Common types of blackbirds found throughout the United States include common grackles, red-winged blackbirds, and brown-headed cowbirds. Because these birds share many similar behaviors, they are often seen roosting and feeding in large groups together, along with other species of blackbirds and starlings. Blackbirds can be a nuisance for homeowners; if you are facing a blackbird issue at your home or business, please call Critter Control of Ann Arbor today or use our contact form!

Professional Blackbird Control

Because the migratory birds often flock together in large numbers, trapping is not the best option for blackbird removal. In order to remove infestations of blackbirds from your property, we recommend you contact a trained wildlife removal specialist.

Our professional technicians have the resources and training to safely and efficiently take care of blackbird problems of any size. Trying to remove any wild animal without the aid of a professional can be dangerous, and blackbirds are no exception.

Control and Safety

Most species of blackbirds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918; however, the law allows individuals to eliminate blackbirds that pose a threat to their crops or property. The most common and effective methods of blackbird control include frightening the birds with loud noises or playing bird distress calls over loudspeakers.

Birds typically are found roosting in trees or building exteriors and do not enter human habitations, unless the structure is appealing to them. Rotten fascia and soffit boards, along with missing/broken attic vents, allow birds to invade attics. Some birds in rural areas may nest in the rafters of open barns or along the exterior ledges of buildings, which causes problems when their droppings bombard pedestrians below.

Damage

Damage caused by blackbirds eating crops and seeds totals millions of dollars each year in the United States and is increasingly a problem. The birds can also transmit diseases such as toxoplasmosis, encephalitis, and salmonella in urban areas. Insect pests and parasites may use the birds as host animals, and nesting materials may clog drains and gutters. Blackbirds do not typically attack people.

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Blackbirds
The term blackbird loosely refers to a diverse group of about 10 species of North American birds that belong to the subfamily Icterinae. The various species of blackbirds have several traits in common.
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