds are one of the most overlooked pests when it comes to infestation prevention by Bristol residents.
Birds are the carrier of salmonella, Avian Pox, Trichomoniasis, etc. They can also carry deer ticks and can be vectors of many other infestations.
For outdoors, Pest Control Bristol is a must in winter when avian pests seek out shelters for a more prolonged period.
Before one begins, people must check with their local Avian Protection Acts to ensure that one is not harming a protected or endangered bird species.
That can be done swiftly by contacting local Municipal authorities. Bristol has common avian problems with Gulls, Pigeons, Sparrows, Starlings, and Crows, all of which are not under Protection Laws of Bristol. Hence, it can be called an infestation (do check with your local ordinance regardless).
Here are some tips and tricks which have known to work for pest control Bristol for birds.
As much as our hearts would love to, we should never feed pest birds or even keep standing water nearby. The risks of vector diseases and bird-borne illnesses increase when a cluster of birds is involved in feeding and watering purposes. If one must then safely cleaning out where you like to feed them, most should be done regularly. Also, avoid feeding them during warm weather.
Clean out all standing water sources. This house-cleaning tip is not only good for preventing mosquito breeding but is also applicable for avian infestation as well. Clean out your gutters, open pipes, water in debris at least thrice a week. Clean trashcans after it rains as well.
To prevent Roosting, trim trees away from any structures such as your home and backyard tool shed if you have any. To further discourage roosting, if trimming trees is not possible for you, identify where pest birds can roost and apply sticky glue or spikes for obstruction.
Seal or Caulk openings in walls, door frames, or any place where smaller pest birds can enter. Sparrows are known to get inside holes as small as 3/4th of an inch.
Devices which can be used to prevent Avian Infestation:
Netting at the bottom of the rafters can prevent birds from roosting who are particularly attracted to those areas. Door screens made up of clear plastics can also prevent bird’s entrance without closing off the door entirely to people.
Repellents that are non-toxic and sticky can also be applied on ledges to prevent birds from nesting on ledges. The only disadvantage of this substance is that it can collect dirt and dust, which requires regular clean-up and needs to be re-applied regularly.
Traps such as funnel traps, automatic or trigger activated, nest boxes, and decoys can also be used to trap non-endangered birds and released if one does not want to harm them in any way. They trap the birds without any long term injuries which spike and repellents can cause to them.
However, there are some bird infestation prevention tips that do not work and can be quite heavy on the pocket too, such as sound and light devices that only repel birds for a short period before they adapt to its presence.
Do-It-Yourself methods to Pest Control Bristol is possible! One only has to keep these tips and tricks in mind to keep infestation at a minimum and protect their family from dangerous illnesses.
However, the best Pest Control in Bristol is possible via Professional intervention as they provide a more thorough inspection of Avian Infestation, which amateur eyes cannot and can clean up pests with better efficiency