Many people may not consider birds a problem, but the truth is that several species of birds pose a health and safety threat to humans and the communities in which they live. While some birds are more problematic than others, almost all are carriers of disease. For this reason, you should never let large bird populations take up residence near or in your home. If you do notice signs of a bird infestation, contact bird control services near you for help handling the situation in the most humane and efficient way possible.
Canada is home to hundreds of bird species. If you are planning to enlist the services of a bird pest control company, it is helpful to know which type of species with which you’re dealing so the attending technician can best serve you. There are common birds that are most problematic to homeowners and business owners. Some of them include:
While you may appreciate seeing birds feeding at your feeders or swooping through your yard, it’s important that you do not let them linger for too long. Birds of all types — especially urban dwellers such as pigeons, starlings and sparrows — are large carriers of disease. In fact, the health risks associated with urban birds are similar to those associated with rodents, with many harbouring over 60 different types of infectious diseases and more than 40 parasites.
How do you know if you have an infestation that warrants a call for our Truly Nolen Canada pest removal services? It is helpful to understand the behaviours of common problem birds.
The most obvious signs of a bird problem include bird droppings on your pavement, vehicles, or outdoor furniture. You may also want to look for moisture and mould along your ceilings. Birds that nest in attics may do their business indoors, thereby causing a moisture problem.
Another sign of a bird problem is nesting. For many species, nesting is more difficult to identify, as birds like to nest in out-of-sight places. These include air ducts, pipes, exhaust fans, chimneys, ventilation systems, beams, signage and peaked roofs. When looking for signs of nesting, look not just for the nests themselves but also, for nesting materials. Common nesting materials include foliage, insulation, screening, threads from outdoor rugs, and other similar items. If you notice any of these materials lying around, or if you find a nest, contact your local bird control services.
There is never a time in Canada when residents don’t notice one or several bird species on their properties. For this reason, we have developed a four seasons bird program that consists of the following:
We use safe traps and non-toxic bait to attract problem birds without putting your children or pets at risk.
We carefully remove nesting materials and nests and seal them in bags for safe disposal.
Once your property is free of nests and birds, we thoroughly clean and disinfect all problem sites.
Finally, we implement prevention measures, which we tailored to your unique property and needs.
You can do your part to keep problem birds at bay by modifying your landscape to stop drawing in birds, removing stacked materials and filling in cracks and depressions.
At Truly Nolen, we take a humane approach to bird removal. We are familiar with the many bird species that make their homes in Canada, and we use this knowledge to safely relocate them to areas better suited to their natural behaviours and tendencies. Because we value our technicians’ health and safety, we use special tools and equipment that help prevent contamination and the further spread of disease.
Whether you recently noticed a bird problem or you want to prevent a previously eradicated one, enlist the help of our bird pest control team. Truly Nolen Canada is here to provide a safe, effective and humane way to deal with your bird problem.