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Stop Bird Damage On Your Property

Birds can cause thousands of pounds of damage to your property. This means that stopping bird damage is critically important. Whether it’s pigeons or seagull problems that are getting worse in your urban or rural area, this problem needs attention. Let’s take a closer look at the main issues.

Firstly, you need to understand the various types of bird damage. Damage happens in two ways. Initially through their nest building activities, and secondly through their droppings. Their nests also block chimneys and gutters, which causes further damage.

Even a few birds create large deposits of droppings

Bird droppings are highly acidic and corrosive. Over time, large deposits of droppings will eat away at your roof, brickwork and the ground below. The severity of this damage depends on what your building is constructed from.

bird damage on the roof

Materials such as stone and metal are particularly susceptible, and so is paintwork. The resulting damage is unsightly and is something that businesses in particular will want to strive to avoid. Droppings also present a slip and fall hazard. Not only that, bird droppings are a health and safety risk and spread disease. This may be a problem for food businesses.

The extent of the damage birds can cause

If you have birds on your property, parts of the roof may become affected. This can include damage to your insulation and roof tiles. Birds can also cause extreme amounts of damage to gutters. They can easily block gutters and drain pipes with their nests and feathers.

seagulls causing problems

These blockages can cause your roof to leak, which in itself will result in serious issues. If your roof lets in water, it may then become a breeding ground for other pests. If water comes into your home, it can also cause internal problems like rotten timbers.

What’s more, if birds get inside your loft space, they can cause a lot of damage. We have seen cases where ceilings have collapsed due to the sheer weight of bird droppings. Ultimately, bird damage can lead to a series of serious situations. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. If you have issues with birds, do not let this problem linger. Prevent further damage by contacting Diamond’s expert London pigeon control team today.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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