Bird Removal Services | Getting Rid Of Birds

September 29th, 2014

Do You Have A Bird Problem?

It’s difficult for us to consider birds as pests, yet they’re considered one of the worst. The majority of us have all seen Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie “The Birds” right—a 1963 masterpiece? “It’s the apocalyptic story of a northern California coastal town filled with an onslaught of seemingly unexplained, arbitrary and chaotic attacks of ordinary birds.” (Film site) Well, before we have a reenactment of the movie Birds, let’s get rid of your bird problem as soon as possible! Possible bird problems in homes here in Southwest Florida are as follows:

  • Birds can nest in chimney’s
  • Birds can nest in attic spaces
  • Birds build their nests in gutters
  • Birds build their homes in vents

Native bird nests, eggs, and babies are protected by law and cannot be moved or destroyed, Starlings and House Sparrows are not protected and you may legally remove them from your home or building. (Audubon)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a health risk associated with birds, is the accumulation of bird droppings, feathers and debris under a roost. Among the fungal diseases associated with bird and bat droppings the two most common are histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis.

  • Histoplasmosis
    The disease is caused by a fungus, and is transmitted to humans by airborne fungus spores from soil contaminated by bird and bat droppings.
  • Cryptococcosis
    The disease is found worldwide. Its main habitats are debris around pigeon roosts and soil contaminated with decaying pigeon or chicken droppings.

When you come across a bird nest, it’s best not to disturb the nest or the birds. Simply wait for a professional that specializes in that area to assess the situation and act accordingly.

Bird Removal Services at Alford Wildlife & Pest Management:

At Alford Wildlife & Pest Management, we specialize in live trapping, removal, and relocation of nuisance wildlife on residential and commercial properties. Our licensed wildlife experts have handled a variety of animals for removal and do so in the most humane way (only rats and subterranean pests are lethally trapped).

Along with trapping, Alford Wildlife also offers bird exclusion and deterrent measures for residential and commercial structures as a certified bird barrier installer. These options include bird netting, bird spiking, shock track, visual and audio deterrents, and chemical deterrents. These measures can often be applied for protected species as well, as long as there are no active nests that will be disturbed. Let us know about your problem and we will come inspect to find the most suitable solutions for you.

Once onsite, we provide a thorough inspection to determine the problem animals, optimal trapping techniques, and the best placement of traps. We then complete a follow-up check at least every 2 days and pick up any trapped animal within 18 hours. We make it a top priority to relocate the animal to a more suitable habitat as well as bringing any injured animal to a wildlife rehabilitation center for the proper care. To learn more about our animal relocation and removal services, contact us today on the forum. Or you can simply call us at (239) 214-7928

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