Welcome to Bird Removal of Virginia Beach! We specialize in the humane and effective resolution of human/bird conflicts in the Virginia Beach metro region, and throughout Virginia. 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 Virginia Beach bird problem effectively and professionally. We install exclusion materials to keep birds away, and even provide pigeon trapping as a means of Virginia Beach bird removal. We are not a pest control company, but rather wildlife, bat, and bird specialists only. Click on our Virginia Beach 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.
How to inspect a house for pigeon entry holes
Inspecting a home to find pigeon entry holes is not quite as obvious as one might expect. Pigeons tend to find their way through very small holes that are not easily seen with the untrained eye. It is also important that you know exactly where to look for possible holes. The most obvious places to be looking for these holes would include the attic, the roof, and particularly the soffit. Other popular spots to inspect would include the gutter, ridge tiles, chimney breast and chimney pot.
The first place you should be looking is the roof and attic. You must do an exhaustive inspection of the roof void to identify if there are any nests and holes. When first inspecting the roof, you should take with you a powerful flashlight. Upon entering the attic, be sure to do the same. Search the attic or roof very carefully for any signs of birds and find and remove the nests by hand. Then close the attic access hatch behind you so that you are in complete darkness. This time, without switching on the flashlight, carefully look around taking a 360° view, and look for any signs of daylight.
Sooner than later you will most probably find holes through which the daylight can be seen. These might or might not appear big enough to allow an adult through. Remember that that pigeons can squeeze and manoeuvre their way through a very tiny hole indeed. Always be aware that a pigeon can squeeze through a hole that appears to be much smaller than its own body. When inspecting the soffit/attic/roof, you will need to look for any holes, no matter how small you imagine them to be. The entire area of the soffit/attic/roof must be inspected to ensure that no live birds are present, with particular attention to young birds in nests. When you find one of these holes, it is most likely the place where the pigeons are entering.
Subsequently, the area filled with holes must either be removed, replaced or repaired. But do not, at this point in the process, block the access holes. This amounts firstly to breaking the law and/or you trapping the live birds in the roof void. This can furthermore potentially cause an even greater problem than the initial problem of pigeons being there in the first place. Take caution to note that if birds are trapped in the void due to their entrance point being blocked, they will surely die. Within a matter of days the carcasses will become maggot infested and then you will have a serious health and safety problem on your hands. When you find pigeon holes in your home, it is also recommended that you seek the nearest wildlife rehabilitator.