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.

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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.

5. ManufacturersBird deterrent product manufacturers can be found here.