Birds & Bird Control
Learn about options for Bird Control of pigeons, starlings and other problem bird pests
Some birds can be real pests
Pigeons roost on building ledges, causing defacement and health risks from their droppings.
Starlings and sparrows often nest inside roof voids, causing thousands of minute bird mites to enter the premises.
The bites of bird mites are 10 times worse than fleas and cause severe skin irritation and blotching.
Pigeons & Pigeon Control
Various long-term bird control deterrent systems or products can be used where pigeons are a problem.
This may include installation of plastic or stainless steel spikes on ledges or other roosting areas; post and spring wire barriers and bird netting to exclude pigeons from particular areas.
In some areas, shooting of pigeons may be allowed as approved by National Parks & Wildlife Service and the local police authorities. Live trapping and humane disposal of the pigeons is also permitted in certain circumstances.
Contact your pest control professional for an onsite inspection, service quotation and advice as to the recommended service or product best suited to the situation.
Other Bird Control Services
Starlings and sparrows nesting in roof voids can cause a bird mite (sometimes called "bird lice") infestation to become a serious problem inside the home.
As noted above, the bites of bird mites are 10 times worse than fleas and cause severe skin irritation and blotching, particularly to children or people with sensitive skin.
Bird mite pest control may include the use of an insecticidal spray treatment of the bird mite infestation in the immediate bird nesting areas using a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide prior to removal of the bird nesting materials.
Affected roof void areas may be treated with a permethrin dust. In addition, any bird mite infested areas in the living quarters of the home may be treated with natural pyrethrins, as applied through a fogging machine that disperses the natural pyrethrin insecticide to penetrate into nooks and crannies where the bird mite may congregate.
CONSUMER NOTE: It is essential to block off entry points to ensure birds cannot rebuild a nest in the roof void. We also recommend the galvanized vermin wire or similar products for bird proofing of domestic and commercial buildings.