Bird Issues

Bird spikes installed to keep birds from nesting on the top of this concrete support. 

A couple of geese on a roof. Clearly up to no good.

Useful Links:

1. General: "Methods Of Bird Control: Advantages And Disadvantages" is a good short overview and assessment of the various types of bird control techniques in use today. Available on the website of the US General Services Administration

2. General: "Pest Birds" by Nick Gromicko is a good short general introduction to birds and the building issues they cause. Found on the website of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

3. General: (Seagulls) "Gulls Be Gone: 10 Ways to Get Rid of Pesky Birds" is an interesting short article from 2014 on the National Geographic website.

4. Modified Bitumen: Bird droppings and modified bitumen roofs: "Enemies of the Roof" by John W. Wells discusses roof damage and maintenance issues. Available in the March 2007 issue of Interface Magazine.