Bird Removal & Control
There are many species of birds throughout the United States that can be classified as nuisance wildlife for one reason or another. Here are a few of the major culprits:
Pigeons – When it comes to cities, no bird is more common, or more annoying. Pigeons will roost just about anywhere. They will poop almost anywhere as well.
Exclusion – Physical deterrents are the best way to keep pigeons off your property. Many companies will suggest noise makers or other flashy means, but physical barriers are the way to go.
American Crow – Male and female crows look alike. They are 17 to 21 inches long and coal-black in color. The crow call is a loud caw. Crows are known to roost together at night which may help individual crows find food, attract a mate, and remain safe and warm. Crows usually use the same roost each night and roosts are usually in a heavily treed area.
Exclusion: Keep lids tightly secured on garbage cans and keep cans upright by fastening to a post. Trash cans may also be placed in tight-fitting bins, a shed, or a garage. Put garbage cans out for pickup in the morning. Don’t leave trash bags out without the protection of a can.
If you continue to have crow troubles, contact a reputable Wildlife Control Operator Near You.
Canada Geese – The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is one of the largest members of the Anatidae (waterfowl) family. Canada geese have a large degree of variation in size, travel habits, and location. Seven subspecies of greater Canada geese exist in North America ranging in weight from approximately 3 to 24 pounds.
Exclusion: The following techniques may be used to harass geese, where safe and legal to do so. However, some may not be legal in all areas: Noisemaking Devices, Visual Devices, High Pressure Water Spray Devices, Chemical Repellants, Nest Destruction
It is illegal to remove and relocate geese without a Trap/Transport Permit. A District Wildlife Biologist issues this permit. Trapping and removal will be conducted only during the bird’s flightless period (molt), which will occur from about mid-June through early July. The only exception to this will be if a human safety or health hazard exists. Once a Trap/Transport Permit is obtained, landowners can trap and relocate geese themselves or hire trained, permitted nuisance animal control personnel to provide the service.
Hawks – Hawks have very broad, rounded wings and a short, wide tail. They often soar without flapping their wings.
Exclusion: Many problems can be eliminated by simply housing free-roaming poultry in a coop or fenced enclosure. Chicken wire, nylon netting, or snow fencing can be used for this purpose. Hawks that roost inside a building should be scared off with harassment techniques. Then close off all entrances to prevent the birds from re-entering. A Reputable Wildlife Control Company will be able to spot the entrance points and exclude hawks from re-entering.
Hawks are regulated state and federal laws which prevent the capture, killing, or possession of hawks without a special permit. Lethal strategies require a permit and should be undertaken with the guidance of the Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Agency. No permits are required to scare depredating migratory birds except for endangered or threatened species.
Ducks, Vultures, Mute Swans, Woodpeckers and many other birds cause issues for many people.
Find a company to help you remove your unwanted nuisance birds.