Most trusted bird control experts in Adelaide

Feral pigeons are common in the urban environment and although they are generally considered to be no more than a nuisance, they can potentially pose a risk to human health. As such bird control has become more and more common.

Pigeons and their droppings can also cause damage to the buildings they reside, perch or nest in or on. Utilising a trusted pigeon control provider in Adelaide is recommended to protect your health and your property.

Potential health risks and examples of damage caused by birds include:

  • Transmission of diseases such as histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis and psittacosis (ornithosis)
  • Attraction of ticks, mites, cockroaches and rats
  • Unpleasant odour and noise issues
  • Damage to buildings and monuments due to the highly corrosive nature of pigeon droppings
  • Extensive damage to air conditioning units and other rooftop machinery

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A specialised bird control Adelaide service

If your domestic or commercial property has been experiencing an influx of birds and needs bird control, then ensure you hire the professionals to receive a control method that suits your Adelaide premise.

Bird Spikes

One of our proven methods of bird control Adelaide is bird spikes. A bird control spike, otherwise known as an anti-roosting spike, is a strip of long, needle-like spikes that prevent the bid from settling on whichever surface they are placed. Commonly placed on building ledges, street lighting, and commercial signage, they prevent wild or feral birds from perching or roosting.

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Species

Feral Pigeon (Columba Livia).

Appearance

32cm long, a blue-grey colour.

Lifecycle

  • 2-3 broods per year, with two eggs in each clutch.
  • 17-19 day incubation period.
  • Young birds spend 35-37 days in the nest.

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Habits

Birds feed on seeds, green feed, domestic scraps in and around cities, near roosting sites and they nest on ledges.

Associated problems

Pest birds and their associated debris are known to be a source of bacteria and insects, which are harmful to humans.

  • Salmonella – typhoid-like intestinal infection
  • Ornithosis – symptoms range from flu-like illness to pneumonia
  • Bird fanciers lung – an allergic condition caused by exposure to dust inhaled from bird debris

Although a link has yet to be proven with feral pigeons, members of the public are becoming increasingly concerned with those risks surrounding Avian Flu and the build-up of any dead birds/debris.