Birds In a Horse Barn
Birds in a horse barn problems in Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee can be a real nuisance and costly problem. Constant unsanitary conditions from droppings, and the sounds of birds chirping, will create a stressful situation. Common bird problem complaints we receive in a horse barn include:
- Birds roosting in the rafters..
- Birds leaving droppings on joists.
- Birds nesting behind the insulation.
- Birds getting in feed.
- Birds stuck in stalls.
- Birds nesting in soffit.
- Birds nesting in ridge cap.
- Birds getting in walls.
- Birds roosting on I-beams.
- Birds leaving droppings in feed and water.
It is important to contact a Animal Pros bird removal specialist for bird problems in a horse barn complaints, as a majority of birds, and bird nests are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty, and will require special permits for bird and nest removal.
Animal Pros bird deterrent services offer:
- Bird Removal
- Nesting Removal
- Sanitizing and Clean Up
- Odor Control
- Bird Netting
- Pressure Washing
- Concrete Repair
- Spike Strips
- Bird Slide
- Electric Shock Track
- Bird Off Gel
- Eagle Eyes
- Exclusion Repair
- Roof Repair
- Sight and Taste Deterrents
Birds Getting in the Rafters
Flocks of birds can take over a horse barn in a relatively quick amount of time. Manufactured horse barns, do have a small gaps in areas, or open stall doors, that allows birds and other small critters a easy access in. Regardless if the horse barn is open or not, eliminating roosting and perching areas will keep birds moving. Animal Pros offers a wide variety of affordable bird deterrents to eliminate bird roosting areas. We offer custom design deterrents for large and small applications that will permanently solve aviary issues with birds. When birds get in to a horse barn, they can cause a variety of problem situations including:
- Fire hazard from nesting materials.
- Hazardous conditions when bird droppings are present.
- Accelerated deterioration of the horse barn materials.
- Strong odors from nesting, droppings, or a dead animal smell.
- Spreading of human and animal communicable disease.
- Spreading of bird pathogens including fleas, mites, and ticks.
- Damage to stalls, doors, saddles, and joists or rafters.
- Contamination of feed and water.
The importance of keeping birds and animals out of your horse barn is clear, and its important, to not only keep birds out, but also reduce the chance of their return, and eliminate any suitable area for them to roost. Contact a Animal Pros specialist today, for an evaluation.
Birds Behind Barn Insulation
If you are hearing sounds of fluttering, chirps, and the flapping of wings in your insulation of your horse barn, and noticing holes in the insulation, the birds will be to blame. When birds enter a horse barn opening, they will eventually end up in the interior of the barn. Horse barns provide a suitable sheltering area, cover from predators and weather, and a compatible area for accommodating large flocks of birds. Birds will not nest in the open, but will search out secure, easily made openings to build a nest. This makes a insulated horse barn a perfect area. Birds can easily peck through insulation making a very comfortable nesting area. Removal often requires professional assistance. Contact a Animal Pros specialist today, for immediate bird removal and insulation services for your horse barn today.
How To Get Birds Out of a Horse Barn
When birds problems arise in a horse barn, there is never a easy solution to the problem. Birds will cause a variety of issues as it is important to handle the problem immediately, as it will only get worse. The only option for a homeowner is to hope as soon as the horse barn is opened, a bird will fly out, although that will rarely be the case. The first thing you should do, is to contact a professional and discuss all options. Some birds are protected, and it is illegal to remove them, or destroy their nesting, although permits are available. Common problem species of birds attracted to chimneys includes:
- Starlings: Will commonly enter horse barn openings and be responsible for large nesting problems or dead birds found. Noisy.
- Pigeons: Will roost in horse barns, seek refuge, and leave large dropping accumulations.
- Chimney Swifts (Protected): Will often build dirt nests compacted in the interior and exterior of a horse barn. Noisy.
- Sparrows: Will roost in a horse barn and seek refuge.
- Vultures (Protected): Will roost on top of a horse barn for a perfect vantage point, creating large fecal accumulations and damage from the acidic droppings.
- Ospreys (Protected): Will build nests on top of a horse barn peak or chimney with very large sticks and logs.
- Seagulls (Protected): Will perch on top of a horse barn as a loafing area throughout the day.
- Ducks (Protected): Will nest in horse barns, especially if it is open on the sides.
- Woodpecker (Protected): Will commonly be heard pecking horse barns on stucco, cedar, log, and wood cabins.
Secondly, is to assess the situation and figure out if you are up to the task or if you need help. Horse barn areas are often high up to the roof, and will usually require several ladders and multiple trips up and down. The third step to follow is eliminating all food sources.. The last thing you should do, if you can remove the bird, is close all openings, and ensure to disinfect the area, and remove all nesting to prevent a fire hazard. For professional help in removing birds from your horse barn, contact a Animal Pros specialist today.
Bird Diseases Danger To Horses
Birds can carry a plethora of communicable diseases, as some will be a risk to horses, and others not so much. Much of the problem with the presence of birds around a horse barn is when the droppings dry. Disturbance of the bird droppings can send airborne particulates into the air, in a already dusty environment. While the opossum, is usually on the radar for removal from a horse barn due to EPM, horses can still be at risk. Bird droppings will contaminate feed, water bowls, and even work environments with facilities experiencing bird problems. Diseases that can effect horses include:
- Avian Tubercurlosis
Contact a Animal Pros clean up specialist for disinfecting and sanitizing solutions in your home today.