What are the Risks of Birds Nesting in my Attic?

May 30, 2017

 

 

While birds might bring a sense of vitality and calm to your garden, when they get inside the home, they can have a far more negative impact. If you have a birds’ nest on your property, it’s important that you understand the risks fully and respond to those risks adeptly. In this latest post, we’ll explore the full range of risks associated with birds nesting in the attic space.

 

Structural Damage

 

In your attic, there could be a significant amount of cabling connecting your home equipment to the fuse. If birds are active in the attic, they can chew through the wires in the area and potentially cause a break in the circuits around the home. Not only could this require you to call out an electrician to replace the wiring, but it also presents a fire risk. Nesting material near to the wiring can catch fire when active wires are exposed.

 

The Spread of Disease

 

Another clear danger of birds nesting in your home is that they spread diseases. The bird or their nesting material might enter your water tank, which can then lead to a significant health risk throughout the property. Birds spread diseases such as candidiasis and histoplasmosis, as well as many other serious diseases. It’s why it’s critical to respond to a bird infestation at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

Insect Attraction

 

Birds’ nests will also attract insects to the property. Insects such as mosquitos can find their way into the bird’s nesting material and then spread throughout the home once they’re inside. Insects can then spread disease through pets and directly to those living in the home. It’s the type of issue that can arise over a short period of time once birds make their nests in your attic.

 

Fast Removal Imperative

 

To respond to a birds’ nest in your attic, it’s imperative that you act quickly and call professional removal experts. Only professionals can ensure that all remnants of the nest have been removed and that all animal entryways to the home are sealed afterward. Professionals can ensure your home is secured for the coming years, and guide you on how to prevent the problem over the long-term

By turning to our team at Harlow Pest Control, you can ensure your home is protected against the many risks birds can bring to the property. To learn more about the services we provide, call us directly today.

 

 

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