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PROFESSIONAL BIRD CONTROL: Our professionals are fully licensed and insured in their state of operation, and ready to listen to your bird control concerns. As professional organizations, we are all available, by phone, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Our group maintain an active community of communication and attend seminars and training courses to ensure the best practices, use of the latest bird control materials, and ensure up-to-date training. We provide both residential and commercial services, including bird control in large structures such as parking garages, warehouses, and of course on architectural ledges, signage, and more. We commonly remove unwanted birds that have accidentally entered buildings and areas where they constitute a public health hazard, such as grocery stores. We handle several bird species, including feral pigeons, Starlings, House Sparrows, Woodpeckers, and we also provide Canada Goose control, while adhering to state, local, and federal laws, such as the Federal Migratory Bird Protection act.
BIRD PROOFING: Urban pigeons are a common problem, as are Starlings and House Sparrows. Usually, the most effective means of bird control lies in making the roosing areas bird-proof. This means the installation of exclusion and deterrent products and devices that either discourage or completely prevent use of the area. Examples include shock track that trains the birds to avoid the area, netting that completely blocks off access to the area, perch wires, blockers, or slopes, and metal or plastic needle strips, such as seen in the photograph on the left, which prevent birds from roosting in an unwanted area. In some cases, building repairs are all that is necessary to prevent birds from entering an unwanted space such as a barn or the attic of a residential home. In the event of birds utilizing a large space such as a roof, boat pier, or other large area, we install strategic bird deterrent devices appropriate to the bird species and scenario, which discourage birds from using the space.
OTHER BIRD SERVICES: In some cases, exclusion and deterrents are not an option for pigeon control. In such cases, many of our technicians do offer bird trapping and removal to diminish populations in a given area. EPA registered products such as Ovocontrol and Avitrol can control pigeon populations as well. Other bird control services include the trapping of Canada Geese, and harassment of Canada Geese with dogs. Aural (sound) harassmant, including the use of pyrotechnics has shown effectiveness on several bird species, from seagulls to Muscovy Ducks to vultures. With special licensing, we can trap and remove woodpeckers that destroy your wooden house. We also specialize in bird dropping cleanup. Bird guano accumulation is not only unsanitary, but it can corrode building materials over time. We remove all droppings and nesting debris and disinfect, sanitize, fungicide, and deodorize the area using special cleaning products.
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There are thousands of types of birds in the world. They run the gambit of size from larger than a man to smaller than a mouse. They vary in colors, habits, and diet. For centuries man has been fascinated with birds. The ability to fly, their ability to sing, and their ability to fascinate us with their antics usually make them a welcome sight. Bird watching is a popular and entertaining activity in many cultures , but when these creatures come too close for comfort, or become aggressive it is a problem. When they can pose a serious health hazard, and begin taking up residence in our homes, they become a real nuisance. The following is a list of the more common types of nuisance birds that can be found around homes and businesses. Your local agricultural extension agency can give you more information of birds in your local area.
European Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)
The most common, nuisance bird species found in North America is the European Starling. Only the size of a Robin, these birds travels in large flocks which can consist of a hundred thousand birds. They are loud and obnoxious. Because so many Starlings will roost in a single area, they need to find large spacious buildings where they can stick together. Because Starlings travel in massive groups know as flocks, they pose a serious hazard to air travel. They are also responsible for millions in damages to farm operations each year .Their population in the U.S. is believed to be between 700 million to 1 billion birds. Each year Starlings can cause substantial loss of revenue in vineyards, orchards and berry farms. They belong to a family of birds usually referred to as “Black Birds”. These birds prefer to nest and eat the grain in barns and feed lots where their piles of droppings can pose a health hazard to both livestock and humans.
Rock Dove / Common Pigeon (Livia Colombia)
Pigeons are probably the best known and most recognized of all nuisance birds in the world. The Pigeon is a larger bird that loves to roost on rooftops and tall buildings. These birds are at home in urban and rural settings and are opportunistic feeders, eating anything they can find. This includes pet food, garden produce, garbage, or insects. Pigeons dropping feces in their roosting areas can spread disease to humans and livestock, as well as other wildlife. They can breed all year and have as many as 6 pairs of young each year. Living in close proximity with humans can result in both environmental and health hazards. Droppings can damage the finish on cars and other vehicles, as well as the paint job on buildings Pigeons living in barns and feed lots can contaminate the feed supply, causing a grave health hazard for both man and animal.
English sparrow (Passer Domesticus)
The English sparrow is not only the most prolific bird in North America, but the most abundant. Sparrows have been known to wipe out entire vineyards and decimate berry farms in a short period of time. This can cause severe financial problems for the growers. Sparrows are noisy and take over an area once established. They prefer travel in huge groups. Sparrows can breed throughout the year producing 4-7 offspring each breeding. They will often hide their nest in the very grapes and berry bushes they devour. They also nest in awkward places that can cause problems such as over doors, inside tailpipes or appliance vents, or in storage areas.
Western Gull (Larus Agentatus)
Found mostly on the US west coast, this type of Gull poses a serious health hazard to reservoirs and bodies of drinkable water. Because the most often feed at dumps, sewage holding and industrial areas, their droppings has been known to contain contaminates. They drop fecal matter while roosting at or near water reservoirs thereby contaminating the drinking water. This raises concern about a myriad of health hazards for man and animals. They have also been known to roost at airports commercial and private, as well as military bases, causing serious concerns about safe air travel.
Commonly called a Linnet, the House Finch prefers to its home where it can live undisturbed by man or animal. These birds are not known to live in urban settings, but are attracted to homes in more rural settings, especially those near wooded areas. House Finch can become a pest when it decides to nest too close to a door or window. They can create quite a mess with droppings, and when the eggs hatch, there is weeks of obnoxious chirping from the young. Because they prefer to be secluded they generally stay out of the attic and chimney, preferring to nest in trees, bushes, or potted plants.
Bird Tip of the Month: The Biology Of The Pigeon
Pigeons are one of the most common bird species that have spread to most continents throughout the world, and their adaptable nature and digestion means that they can survive in many different types of habitat. While most people will think of the pigeon as one species, there are actually over three hundred varieties of different pigeons to be found around the world, with the survival and spread of the species often matching that of the human population.
Pigeons are pest birds that have quite a range of species, but most are relatively small at less than a foot in length and with small heads that are on quite sturdy and stout bodies, with thin legs with three claws. While the most common species will have gray or dark blue feathers, there are often splashes of color on the plumage too.
Nesting pigeons can breed at any time of year, but are at their peak in the late spring and summer,with both parents contributing to the raising of the young. Two eggs are laid, and are then incubated by both parents for between seventeen and nineteen days. Once hatched, the young are fed by the parents for the first thirty days before they are able to leave the nest. In the wild, pigeons will live up to an average of six years.
With only a small number of areas in the world where the pigeon isn't present, the habitat is very varied, and in the wild the pigeons can nest in the branches of trees, while in urban areas they will often be found on window sills and in the eaves of large buildings.