Bird problems are uncomfortable situations for every property owner or tenant. They can create nests and nuisance in areas where it can be very hard to reach. For this reason, you need a professional company with experience in the pest and bird control industry. Let me give you a quick summary of how our process is.
Make an evaluation form for areas, species of bird, use a camera to show customer, use binoculars for evaluation, use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including dust mask and goggles. Also, we will speak with customer for his opinion on the bird problem.
There are two types of birds, protected and not protected by government, here are some examples:
Secondary infestation from birds can include pests like bird mites, and bat bugs.
For control products: Ledge, & Sensory reduction exclusion products are commonly recommended. However, every situation is different so your technician will inform you of the best recommendation after the initial inspection is completed.
The first step to eliminate a bird problem is that you must clean and sanitize the areas where birds perch or nest.
Use exclusion, reduction, sensory, sound products to keep bids away.
To reduce number of birds the use of traps: Ex. Sparrow charmer to attract them into traps.
Also use sensory products to exclude birds: Ex. fogging, laser.
Sound deterrents: Ex. use speakers.
Pigeons can carry same diseases as rats, they can reproduce around 12 times per year, these are not protected and cause much damage. They imprint area with pheromones therefore area must be cleaned and sanitized, they mature very fast. For elimination nests must be removed and the use of spikes coils, bird wire shock wires, bird slide, optical gel are sometimes recommende. Since they are not protected, they can be controlled with no limitations.
Gulls which can reproduce around 3 times or more per year and live around 25 years, these birds are protected. They also create a health risk to humans, cause property damage, have a strong reclamation of their area’s instinct. They also imprint w/ pheromones, usually 4m eggs/ nest, and their droppings are big. These birds are protected so you they cannot be trapped. A problem area can be resolved by eliminating nesting area and cleaning and sanitizing. Deterrents for gulls: Daddy long legs, grid wire, shock track system, flashing lights stealth netting, optical gel (which is commonly the best option).
Woodpeckers are protected birds for which you cannot remove eggs, but you can relocate nest. They have a strong reclaim instinct of their area based on pheromones which imprints area. 10 eggs per nesting cavity, trapping them is not allowed. Deterrents for these are PVC mesh stealth, net, optical gel (specific to woodpeckers).
Mud Swallows: A very protected species. Stricter from October 1st until the start of spring. During spring you can remove the nest and can take down partially built nests. Fines for removing during the rest of the year is up to $10,000 dollars. Must remove imprint with approved chemicals, these birds can be up to seven in a nest. Do not use traps you need to get them to abandon the property. You must treat areas for two seasons to permanently remove them or else they come back. They usually nest in the shade. Deterrents are PVC mesh, shock flex track bird slide and/or stealth net, optical gel.
Starlings: They are cavity dwellers and will remove other species from nest. Their main food are seeds, they will displace native birds. Usually have severe droppings, and debris. They have strong nesting imprint and usually 5 per nest. Trapping them is not very effective, fer deterrent use mesh or optical gel.
Sparrows: These are a long-term challenge to remove and has a moderate reclaim instinct. Imprint comes from their droppings. For these you can use traps, due to the fact that they can cause property damage.
Some other good ideas to keep in mind:
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