Once again, spring is here. The weather is warmer, the air is fresher, and the scenery is magnificent.
Everybody loves spring, and so do birds. Las Vegas, which lies on the North American Flyway, provides a temporary home for millions of birds every Spring as they migrate North for summer. While their sweet songs and colorful feathers are a welcome sight for many, birds present a big problem to homeowners.
Bird droppings and nests can cause severe roof damage if left unchecked. Here are 5 ways of keeping these guests at bay during spring.
- Predator Decoys
Decoys that resemble natural bird predators are an effective way of scaring birds away from your roof. The most common decoys available in the market are owls, falcons and hawks. Dummies that have moving parts are more effective than still decoys.
- Bird Proof Netting and Covering
Netting the whole roof is a sure way to keep away the birds. However, it may be costly. You can choose to net and birdproof critical areas of your roof, giving HVAC equipment and vent covering first priority.
- Roof Maintenance
Certain things are likely to attract birds to your roof. Most of them can be avoided by merely doing proper maintenance, such as ensuring that all the holes in your roof are plugged, as birds prefer to nest in such holes.
High pitched sounds have been known to deter birds. However, blaring high-pitched sounds may get you into trouble with your neighbors as it may be considered a disturbance. Consult widely before deploying this method.
This is the oldest method of getting rid of birds. But, do a little research before trapping birds- some species are protected in Las Vegas. You can work together with the Wildlife Department to find legal ways of trapping and relocating of the birds.
Unknown to many, birds present a severe problem. This is why you should get in touch with a roofing expert to inspect any roof damage that they may have caused.
At First Quality Roofing & Insulation, we put the need of the customer first, and we provide free estimates to all our clients and a 100% financing On Approved Credit. In case you need a roof replacement, don’t worry, we will provide you with a full 10-year warranty on all materials and labor. Contact us today at 702-262-7847.