Birds are interesting creatures; and they can be beneficial to have in your yard as they eat many bugs and insects that can pose a threat to your home or that eat up all the blooms in your garden. But there are certain kinds of birds that are more well-known for their irritating habits than they are their interesting ones. When it comes to these pest birds, there are four main types that most commonly cause problems.
While many may think that it’s pigeons that cause the most problems in and around buildings, sparrows and starlings are actually worse, and more common, birds to have around a building. This is because while pigeons are merely messy, they tend to congregate outside of buildings and perch in high areas, while both sparrows and starlings like to come indoors to build their nests. This can cause a lot of noise and mess for those in the buildings, but even bigger dangers include fire hazards when these pest birds decide to nest in vents and drain pipes, which then causes them to clog. Sparrows and starlings also have a lot of uric acid in their droppings, which can cause a lot of structural damage to the building.
Woodpeckers are some of the most interesting birds there are, and they’re some of the most common too. But when they decide that your house makes much better pecking territory than random trees, you’ve got a real problem. Woodpeckers peck for two reasons: to signal other woodpeckers and to find food. Likewise, they’ll peck on your home for two reasons as well. Because the wood used in homes is not as dense as those used on homes, it provides a better acoustic, which can carry better when woodpeckers are trying to signal other birds. Also, if your home is infested with bugs such as termites or ants, woodpeckers may also peck into the sides of your home looking to eat these critters.
Despite the name, Canadian Geese can also be a very big problem in the United States, especially in the northern United States and areas around the Great Lakes. The only problem with Canadian Geese really is that they never come alone. Wherever there are Canadian Geese, there are a lot of them! This leaves a lot of droppings in their path and they can be quite aggressive towards people, especially if they have eggs or young with them that they are protecting.
Although we may often think of pigeons, seagulls and crows as the biggest pest birds that bother us, these four biggest pest birds can actually be much more prevalent and can cause much more damage. The good news is that for each of these pest birds, there are several different ways to prevent and get rid of them. The important thing is that you do, so that they don’t get completely out of control.
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