Bird Removal and Control in Seattle
Bird in the Home: Sometimes a bird will get stuck inside a home. In the photo to the right, we see a Chimney Swift. It flew down the chimney and into the house, and got stuck. I carefully removed it and
let it free outside.
Pigeons: The most common nuisance bird that we deal with is pigeons. Pigeons are common in urban areas of Seattle. They like to roost on various urban structures, such as beams, ledges, and store signs. There,
they poop all over the place. This defecation is of particular concern in public areas, not just because it is unsightly, but because it is unsanitary.
Nuisance Concerns: The most relevant problem involving birds, pigeons in particular, is that they leave their droppings behind. In the case of pigeons, these droppings may accumulate and create unsanitary
conditions. Add the fact that pigeons usually roost in busy urban areas, and it means that he droppings are inconveniently located. If the droppings accumulate over time inside a structure, they can grow the
fungus that can cause the lung infection histoplasmosis.
Pigeons In Your House? What Are The Removal Methods? - A lot of debate takes place about how to properly remove pigeons from your property without causing any harm to the birds and to yourself, as a home owner. However, it seems that pigeons in your house and their removal methods are not always efficient, as most of the so called traditional methods fail in most cases. If you are not ready to call a professional exterminator just yet, there are some humane methods to keep the pigeons at bay. Keep in mind that these methods are not always efficient and they do not present any guarantees that the pigeons will not return back.
One of the pigeons in your house removal methods that some people like is to use pigeon spikes, which are roof modifications meant to prevent pigeons from landing on your house. However, they may choose other places to fly around, and investing in this otherwise humane method can be costly. Another method would be to use some kind of repellant, but so far, chemistry knowledge has brought nothing new in this field: what hurts pigeons can hurt other animals, as well, and even humans. Netting can be used for preventing pigeons to land, but, again, this may be costly especially if youíre looking to make sure they canít land on a large area. In truth the two best methods are both the netting and needle strips.
What Equipment is needed to exclude a Pigeon?
There are many ways that can be used to get rid of a Pigeon. While baited traps do not exactly work well with birds, there is still other equipment that can be used to trap and eliminate pigeons. While some of this equipment can only chase away, some can also capture and leave you to do what you want with the live pigeon.
One way funnels are the best way to capture pigeons while they are alive. Just set up the one way funnels in the known openings of where the pigeons pass. When the pigeons have passed through the wide end, they cannot turn back and so they will exit the funnel through the narrow end. The narrow exit is always the entry to the cage and thus leads the pigeons into the cages. After you have captured a few of them, you can then pull down the cages and then decide what you will do with them.
Spikes are very important assets when trying to eliminate pigeons. Not only are they lethal, but also do not need monitoring or turning on. Just place the anti-bird spikes on known pigeon spots and then leave them there. The spikes ensure that the birds cannot land as they will get pierced on their legs. Also, it kills any birds that might unknowingly fall on it. If this happens, just remove the spikes and clean them before resetting them again.
Electronic wires have been used for a long time to keep our farms free of animals like rodents. However, if you buy the right kind of mesh wire, even pigeons and other birds can be electrocuted. Just ensure that the mesh wire is placed on the spots where the pigeons step on and this will effectively send them away. Just ensure the amount of current in the mesh is just enough to send them away and not kill them.
Many pest control services use net traps to capture insects and also small birds. However, pigeons can also be capture using this method. Just ensure that the net is strong enough to hold the bird. The limitation with this kind of equipment it that there has to be many pigeons for you to stand a chance of capturing a single pigeon.
Water sprinkler jets
These are very essential when you have to dispel the pigeons from a wall or a barn. Just switch on the water and they will be scampering away within minutes. The limitation with this method is that you cannot do it in your house since the water may damage you belongings. But it still remains to be a cheap way to eliminate pigeons from your home.
This is a professional wildlife removal company based in Seattle Washington. We provide pest control for wild animals only, not extermination of insects. If you have nuisance critters that you need to
get rid of, we can humanely take care of the problem.