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Bird control services for homes and businesses

Birds can create a hazardous environment for both home and business owners. Adopting measures to get rid of birds sooner rather than later will ensure your home or business is protected against the hazards associated with pest birds.

Backed by over 85 years of global experience, our bird control and removal Technicians are experienced in dealing with pest birds for both residential and commercial locations. Our Technicians undertake regular training on the best technologies and processes.

Call Ehrlich today at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online for effective bird control services, including pigeon control solutions.

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Control birds: the Ehrlich way

Ehrlich offers bird control for both residential and commercial properties. No matter the property type, effective bird control requires the use of reliable and tested professional deterrents to ensure a long-term solution to any pest bird problem. Proper management can sometimes be complicated due to the severity of the problem and the location. Factors that determine the best method of control include:

At Ehrlich, we’re the experts in bird control for pest birds. We have a wide range of discreet, cost-effective, and humane control measures that will not harm the birds or disrupt your home or business.

Residential bird control

Ehrlich’s residential bird control includes inspection, exclusion, and/or preventative services. Your Technician will inspect the exterior of your home and report any susceptible areas that may benefit from exclusion, such as dryer vents, attic vents, holes, and gaps. You can combine our exclusion service with an ongoing preventative such as Avian Block™ or Bird-Out™, for effective and long-lasting bird control for your home and property.

Our aromatic bird repellents contain a naturally occurring non-toxic compound found in Concord grapes, Mandarin oranges, and other plants. It works by irritating the bird’s trigeminal nerve, causing the bird to relocate. It has a slight grape scent and does not negatively impact people or pets.

Birds sitting in a nest on the side of a home.

Why do I need bird control for my home?

Damage from pest birds cost homeowners millions of dollars each year. Birds can leave behind large quantities of corrosive droppings which can damage your roofing, car paint, and other surfaces. They can also nest in your grill and create messes in unwanted areas.

Birds carry several health risks that can negatively impact the health and well-being of people. A few common diseases associated with pest birds are:

  • Histoplasmosis - A fungus that grows in dried bird droppings.
  • Cryptococcosis - Caused by yeast found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings. Droppings contaminate the areas under roosting and nesting sites.
  • Salmonellosis - Can be traced to pigeons, starlings, and sparrows. The bacteria exist in bird droppings and dust from droppings can contaminate food and surfaces.
  • E.coli - Birds that peck on contaminated cow manure can then spread the bacteria, contaminating food and water supplies with which their droppings come in contact.

Commercial bird control

Your Ehrlich bird control Technician will work with you to develop a custom solution that is tailored to the needs of your business. We provide a range of bird proofing methods:

  • Exclusion solutions - Solutions such as netting, galvanized screening, sheet metal, and strip doors physically block access to areas that are favorable for roosting and nesting.
  • Perch modification systems - Wire deterrents, spike systems, and bird coil/spiders prevent birds from roosting and perching, coaxing them into areas of less concern.
  • Behavior alteration deterrents - These deterrent systems, such as sound dispersal and taste/smell repellent, condition the birds to avoid a particular area without harm.
  • Clean-up/sanitation services - Proper clean-up is essential and must be performed before any system installation. Federal, state, and OSHA regulations are always followed.
  • Pigeon trapping - Our proprietary trap entices birds into a stress-free environment with food, water, and shade. Our specialists perform humane removal in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.
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Why do I need bird control for my business?

Birds nest and roost in the internal structures around your facility, contributing to a negative outward impression of your company. Feathers and bird droppings, alongside the possibility of diseases being spread, can damage both your reputation and brand.

Most pest birds gain entry into premises through loading bay areas or damaged roofing. They are known to:

  • Cause property damage by dislodging roof tiles, blocking guttering, building nests, and leaving droppings that corrode building material.
  • Be aggressive and attack customers and employees, especially during the breeding season when they are defending their young.
  • Carry fleas, mites, ticks, lice, and other biting insects that can spread diseases and pose a serious health risk.

Frequently asked questions


  • What will keep birds away?

    Any type of bird deterrent product will help prevent birds from coming onto your property. Our residential products, Avian Block™ and Bird-Out™, are perfect solutions for your home, while our commercial products and deterrent methods will deter birds away from nesting near your business.


  • What is the best bird deterrent?

    The best bird deterrent depends on where you are placing the deterrent and if you are deterring birds from a home or business property. We offer various bird deterrent methods for both residential and commercial locations that provide excellent bird control and work to keep your property bird-free.


  • How do you stop birds from building nests?

    For residential properties, products like Avian Block™ and Bird-Out™, are perfect to prevent birds from building nests around your home. A deterrent like Optical Gel™ is a great method to keep birds away from commercial properties and will cause them to find another place to nest.


  • How do you remove nests?

    It is only recommended to remove a bird’s nest if there are no eggs or birds in it. Disturbing or relocating a nest with eggs in it will cause the parent bird to abandon the nest. If you notice there are no eggs in the nest, you can carefully remove the nest and dispose of it. For safe and proper bird nest removal, contact your local Ehrlich office.


  • How do you get rid of birds in your backyard?

    If you are experiencing an uncontrollable amount of birds in your backyard, your best bet is to work with a pest control company that specializes in residential bird control. Our Technicians will work with you to create a control plan to safely and humanely get rid of the birds in your yard.

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