If you’ve spotted a vulture/buzzard on your roof, we should be your first call. Vultures are the largest bird that Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC performs wildlife control for, weighing in at over six pounds with a wingspan over 30 inches. Vultures are easily identifiable. Commonly seen on roadways around deceased animals, this bird is a carrion consumer that commonly stays in small to large flocks. They can also be seen in larger roosting flocks on roofs and trees, grocery stores, and larger commercial buildings.
The typical call that Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management receives on vulture/human interaction is regarding roosting on homes or businesses. Once these birds have settled on a roosting location, they commonly attack the roof at caulking joints or shingle tops to acquire grit and manipulate their footholds. This behavior can rapidly destroy even a brand-new roof. In addition to the physical damage they will inflict on a roof, birds typically leave large amounts of feces and urine that can pose significant health risks, along with further damage to the roof. Common diseases associated with these birds include histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, and toxoplasmosis. Don’t wait to call us if you see vultures/buzzards on your roof.
Vultures are a protected species falling under the purview of the Migratory Bird Act; therefore, techniques for removal are limited. Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management typically uses Bird Barrier of America’s line of Flex/Shock Track to remedy roof situations for residential or commercial buildings. This product gives the bird a slight low-voltage shock when it lands on the roof; in doing so, the bird is taught to avoid these roof areas and move on from the structure.
Installed in a manner that allows the fixture to be permanent and aesthetically pleasing, this product not only relocates the bird but also prevents future birds from attacking the roof. In some commercial applications, gird wire systems must be installed to protect large flat roofs, in which flex track is insufficient.
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