Birds can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi. There are several diseases associated with bird nest material. Just like with bat guano you can contract. Histoplasmosis when inhaling the airborne spores of the nest. The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, and wood peckers.
Types of Nuisance Birds in Michigan
Pigeons: Nicked named the dirty bird for a reason. Pigeons are one of the most common nuisance birds in Michigan, especially with commercial buildings. Pigeons are very adaptive to the city life and urban environments. Pigeons are known for roosting on signs, ledges, on top of buildings, and everywhere else. Their nesting material and droppings are filled with diseases such as histoplasmosis. It is important to control these birds, before they take control of you. We provide many pigeon control services throughout the state of Michigan.
Chimney Swifts: These are the annoying sounds you hear coming from your fireplace. There is generally a nest of young living in your chimney stack screeching away. After about a month or so the birds should leave on there own. We recommend just leaving this birds until they fly out and then capping the chimney. There really is no way to get to the nest, or least without harming the young. However once the birds are gone it may be best to have a company clean out your chimney.
Starlings: Will choose to nest in homes and buildings. They typically nest in exhaust vents, gable vents, eaves, and large construction gaps on homes. They can cause property damage and pose a health risk to humans. They carry fleas, mites, and other parasites. Their droppings can also be harmful to humans and the uric acid can cause structural damage. Starlings are an unprotected bird in Michigan and do great damage. It is important to control these birds before they take over your home.
Sparrows:These tiny little birds can fit into small construction gaps creating nest in several locations on your home. Often a bird exclusion is needed in order to exclude these birds from their nesting area. Simple cone shaped one way doors and repairs of other potential nesting areas can solve your sparrow problem. Sparrows can also be a nuisance to building owners. In Michigan this is one of the most common bird problems we encounter. Typically spring is when sparrows in Michigan do most of their damage.
Wood Peckers: most annoying birds to home owners. These birds peck on your home for a few reasons; You might have a termite or carpenter ant problem and the birds arelooking for food. It is understood by some experts that horizontal pecking patterns indicates the birds are looking for food. If the pecking pattern is in a vertical format the birds could be looking for food but often they are looking for somewhere to live. Sometimes the birds will just peck a couple of times a year for matting purposes. You will hear this on gutters and other hard surfaces.
Bird Control Solutions- How to Get Rid of Birds
Bird removal is much like bat removal. Find the entry point and nesting area. Install a one way exclusion device. Cone shaped tubes work great, or bird netting is effective as well. Just like bat removalits always important to seal off any other potential entry points on the home. If you can get to the nest its very important to remove it. Sometimes this requires removing the whole soffit or remove the nest under the gable in the attic.
We specialize in bird removal and bird control. We can prevent birds from getting into your home, attic, fireplace, and vents by doing all of the necessary repairs. Flashing eaves, screening gable vents, capping chimneys, fixing soffits, bird netting and capping exhaust vents. Below are solutions we use to get rid of birds and keep them out.
Birds in a Bathroom or Dryer Vent
90 percent of our bird removal or control calls come because the home owner has noticed birds in the bathroom or dryer vent. Either they smell dead birds or see them fly in and out. We often have to remove the nest from inside the attic, but sometimes we can remove and sanitize the nesting area from out doors. We cap all of our bathroom vents with the appropriate cap or screen to allow for good ventilation.
Birds in Loading Docks- Bird Netting Jobs
For birds nesting in rafters in loading docks and other open structures, may require bird netting to exclude and keep the birds out. We have been to Costco and other car part manufacturing companies to install bird netting for bird control. This requires every last square inch to be sealed off or the birds will find an opening. For this job the bird droppings were getting all over the car parts.
Bird Spikes to Prevent Nesting
We have been to several homes and buildings to prevent birds from nesting and landing on structures. Birds like to nest on all types of structures like commercial building signs, building ledges, under roof lines, and above down spouts. Installing bird spikes will prevent birds from landing in these areas. Once the birds learn about these spikes they will fly away and move to other structures for nesting.
Sometimes the only solutions to getting rid of birds from a building or rooftop is to set traps. This is typical for pigeons or birds in buildings. We often have to set traps inside of Costco buildings and on top of commercial buildings to trap pigeons. We typically have to set multiple traps or re-bait the traps several times in order to catch all of the birds. Bird trapping can be difficult and usually done by a professional bird trapper.
Bird Nest Clean-Up- Attic Restoration
Birds can nest in all types of areas. Your attic is a main area birds like to nest. In doing so they bring in all sorts of material like straw, hay, garbage, etc. Birds are dirty pest and their droppings contain bacteria and fungi. These contaminated nest in you attic can be a major health issue for humans. One of our specialties is attic restoration. Includes clean-up, sanitizing and adding insulation.
Bird repellents or bird gels are often used to prevent birds from roosting or nesting. Areas where bird spikes can not be installed we use bird gel so it can not be seen. We like to use bird gels on the end of peaks on roofs. The uric acid in bird droppings will rot away the shingles. Bird gel can not be used everywhere as it will melt when it gets too hot outside. This product must be used carefully on homes and buildings.
Bird deterrents such as scary eye balloons, predator decoys, Irri-Tape and laser products are all good to keep birds off of structures. We typically use these for areas we can not install bird spikes or put down bird gel. These work good especially for stucco and wood sided homes. Birds create holes all over the house and the only way to keep them off is to install bird deterrents.
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