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Pest Control for Birds

General Information

Pest control for birds is quickly becoming a large part of Terminix Canada’s pest control services.

While birds are beautiful to admire from afar, they impose risks and threats to you when that distance closes. Birds cause damage to your home in a variety of ways. These include droppings, shed feathers, diseases, and parasites. Therefore, birds need to be removed from your business or residency immediately. Terminix Canada’s Newfoundland branch is dedicated to removing the dangers of a bird infestation in a safe and humane manner.

After inspecting and assessing your specific bird problem, Terminix Canada devises a removal plan that goes hand-in-hand with a permanent solution to stop them from returning. We work to provide you with an entirely humane solution, with a happy outcome for both you and the birds.

Starling Bird Facts

House starling removal service NewfoundlandStarlings are approximately 7 to 8 inches long. Their colour changes with the season. In the summer, they’re purplish black with an iridescent sheen. In the winter, they appear speckled.

Order/Family

Passeriformes/Sturnidae

Scientific Name

Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus

Biology

Starling eggs vary in colour from white to light blue. Starlings lay 2 to 8 eggs, and they require the same 12 to 14-day window to incubate. They have approximately 2 broods per year. Starlings leave the nest approximately 3 weeks after they hatch.

Behaviour

Starlings also like to nest in residential venting systems. The starling’s diet consists of insects, soft fruits, grains, and seeds. Their droppings contain a variety of disease-causing bacteria and fungi.

Starling Control

Do you have a starling problem? The most important step in pest control for birds is to have the area inspected to determine the species, population size, location of problem and equipment required by a professional pest control company. Since there are a variety of methods that can be used to eliminate these birds, such as trapping, netting and spike systems, it is important to contact a pest control company to determine the correct treatment for your situation.

Since these birds have a proclivity to nest in residential spaces including kitchens, bathrooms, dryers and oven vents, it is necessary to consult a credible pest control company to quickly eliminate birds from these areas and thus solve your starling problem.

Pigeons

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There are many types of pigeons, approximately 11 species in North America. This bird is approximately 13 inches long, with colours varying from white, to black with an iridescent sheen. All types of pigeons have a stocky body, short legs and neck, and a small head in common.

Order/Family

Columbiformes/Columbidae

Scientific Name

Columba livia Gmelin

Biology

Pigeons’ white eggs are laid one-to-two at a time and require approximately 18 days to incubate. The eggs are incubated by both parents, and approximately two to five broods are produced per year. Born featherless, the young are completely dependent on the parent birds for the first month for warmth and food. The young leave the nest approximately one month after they hatch. Pigeons live from 4 to 12 years.

Behaviour

Pigeons have become the most troublesome bird pest associated with buildings. They can nest in a variety of hard to reach locations, such as building ledges, signs, and air conditioners. Pigeons nest during all seasons, conditions permitting. They’ll feed on anything they can get their beaks on including garbage, vegetable matter, insects, and handouts. The pigeon’s very acidic droppings can cause significant damage to equipment, painted surfaces, marble, and limestone. Droppings can also contain a variety of disease-causing bacteria and fungi. Many of the parasitic mites associated with pigeons also bite humans.

Pigeon Control

Are you wondering how to get rid of pigeons? The most important step in pigeon control is to have the area assessed to determine the species, population size, location of problem, and equipment required. Since there are a variety of methods that can be used to for pigeon control, such as trapping, netting and spike systems, it is important to contact a pest control company to determine how to get rid of pigeons in your area.

House Sparrow Facts

The sparrow is approximately 6 inches long. Females and young are dull brown with a dirty white breast and brow.

House sparrow removal service Newfoundland

Order/Family

Passeriformes/Passeridae

Scientific Name

Passer domesticus

Biology

Sparrow eggs vary in colour from white to light blue. Each sparrow lays 5 to 6 eggs, and they require 10 to 14 days to incubate. They have approximately 2 to 3 broods per year.

Behaviour

Sparrows prefer to nest in protected man-made or natural environments, such as openings in structures, gutters, signs, and light fixtures. They will displace other birds from their nests and use it as their own. Sparrows frequently nest in kitchens, bathrooms, ovens, and dryer vents.

Sparrow Control

If you’re struggling to handle a sparrow problem, a professional pest control company can help. Control begins with an inspection to determine species, population size and the equipment required to remove them. After that, the correct removal techniques can be utilized, whether that involves common methods such as trapping, netting, and spike systems.

Sparrows are aggressive and competitive towards other birds by nature so that’s why they often seek human shelter. Worse still, they also don’t migrate further than 5 miles from their nesting sites to find food. Ultimately, the best way to remove them for good is to call Terminix Canada.


 
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