Whilst many people like birds and are cheered by the sound of bird song, they can cause annoyance if they’re too loud, too close and there are too many of them. That’s particularly true if they’ve found their way into your roof space and, when that happens, it’s time to take action.
Recognising there’s a Problem
Bird song is a common sound, particularly at certain times of the year. But if you hear the sound coming from your roof space and it’s accompanied by other noises and signs of activity, that’s when you have a problem.
Signs that indicate the presence of birds include:
Some birds will nest on flat roofs, ledges, chimneys and balconies, generally taking advantage of the altitude that gives them a good view of the surrounding area and keeps them relatively safe from predators. Others, such as Pigeons and Indian Mynas, have adapted to urban living and tend to make their nests within a roof space.
Why Proper Action is Needed
Some people are not too concerned about birds living in their roof space and even welcome their presence. And while it’s true that they won’t damage wiring and insulation in the same way that rodents gnaw through them, they still create problems that need to be resolved. These problems include the following:
It’s pretty obvious that action needs to be taken if you get birds in your roof. And since the problem will tend to escalate, that action needs to be taken quickly and firmly before it gets out of hand.
The Action you can Take
To some degree, the action that you can take to solve your bird problem is dictated by what you can’t do. There are laws dealing with the treatment of birds and these can vary between states and territories. You’ll need to be aware of what these laws are because you don’t want to be inadvertently committing an illegal act and incurring severe penalties.
Some birds, such as pigeons, sparrows and seagulls, are considered to be pests due to the mess they create and the serious health issues they can cause. Most native Australian birds, however, are protected by law, and you can’t simply remove birds and nests from your property.
You really need to know what you’re doing, and what you can and can’t do, in order to stay legal, safe and effective. In many cases, it’s best to engage a professional who can eradicate your bird problem properly and ensure there’s no recurrence.
At Aussie Guttering Protection, we specialise in making sure the gutters and roof area of your property are safeguarded. If you have a bird infestation, we’ll ensure the birds and their nests are safely removed and dealt with properly. We know exactly what we’re permitted to do and are fully licensed to do it.
We’ll identify the points of entry and ensure they’re properly blocked off in a secure and aesthetic manner, making sure that no birds are trapped inside. We’ll cure the current problem and prevent it happening again, so your property is quieter, safer and healthier than before