Weaver’s Wildlife Control receives calls almost everyday from customers with nuisance bird issues. We provide nuisance bird removal services to residential communities, government agencies, power plants, food processing plants, grocery chains, department stores, and manufacturing plants of all types. We specialize in the control of Canada Goose, Seagulls, Pigeons, European Starlings, House Sparrows, Grackles, Woodpeckers, Muscovy Ducks, and Vultures. We do not control Federal Protected Migratory Bird Species!
Birds become a nuisance because of their fecal matter. Bird feces can pose a serious health risk to humans. It is very high in acid content and is known to erode metal structures rather badly. The acidic nature of bird droppings also degrades marble statues and building materials, potentially threatening structural integrity. Bird flock roosting presents various problems for business and government agencies such as messy sidewalks that need to be cleaned daily, equipment that bird droppings build up on that must be handled by employees, unsightly messes on sides of buildings and vehicles, and many other instances that effect a business financially. Someone has to pay to clean the sidewalks and equipment in order to make it safe for the employees to work. All this repetitive cleaning adds up to a large amount of money over the course of a year. This is why flock control is necessary. There are many health hazards associated with birds and their droppings. Histoplasmosis is the most serious and is caused by a fungus. Histoplasmosis is a lung infection caused by inhaling the spores of the fungus. Spores are often encountered in bird roosts(especially those that are outside or exposed to rain). The spores are airborne and may be inhaled when contaminated droppings are disturbed. Histoplasmosis spores are common so protect yourself before going near any bird droppings. Other diseases and parasites associated with nuisance birds include West Nile virus, Salmonellosis, St Louis Encephalitis, Gastroenteritis, Cryptococcosis, Lice, Mites, Fleas, Ticks and Bedbugs.
How are Nuisance Birds Controlled?
Controlling birds can be very difficult and very time consuming. Successful bird control starts with a quality inspection that involves checking all possible bird entry points and roosting sites. We will then make several quality recommendations on how to modify all entry points and roosting sites so that they become undesirable for the problematic birds. Bird control often leads to other problems that need to be addressed before the birds can be completely controlled or eliminated. Open ventilation pipes, unscreened access areas, inviting roosting areas, and the lack of natural predators can all lead to serious bird problems. The hardest part about controlling birds is that you very seldom physically remove the problematic birds. Most successful bird control programs revolve around some sort of habitat modification. Habitat modification can be as simple as screening all possible entry points in which birds have gained access to your home or building. Screen all exposed ventilation pipes. Install bird spikes on all possible roosting sites such as I-beam ledges and building corners. There is a lot more to bird control than what initially meets the eye.
Another common call we receive from our customers is birds building nests in the vents of their homes. There are many problems associated with having birds in the vents of your home. The biggest problem is lice, mites, fleas and ticks. When a bird has access to the vents of your home, the avian parasites will have direct access to your living areas. Once this happens you could have a full blown infestation and will require the services of a pest company. Buildup of nesting materials can also clog dryer vents and become a serious fire hazard to your home. Some other ways we control nuisance birds is by installing structural bird netting, installing roost shock tracks, installing anti-roosting spikes, installing wire deterrent systems, and by using gels and many other deterrents. One of the specialty services we offer is Bird Fogging. This is a process that uses both a fright factor and a slight chemical diversion to persuade birds such as Canada Goose and European Starlings to leave a specific area. This process is often used to prevent large flocks of birds from roosting on trees and buildings where sidewalks and walkways become contaminated with bird droppings. We also offer this service to local golf courses and schools for the control of Canada Goose. Weaver’s Wildlife Control is ecologically responsible, ensuring that only environmentally sound solutions and humane wildlife removal techniques are used for all nuisance bird control situations.