Birds
Bird Removal Services Near You. Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man's interests, depending upon time, location and activity, and certain birds (sparrows, woodpeckers, waterfowl, pigeons and black birds) are more likely to become pests and require bird proofing and bird control.

Bird Control and Bird Proofing Programs

Birds are an important part of our natural environment in the area. As predators, they feed on:

  • insects
  • rodents
  • worms
  • fish
  • and countless other animals.

 

Related: What birds eat.

Game birds, song birds, hawks and other bird species contribute to outdoor recreation and the overall enjoyment of nature.

Are Birds Protected by Law?

Because of these contributions, birds are afforded considerable protection by laws, regulations and public sentiment that controls what kind of bird control can be implemented.

Public relations are an integral part of any bird proof and bird control project and Critter Control in the area will educate our clients and the public why a particular bird control or bird proof program or method is necessary.

Birds That Cause the Most Problems: Bird Damage

Birds can cause a lot of damage to your business, home, garage, shed, attic and other locations of your property when looking for shelter and creating a nest in the area. This not only costs you money to repair damage, it can pose a huge safety risk to you, your family and pets.

Bird droppings can carry a large number of diseases, fleas, lice, mites and ticks. Learning how to get rid of birds is key to preventing transmittal of these diseases and keeping birds outdoors where they belong.

The three birds that most often become pests in the United States in urban areas are:

 

If you have ever tried to get rid of pigeons, you know just how difficult bird control and bird proofing can be. Other birds, from hawks to swallows, may occasionally cause unexpected and unusual pest problems and require bird control.

 

Nuisance or "Pest" Birds

When blackbirds and crows roost in suburban areas they become pests and result in bird control or bird proofing.

Woodpeckers may peck holes into house siding looking for insects, to make nest cavities and to communicate with other woodpeckers.

Seagulls can feed on food-plants, and they roost and nest on large flat roofs with crushed stone.

Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man's interests, depending upon time, location and activity, and certain birds are more likely to become pests and require bird proofing and bird control:

 

Pest bird situations that require bird control and bird proofing include:

  • Feeding on agricultural products
  • Roosting or nesting around human habitations
  • Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods
  • Noise, droppings, odor and feathers
  • Diseases or ectoparasites affecting man including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis
  • Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions
  • Dead bird removal

How to Get Rid of Birds: Bird Proofing

Controlling birds is a difficult task. Their mobility and high nests are a challenge for most people and businesses to deal with.

The secret to controlling birds is to deny them places to land and nest on and around your building.

Another method of controlling birds is to trap the current roosting birds, immediately ending the problems they cause. It is more likely, however, that our experts will do both of these things to ensure that we can control your bird problems.

The best bird control and bird proof approaches emphasize the following:

  • deterrents
  • exclusion methods
  • or modification of buildings.

 

Critter Control’s knowledgeable technicians have several bird control methods to bird proof your home or help to get rid of birds that congregate on municipal and commercial buildings in urban settings.  We will work with you to bird proof your property in a humane method with a bird control plan.  We use other bird deterrents in rural and agricultural settings for bird control. 

For more information on bird control and bird proofing, please contact us at 1-800-CRITTER.

Why You Need Bird Removal

In the springtime especially, birds start migrating up north and search out a place to build their nests.

Birds look for places that provide shelter from weather elements and locations that are high off the ground to keep their young safe from predators.

Sometimes these locations include:

  • roofs
  • chimneys
  • vents
  • decks
  • garages
  • soffits
  • sheds
  • other areas that are less than desirable.

 

If birds are not removed immediately, they can cause a lot of damage and attract other birds, which is a why implementing a strategic bird removal plan is critical. Removing the bird’s nest is a start to bird removal, but you will want to contact a bird removal specialist in the area to ensure the birds do not come back.

Methods of Bird Removal

Bird removal encompasses more than just relating troublesome birds in the area. It includes bird relocation, fixing damage to structures (such as repairing soffit) and preventing birds from returning.

Relocation

Relocating birds can be a challenge since they can quickly fly away. A bird removal specialist from the Critter Control will know how to remove certain types of birds. This may include moving their food sources and moving nests. A bird removal expert will also repair any damage and modify structures to prevent birds from entering in the future.

Bird Removal Safety

It is not recommended to shoot birds since there are many laws and regulations in the that control what is and is not lawful in bird removal. A bird removal specialist is trained on the relocation and prevention of birds in a manner that is safe for the birds and for all people involved.

Contact your local Critter Control bird removal expert if you suspect a bird problem.

We can help you get rid of bird problems.  Call today: 1-800-CRITTER.