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How to Get Rid of Birds

A bird infestation can result in damage to your property and become a major nuisance. How do you get rid of pest birds and prevent them from returning?

In North America, there are several birds that are considered pests, depending on where you live and the climate conditions. Likely the most common pest bird encountered in urban areas, pigeons prefer to be around lots of people and buildings.

Seagulls can cause tremendous damage near areas with bodies of water. 

Seagulls and pigeons are particularly opportunistic. They will eat just about anything. They will also pick over the garbage or trash that has been left in alleys or by the street. Exposed garbage bags or unsecured garbage cans create an enticing opportunity for them

Around homes sparrows and starlings can be bird infestation culprits. Like pigeons and seagulls, starlings and sparrows are scavengers, but they are nest-builders. They will look for anything they can use to build nests, from paper to plants to general trash. Both starlings and sparrows will weave these bits and pieces into nests that can be placed just about anywhere and can cause damage to the roof or eaves.

Keep Birds Away

Once you have some idea of what birds are looking for, you can do things that will make your property less attractive to them. For example:

  • Clean up debris - birds love areas that are littered with paper, plant debris, weeds, grass, twigs and other things they can easily pick up and use for their nests. Keeping areas near your buildings or home can make your property less attractive and more likely the birds will go elsewhere
  • Lock up food - if you often throw away food in garbage bags or use garbage cans that have either no lids or unsecure lids, then you may want to change those habits. Make sure food waste is locked up tight and sealed up to prevent birds from getting at it.
  • Remove access points - birds can use ledges, window sills, cracks in wood, eaves and holes in the roof to build their nests. By adding deterrents, sealing up holes and making those places less attractive to birds, you can stop them from using them as nesting places.

Ehrlich’s Deterrent Methods

Ehrlich bird control specialists are trained to find and remove pest birds and provide you with options to prevent their return. Ehrlich uses the latest, most humane methods to prevent birds from returning. These include:

Bird spikes - eliminate those spaces that birds like to use to build nets on eaves, ledges and roofs. Most species of bird will find somewhere else to nest.

Bird netting - placed over areas where birds can become a problem. Birds will not have access to the ground or the areas to build nests or cause problems for people using the property.

Bird wire systems - these are close relatives to bird netting, but instead of fabric nets these are metal wire systems.

Electronic bird deterrents - administer a mild shock to birds trying to nest in the area. The shock is low level and will deter the bird without causing serious harm.

Contact Ehrlich for Bird Control Today

An Ehrlich technician can discuss all of our removal and deterrent solutions. We can also offer advice on how to make your property less attractive to pest birds and how you can prevent them from causing damage.

Call 1-800-837-5520 or use our online form to schedule an appointment today. We’ll help you with your bird problem fast and provide a reliable solution.

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