Bird Proofing Solar Panels & More
Birds can cause unwelcomed damaged to your solar panels at any time of the year. They can be a real nuisance when they decide to settle on your property. Not only can their droppings spread different kinds of diseases to humans they also corrode, stain building materials and clog drains. They can cause various issues such as:
Property damage – Birds will often house in gutters, under roof corners, window sills, AC vents, balconies, and drains suitable for building nests. Excessive bird mess covering the rooftops, windows, walls, balconies, passages and staircase creates a dirty and unhygienic environment. Bird droppings can also clog the gutters and drains and can lead to water seepage problems. Birds can also damage air conditioning external equipment, and insulation of the refrigerant pipes and render the air conditioning equipment inefficient or faulty. Some bird poop can leave stains on the building exteriors and damage expensive façade and paints making the building look dull and dirty.
Thus, it is important to focus on bird proofing our buildings to avoid financial losses.
Solar panel effectiveness – Nowadays, solar power is one of the leading renewable energy sources. Since solar panels are installed on the roof of many builds, they are prone to become homes for many bird species. Bird litter and nests can reduce the effectiveness of the solar panels. It becomes very difficult to clean and restore the littered solar panels. Keeping these things in mind it is clear that bird proofing solar panels is important to maintain the peak power output of the solar panels.
Health damage- Birds can not only cause mess to properties, their droppings can spread various types of diseases. They are one of the biggest health hazards for lung-related diseases in modern cities. Their droppings become powdery on drying and then are blown away by the wind. Their droppings can contaminate food items, which can cause severe bacterial diseases if ingested by humans.
Tailor-made solutions for bird control
At Tom’s pest control, we know that requirements for each propery is different and there is no one size fit bird-proofing solution. However, we have the necessary knowledge as to what works best to create a tailor-made solution for a specific situation. With over a decade of experience and highly trained staff, you can be sure that you are in the right hands for pigeon proofing or any bird proofing. We are experts in saving your property from birds without harming you or your loved ones.
At Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast, we are trained and licensed to remove various pest birds from residential properties and commercial spaces. We have a team of bird researchers who identify the characteristics of different pest birds and help our pest technicians trap and remove pest birds through scientific methods. This means that our bird removal procedures are humane and a stress-free experience for you and the birds. We have established protocols and procedures for bird removal to make it quick, professional, and hassle-free for our customers while being fully compliant with local regulations.
The easy availability of food and safety prompt pest birds to stay around property environments. You can repel birds from your environment by making it unsafe for them. That means you can:
- Inspect in and around your property at regular intervals and remove all types of foods sources for birds.
- Ensure proper yard maintenance and trim trees at regular intervals.
- Place reflective objects like mirrors, old CDs or tin foil near the nests of provocative birds.
- Predators of the pest birds like cats, owls, and large birds can keep the pests away from your space.
- You can place bird spikes on where pest birds roost. Birds never feel comfortable settling in areas with bird spikes and stay away from there.
- Applying repellent sprays – like chilli pepper sprays and garlic oil sprays – can repel pest birds from your space.
You can contact any professional pest bird removal service to get rid of the bird from your space. Most bird removal services are licensed and provide you service according to the local regulations. At Tom’s Pest Control, we have a team of bird researchers to make our services scientific, humane, and comprehensive. We provide quick same or next-day bird removal services to our customers. We use advanced trapping methods after learning the behaviours of the pest birds to make the removal least stressful for the birds. Additionally, we will identify the factors that led to the bird invasion and complete specific repairs and advise you on property maintenance tips to minimise future infestation.
In most cases, you can help them free in a few steps. However, if you worry that the trapped bird may scratch or attack you – big birds like owl or hawk – get the help of a professional removal service. Otherwise, try to keep the bird calm by not yelling and escorting your pets elsewhere. Turn off the ceiling fan and lights and open the windows and doors for the bird to give way. If the bird can’t make its own way, you can give your hands-on. Wash your hands, take a towel or sheet and hold up to block the bird from flying, chase and make it tired, hold it and put it in a box, take the box outdoor and, release the bird. If it can’t fly, call the nearest wild bird rehabilitation centre for help.
You can confirm bird infestation if you notice they roost in or around your property in most cases. You will also notice the birds regularly spotted or hovering around your property. Additionally, you will notice one or more signs of the following:
- Bird noises – especially young chicks continuously cry
- Droppings – should see more in places where birds roost
- Bird nests or strewn nesting materials
- Feather and debris from bird nests
- Property damage – especially pigeon infestation can misplace roof shingles
If you notice any of these issues and don’t know how to proceed, contact Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast to talk to our bird researchers to get expert advice and guidance.
Bird removal cost in Gold Coast can range between $300 – $1000. There is no single pricing for bird removal because individual bird issues are different from properties to properties. We would want to know your property type, the number and species of the pest birds present at your property, and the complexity of the infestation. Our case-to-case-based approach helps our customers to get full worth for what they are paying. If your locality has frequent pest bird infestation, we will complete specific property repairs and use various strategies to repel birds from your space in the future. You can get an upfront FREE quote for the pest bird removal at your property by providing us with the infestation details using our quote form.
There are a number of do-it-yourself options to get rid of pest birds from your roof. An easy way to keep the birds away is planting decoys of the predators of the pest birds on the rooftop. This can sense the pest birds danger and prompt them to stay away. You can also produce the sounds of predator birds using a loudspeaker system and alert the pest birds to fly away.
You can also place avian-specific electric diodes – normally low-voltage – along the roof ridges where they usually roost. Placing bird spikes on popular perching spots can also give great results. If your property has extensive pest bird issues, you can think of laying a net over your roof to make it inaccessible for birds.