Birds present unique problems when they select your home or business as a nesting location. They can bring trash from far and wide to create just the right habitat to raise their young and they can bring parasites. Some of the parasites known to be carried by birds are ticks, fleas, red mites, bed bugs, chicken mites, yellow meal worms and other ectoparasites.
These parasites are proven carriers of diseases such as Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Salmonellosis, E. Coli, pox, Meningitis and even Bubonic Plague! The above listed diseases are known to be transmissible from the parasites carried by sparrows, pigeons and starlings. All of which are common invaders of Houston area homes. Now that’s the bad news, the good news is that it’s all preventable!
If you keep them out of the home your chances of infection are extremely low and the way to keep them out is to eliminate the entry points. Entry points for nuisance birds are through eaves, soffit vents, shudders, gables and even ridge vents. We have encountered birds making entry through loose siding, missing shingles and around unsecured flashing. Any place they can find an opening is the next location for an unwanted nest site.
At this time we still have a lot to learn about the Bird Flu also referred to as the Avian Influenza Virus or as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refers to it H5N1. While it is not common for an infection of humans from birds it is happening. The main thing to remember about this and other pathogens is to maintain a clean property. Sanitation is the single most important step you can take in controlling pests and the disease associated with them and this includes keeping birds from having contact with people and pets.
While there are many ways for birds to gain entry into a structure we’ve only found one way to keep them out. It requires a thorough inspection and detailed exclusion job to ensure all openings are sealed. Gulf Coast Exterminators will use wire mesh, hard foam, flashing, shingles or hardi-plank siding to seal off your entry points.
Call Gulf Coast Exterminators today and let us give you a free onsite assessment. Our trained technicians will give you only facts and leave you with the comfort of knowing what you’re protected against more unwanted visitors.
Gulf Coast Exterminators Provides The Best Houston Pest Control For Over 24 Years.
Pest Control Houston company Gulf Coast Exterminators serves over 60 areas and provides affordable, effective service with flexible scheduling, warranties and quarterly programs.
He served the Greater Houston Pest Control Association since 1991 with leadership positions such as Secretary (2011), Treasurer (2012) and Vice President (2013). We are a part of these pest control organizations: Building Owners and Managers Association International, Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association and the National Pest Management Association.
We have insured, bonded, background checked clean-cut technicians who are well versed in customer service and experienced in all forms of pest control. Each member of our staff is licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control service. Our Pest Control technicians constantly receive ongoing and extensive training with a combination of monthly in-house training as well as semi-annual third-party training to remain proficient in the latest and most efficient Pest Control techniques available.
Our popular pest control services in Houston are termite control, termite inspection, bed bug treatment, flea control and rodent control. We serve over 60 service areas in Houston for pest control, most popular are Conroe Pest Control, Kingwood Pest Control, Pest Control Sugar Land & Pest Control Katy TX.
Call us (281) 449-7404 or use our form to contact us for your free pest inspection as well as for service.
Call us at (281)-449-7404 or use our form to contact us for your free pest inspection as well as for service.
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