Birds are an important part of our natural environment in the area. As predators, they feed on insects, rodents, worms, fish and countless other animals. Game birds, songbirds, hawks, and other bird species contribute to outdoor recreation and the overall enjoyment of nature. It's best to contact Critter Control of Ann Arbor because birds are afforded considerable protection by laws, regulations and public sentiment that controls what kind of bird control can be implemented.
Common Bird Issues
The three birds that most often become pests in the United States in urban areas are pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows. If you have ever tried to get rid of pigeons, you know just how difficult it can be to try to remove these nuisance birds. When blackbirds and crows roost in suburban areas, they become pests and result in bird control or bird proofing. Woodpeckers may peck holes into house siding while looking for insects, to make nest cavities and to communicate with other woodpeckers. Seagulls can feed on food-plants, and they roost and nest on large flat roofs with crushed stone.
Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man's interests, depending upon time, location and activity, and certain birds (sparrows, woodpeckers, waterfowl, pigeons and blackbirds) are more likely to become pests and require bird proofing and bird control. Common situations that require bird proofing methods are:
- Feeding on agricultural products
- Roosting or nesting around human habitations
- Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods
- Noise, droppings, odor, and feathers
- Diseases or ectoparasites affecting man including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis
- Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions
Trying to control birds can be a very difficult task. Their mobility and high nesting areas are a challenge for most people and businesses to deal with. The secret to controlling birds is to deny them places to land and nest on and around your building. Another method of controlling birds is to trap the current roosting birds, immediately ending the problems they cause. It is more likely, however, that our experts will do both of these things to ensure that we can control your bird problems.
The best bird control and bird proof approaches emphasize deterrents, exclusion or modification of buildings. Critter Control’s knowledgeable technicians have several bird control methods to bird proof your home or help to get rid of birds that congregate on municipal and commercial buildings in urban settings. We will work with you to bird proof your property in a humane method with a bird control plan.
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