Welcome to Bird Removal of Springfield! We specialize in the humane and effective resolution of human/bird conflicts in the Springfield metro region, and throughout Missouri. Whether you have a single bird in a building, or need to prevent pigeon roosting (and bird droppings) on a large architectural project, we can solve your Springfield bird problem effectively and professionally. We install exclusion materials to keep birds away, and even provide pigeon trapping as a means of Springfield bird removal. We are not a pest control company, but rather wildlife, bat, and bird specialists only. Click on our Springfield Prices page to find out more about our prices for bird control work. You can also read the topics addressed on this website to learn more about how to resolve your specific bird conflict. We look forward to hearing from you.
What should I do about pigeons in my chimney?
If there is a baby pigeon that has been confined in the chimney, it must be taken care of, so it can be taken alive. Their bones are still supple and they can be easily hurt or wounded by handling them in a rough manner. It might be of help to get them using a towel, it will ease their physical and mental stress as well. Even if the bird is not injured or hurt, you still need to take care of it when handling it, because it may bite you if threatened. You must wear gloves while doing this, especially if you will pick a big bird. It is just advisable to use the gardening gloves or be sure you have a thick towel. Big birds have powerful beaks, they can hurt you, so you also need to have protective glasses to prevent eye injuries.
Most of the birds shed feathers when they are under stress, if they lose their tail feathers, they can’t fly and these may take months to grow once again. They are also prone to stress and some of they may even die if handled by humans in the process of rescuing. When you try to do it yourself in catching the bird in the chimney, it will be best to hold the wings against the body, this will prevent the bird from flapping and make it feel more secure as well. A lot of birds feel comfy if their feet will be supported at times, so you can hold the wings while holding the feet at the same time.
Most of the birds can be contained for a while in a shoe box if hurt or injured. For big birds, you get a trash bin with a lid or the carry box meant for the cats if the bird is still alive. If you will be using a cardboard box, be sure that the lid has holes and the lid is also secure enough to prevent it from escaping. A towel at the bottom of the box will make the bird more comfortable. You can place the box anywhere as long as it is quiet and free from the pets and kids.
It is not important to give food and water if you will get the bird and rescue it. Try not to feed it forcefully, because it may be drowning and you must never offer cow’s milk. After making sure that the bird is safe, then you can call the wildlife bureau to get help. You can also call a rehabber to let him/her know that you have a pigeon with you and needs help. It is the job of the rehabber to check on the bird and give an ample care if needed before it will be released into its natural habitat once again.