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How to get rid of birds

Certain bird species can create concerns for people when they inhabit an area in close proximity to residential or commercial properties. Bird droppings and nesting material can create many health and safety concerns for homeowners, and can also result in a considerable loss of product and an increase in maintenance costs for business owners. Getting rid of birds can be a real problem for any property owner and may require bird control services. Let us do it for you!


Our bird inspection and control process

At Ehrlich, we use a combination of deterrent, trapping, removal, and exclusion techniques that will effectively and efficiently ensure that the birds will not return to cause more damage. Our experienced Technicians will always identify the best bird removal solution for your individual needs. They are trained to identify protected species and will get rid of pest birds both safely and humanely. Our process includes:

  • Consultation - We will consult with you about what bird issues you are having. Your knowledge of where the trouble spots are will help us determine where we need to concentrate our efforts.
  • Inspection - After discussing the situation with you, your Technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your property. Our Technicians look for nests, the birds themselves, and their access points.
  • Removal - An Ehrlich Technician will implement a deterrent method and humanely get rid of the birds and nests. Our goal is to make sure your property looks clean and free of the debris and mess that birds leave behind.
  • Prevention - Once we remove the birds and determine why they are using your property for their nests, we’ll work with you to find a prevention method that will stop them from returning.

Ehrlich’s bird deterrent methods

Ehrlich bird control Technicians are trained to find and get rid of pest birds and provide you with options to prevent their return. Ehrlich uses the latest, most humane methods to prevent birds from returning.

Bird netting

Residential and Commercial Solution

Our bird nets are designed to provide 100% exclusion of birds. They aim to keep pest birds from roosting and nesting in areas. Each bird netting job is unique and can be customized to suit your bird control needs.

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Bird netting

Bird spikes

Residential and Commercial Solution

Bird spikes offer an immediate and effective solution to get rid of pest bird species. Our bird spike systems are installed on man-made surfaces where birds perch, preventing them from landing and ultimately deterring them from an area.

Bird spikes

Avian Block™

Residential and Commercial Solution

Avian Block™ is an ideal solution for light to moderate bird activity in covered, semi-enclosed areas that aren’t directly exposed to the elements. Offering protection for up to three months, Avian Block™ can easily fit behind shutters and in voids, or under eaves, umbrellas, awnings, carports, and covered entries.

*This product is not available in all geographical areas. Contact your local Ehrlich office for more information.

avian block


Residential and Commercial Solution

Bird-Out™ is an excellent solution to get rid of birds in open areas such as perimeters around pools, boating docks, play areas, decks, pergolas, sports courts, parking pads, or any problem area on the exterior of a home or business. This weather-resistant bird repellent is great for light to moderate bird activity and provides up to 60 days of ongoing bird protection.

*This product is not available in all geographical areas. Contact your local Ehrlich office for more information.

bird out

Electric bird deterrents

Residential and Commercial Solution

This is a cost-effective and discreet solution to keep pest birds away. The system can be used as a deterrent on any flat surface to exclude birds completely and prevent damage to your property. It is ideal for use on parapets, roof peaks, beams, ledges, etc.

jolt flat track

Bird trapping

Commercial Solution

Humane live trapping and removal of birds can be effective in some circumstances. This service will include routine visits to ensure that food, water, and shade are available for any trapped birds, as well as removal.

bird trap

Optical gel

Commercial Solution

This multi-sensory bird repellent gets rid of birds using sight, smell, and touch. Birds see fire or smoke where this product is placed, even though there is no fire or smoke present. They smell peppermint oil, which they hate, and the gel is sticky to touch. It can be used on ledges, signs, balconies, soffits, beams, skylights, roofs, AC units, and in enclosed spaces.

optical gel

Grid systems

Commercial Solution

Grid systems are used to keep birds out of certain areas. A fine mesh fabric of cabling or wire is used to stretch over a surface to prevent birds from landing.

grid system on roof

Tips for getting rid of pest birds

Although you cannot stop birds from visiting your property, there are easy steps you can take to reduce the conditions that birds may find attractive on your property.

Remove food sources

  • Do not use bird feeders
  • Keep trash areas away from structures and ensure those areas are clean and well-managed
  • Ensure trash cans have tight-fitting lids
  • Clean up any outdoor food or product spills quickly
  • Post signage at your business to encourage people not to feed the birds
  • For restaurants, bus outdoor dining areas as quickly as possible after services


  • Regularly mow and maintain lawns
  • Keep shrubs and trees trimmed and open to prevent nesting
  • Keep areas under shrubs free of vegetation and debris to eliminate potential nesting areas
  • Install a fence, barrier, or perimeter fence around bodies of water where possible to discourage geese

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.

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 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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