Pest Management Services in Rhode Island
The corrosive effects of bird droppings can cause irreversible damage – defacing rooftops, walkways, walls, vehicles and equipment. Bird droppings quickly turn to salt and ammonia; after rain, electrochemical reactions speed up the rusting process. These acidic droppings eat away at paint, concrete and metal, and can eventually cause structural failure.
Birds are known to carry over sixty transmissible diseases – some potentially fatal. Bird droppings help to spread disease when fecal dust enters living areas or when someone enters contaminated spaces and starts breathing in fungal spores.
Serious diseases associated with pest birds include:
Histoplasmosis – a potentially fatal respiratory disease; results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings.
West Nile Virus – a serious and potentially life-threatening infection; spread by mosquitos that have fed on infected wild birds.
In some areas of the country, carpenter ants cause more damage to structures than termites. They are difficult insects to control and can cause extensive damage to wood members in a fairly short period of time. Houses located near wooded areas or brush covered vacant lots are good candidates for infestation.
Wasps can be distinguished from bees by their smooth, rather than hairy, bodies. The discovery of a wasp nest generally creates a real sense of urgency. You may become anxious about the safety of your family, pets, and property, and you will have an immediate desire to eradicate the wasps from your property.
Spiders area common and feared household pest. A black widow or brown recluse taking up residence in your home can be a real cause for alarm, as their venom can cause a dangerous reaction. Most other species spiders are generally harmless to humans, but their webs can cause an unsightly situation in your home.