Bird Control and Bird Proofing Programs
Birds are an important part of our natural environment. As predators, they feed on insects, rodents, worms, fish and countless other animals. Game birds, songbirds, hawks, and other bird species contribute to outdoor recreation and the overall enjoyment of nature. As wonderful as birds can be, certain species can also cause damage to property by nesting in your attic and venting. Call the professionals at Critter Control of Columbus if you are having trouble with birds around your home or business. You can also contact us by using our online form.
Birds That Cause the Most Problems and the Damage They Can Cause
The three birds that most often become pests in the United States in urban areas are pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows. If you have ever tried to get rid of pigeons, you know just how difficult bird control and bird proofing can be. Other birds, from hawks to swallows, may occasionally cause unexpected and unusual pest problems and require bird control. When blackbirds and crows roost in suburban areas they become pests and result in bird control or bird proofing. Woodpeckers may peck holes into house siding looking for insects, to make nest cavities and to communicate with other woodpeckers. Seagulls can feed on food-plants, and they roost and nest on large flat roofs with crushed stone.
Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man's interests, depending upon time, location and activity, and certain birds (sparrows, woodpeckers, waterfowl, pigeons and blackbirds) are more likely to become pests and require bird proofing and bird control. Pest bird situations that require bird control and bird proofing include:
- Feeding on agricultural products
- Roosting or nesting around human habitations
- Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods
- Noise, droppings, odor, and feathers
- Diseases or ectoparasites affecting man including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis
- Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions
How to Get Rid of Birds and Bird Proof Your Home and Business
Controlling birds is a difficult task. Their mobility and high nests are a challenge for most people and businesses to deal with. The secret to controlling birds is to deny them places to land and nest on and around your building. Another method of controlling birds is to trap the current roosting birds, immediately ending the problems they cause. It is more likely, however, that our experts will do both of these things to ensure that we can control your bird problems.
The best bird control and bird proof approaches emphasize deterrents, exclusion or modification of buildings. Critter Control’s knowledgeable technicians have several bird control methods to bird proof your home or help to get rid of birds that congregate on municipal and commercial buildings in urban settings. We will work with you to bird proof your property in a humane method with a bird control plan. We use other bird deterrents in rural and agricultural settings for bird control.
Please contact us today to learn how we will safely relocate birds and for more information on bird control and bird proofing. We can get birds out of your house!Request a Quote