How To Get Rid Of Birds

How to get rid of birds

How To Get Rid Of Birds

Are you wondering what do about your bird problem in your home or business?  Well you have come to the right place.  First off let me tell you that you are not alone.   Birds cause billions of dollars worth of damage every year to homes and businesses around the world.  Below we will take a look at the birds that cause the most problems, the problems they cause, some techniques to show you how to get rid of birds and prevent future problems, and considerations to think about prior to attempting to handle your own bird problem.

What Bird Cause The Most Problems?

Pigeons are the most prevalent pest bird in North America, and they cause a wide range of issues at a variety of structures, including airports, industrial plants, power stations, and store roofs. Pigeon droppings contain uric acid, which is extremely corrosive. Feral pigeons cause millions of dollars in damage each year.

Starling RemovalThe European Starling is one of the most hated birds in North America. This non-native, invasive species has spread across rural and urban areas to become an annoying pest for people everywhere they go – from airports, orchards, farms, and warehouses. When starlings flock together thousands of these pests can overwhelm industrial facilities and residential neighborhoods. 

English House SparrowSparrows are not only adaptable but also very clever. They have learned how to nest in our structures and eat the scraps that we leave out for them! These pests often gather together, making nests out of anything they can find and anywhere they can find a place; including shutters or drainage pipes if it’s big enough – though most prefer small enclosed places like roof rafters (or even corrugated metal siding). On average 20 offspring per year is born into this population which causes quite an issue with commercial buildings.

Geese Management

Canada Geese can be a big problem for homeowners, property owners and golf courses. They often use your land as their breeding ground or grazing site which causes damage to lawns; contaminate ponds with dangerous waste products such geese poop! But don’t worry- there are goose control techniques that will scare any goose bothering you  whether its one goose or hundreds of them

•The first step in combating this issue should always be contacting someone trained in goose control.  These birds are protected and trained goose control technician can ensure everything is performed legally.

WoodpeckerWoodpeckers are pesky birds that enjoy drilling into our homes. They will attack anything from wood siding, eaves and trim boards all the way down to metal gutters or chimney caps!  To avoid these costly damages you should call an expert on woodpecker control for regular bird control services because they can develop a plan to deter these birds from damaging your property.

Swallow NestThe swallow is a common house guest that leaves behind an unappealing nest of mud, which can permanently damage any surface it’s built on. Swallow nests and droppings may also breed bacteria or fungus agents capable disease-causing illnesses such as histoplasmosis, salmonella, toxoplastis as well as others.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 protects swallow nests and eggs from intentional capture, killing or disruption so it is important to hire a professional bird control specialist to ensure your swallow is dealt with correctly.

Turkey VultureThe Turkey Vulture is a large turkey-like bird with red skin and a bald head. They have a wingspan of up to 32 inches and weigh up to six pounds. Their long, thin tail and broad wings allow them to soar on wind currents with little effort. Turkey vultures are exceptional smellers, surpassing all other birds in this sense.

These nasty roosters cause significant harm to a home or business. They have been observed attacking roofs, caulking, and other outside surfaces, resulting in serious damage and the leaving of bones and corpses in inconvenient locations. Their droppings are considerable and can accumulate significantly posing a significant health risk.

Legal Considerations For Bird Removal

How to get rid of Birds - Bird Removal And Bird Prevention Techniques

It is important before you start trying to get rid of your bird problem to figure out why the birds are there in the first place.  Are they they for food or shelter?  Why are they choosing this location over another?  Once you figured out why they are there you can choose the best method to get rid of the bird problem.

Remove Food Sources

Birds typically move into an area for food, roosting, or nesting.  It is important to remove any  food sources if the birds are present due to access to food.  If this is not done any other attempt to rid your bird problem will be less likely to be successful.

Deterrent Devices

Everyone has seen the plastic owls placed somewhere to scare birds away from a garden, home or business.  Deterrents are designed to be used before the situation becomes a problem.  If your bird problems includes birds nesting deterrents will not likely work.  Other deterrents include windsocks, Mylar, gels, and lasers.

Bird Netting

Bird netting is a highly effective method for excluding all types of birds, including pigeons and sparrows. This netting creates an obstacle that prevents these feathered pests from landing, roosting or nesting in your building!

Vent Covers

Physical barriers preventing birds from entering is always best.  Birds are notorious for using vents to enter building and nest it.  Installing quality vent guards is key but not all vents can be covered with the same guard.

Bird Spikes / Shock Track

Bird spikes are a safe and effective way to keep pest birds from your home. They can be used on roof peaks, ledges or other surfaces where pests may land as well as along edges that they use for roosting. Spikes are not designed for use in nesting situations.

Trapping And Removal

Sometimes the birds need to be physically trapped and removed from the property.  In these cases trapping may be a solution for you.  There a multiple different traps available depending on the bird species and situation.

Why Should You Get Professional Help For Your Bird Problem

Health Concerns Associated With Bird Problems

A type of lung infection. It is caused by inhaling Histoplasma capsulatum fungal spores. These spores are found in soil and in the droppings of bats and birds.  Histoplasmosis can become life threatening if untreated.  Click Here to learn more about Histoplasmosis.

A common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces.  Click Here to learn more about Salmonella.

A disease that results from infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, one of the world’s most common parasites.  Click Here to learn more about Toxoplasmosis.

Bird mites are naturally found where birds (such as pigeons, starlings, sparrows and poultry) and their nests are located. However, in the first few weeks after birds leave their nests, bird mites may infest homes in search of a blood-meal from humans. Bites from bird mites can cause severe irritation.  Click Here to learn more about Bird Mites.

Avian influenza refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (birdinfluenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans.  Click Here to learn more about Avian Influenza.

Let Freedom Wildlife Solutions Solve Your Bird Problem

If you are dealing with nuisance birds and are located in Johnston County, Wake County, or Harnett County North Carolina and need help with your bird control problem Freedom Wildlife Solutions is here for you.  Our professionally trained technicians know how to get rid of birds and keep them from coming back.  Contact us today to setup your consultation.

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