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Of all the animals you deal with on a regular basis, birds often seem to be the least concerning. However, here in Texas, birds love to make homes inside your walls and attics, which can cause serious problems for you and your family. Here are some of the kinds of hazards birds can bring into your home:

Dangerous Diseases

By far the biggest problem with birds is that they can carry serious diseases into your home.Their droppings contain numerous illnesses like Salmonella and Tuberculosis, and their wings can be full of disease-carrying ticks and fleas. If you do find a bird living in your home, don’t touch it or you’ll risk exposing yourself to these worrisome contaminants.

Fire Hazards

As birds build their nests, they bring in plenty of flammable materials like sticks, leaves, and debris. If they put these obstructions in the wrong places, you could be looking at a real fire risk. This is especially concerning during the dry seasons in which fires are more of a threat to Texas homes.

Clogged Gutters and Chimneys

For some reason, birds seem to love building their nests in the most annoying locations. When they invade your gutters, they can cause the entire system to sag and eventually cause damage. This can also lead to trapped pools of stagnant water, which then become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Similarly, when they build nests in your chimney, they can spread diseases and block the airflow into your home.

If you need to have a nest or birds removed from your home, contact Trapping USA Animal Removal Services. They’ll safely and humanely deal with the problem, as well as any of your other animal removal needs in the Houston or Dallas areas. Call 469-481-6552 today to schedule a removal or speak with a company representative.

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