PLEASE NOTE: We do not remove dogs, cats, mice or rats.
Humane Bird Control
When we think about intrusive wildlife, we tend to think of skunks, raccoons, bats, squirrels, but rarely think of birds. In truth, birds are just another type of unwanted wildlife that can cause you and your property issues, which is why we at Nuisance Wildlife Control have specialized in removing birds, as well.
While there’s nothing wrong with keeping birds with the use of birdbaths or bird feeders (which can actually be beneficial for your yard), there are such things as invasive or nuisance birds. These are birds that are in some way damaging your property or wrecking havoc around your home. Most commonly, the birds we remove are pigeons, sparrows, gulls, starlings, and so on.
How do we remove birds?
First of all, we want to assure you that at Nuisance Wildlife Control, we focus on the humane and safe removal of any wild animal. What does that mean? It means that we only use humane and non-lethal traps or exclusion devices that will solve your bird infestation, without actually harming the animal itself.
Just because an animal is bothering you, that shouldn’t mean you kill it. After all, these birds are just looking for food and shelter like most of us.
When it comes to removing birds from your property, the first thing we’ll need to do is inspect your particular situation. This will allow our team of wildlife removal experts to determine the best approach in your particular case. We do have a bunch of different options for safely removing or deterring birds from returning.
- Bird netting – As the name suggests, we install a bird net (very fine-looking, very discreet), that will block the bird’s path, and prevent it from returning to your home. While bird netting can be a tad expensive, it’s well worth it, since it’s one of the most effective bird deterrents out there.
- Bird spikes – A lot of people mistakenly assume bird spikes are something inhumane and painful. As you might guess, bird spikes are literally metal spikes that we attach to ledges, fencing, roofs, and other areas that birds might perch on. These are designed to trigger a bird’s defensive mechanism. Recognizing the danger, a bird won’t try to sit on the spikes, but rather look for a new home, which makes bird spikes quite efficient, while also harmless.
- Trapping – Depending on the situation, our wildlife removal team might decide that actual bird traps may be necessary. Once again, these traps are non-lethal, and simply capture the aviary, and then release it in a safe environment. We are able to trap multiple birds in one trapping session, thus efficiently ridding your property of nuisance birds.
Of course, our wildlife removal professionals might suggest other bird removal methods, such as electrical deterrents, which are often installed around a home or a business, to keep birds at bay. While this may sound cruel, as with the bird spikes, the electrical deterrents are actually very low and don’t cause any actual harm to the bird. It just discourages birds from nesting on your property.
If you keep having bird problems…
Maybe you need to consider why. Most commonly birds will be attracted to your property in search of food, or a comfy nesting space. So simply reducing possible food sources on your property, or regularly cleaning up areas like the roof can diminish the attraction. We also suggest that you clean up your trees regularly, and check for bird nests.
Often, even if the bird isn’t bothering you per se, its presence can attract other unwanted wildlife, like snakes, or rats.
Are you struggling with a bird invasion?
Then why not reach out to our team at Nuisance Wildlife Control for a free estimate today? You can contact us online, or over the telephone. Our wildlife removal professionals serve most of the Northern Alabama region. We have locations in Decatur, Madison, and Huntsville, AL, at the moment, and we are looking forward to helping you. What’s more, our team of experts will also be able to advise you on preventive measures, and how to avoid bird troubles in the future.
So if a bird or family of birds is bothering you, give us a call today!