The Dangers of Bird Flu

Avian influenza, commonly referred to as bird flu, is a strain of the flu carried by birds. Bird flu can wipe out entire flocks of poultry, and can sporadically infect humans. At Bay Area Wildlife, we work with birds a lot, and are very familiar with the illness. We wanted to talk today a little bit about bird flu, and why it’s important to keep birds out of your home.

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Bird Flu in The United States

There have been instances of bird flu found in the U.S. in the past, but what is of interest to us, is the CDC’s recent report. On February 14, 2022, the CDC reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Plant Health Inspective Service announced that they have discovered highly pathogenic strains of bird flu in both commercial poultry and wild birds.

Steer Clear of Birds

Birdwatchers may want to consider putting their binoculars down, as we advise all people to stay away from birds. A bird suffering from the illness may show symptoms, but also may not, so there’s no way for you to tell which birds are sick and which are healthy. This is why we recommend you stay away from birds.

Keep Birds Out of Your Home

Birds like to live in trees, but sometimes will build their nests in our homes, a problem that will only become worse as more and more natural habitat is torn away. By working with a professional Maryland animal removal company, you can get birds out of your home and prevent them from returning. Some popular exclusionary services include bird vent exclusion, chimney exclusion, and the spraying of disinfectant around the home.

Get Help From an Experienced Pest Control Company in Maryland

Whether you’re actively having problems with birds on your property, or are concerned about the recent outbreak of bird flu, at Bay Area Wildlife, we’re here to help you. We’ve been providing our residential and commercial bird exclusion services to Marylanders for years. Our team is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have, get into contact with us today.