Birds
Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man's interests, depending upon time, location and activity, and certain birds (sparrows, woodpeckers, waterfowl, pigeons and black birds) are more likely to become pests and require bird proofing and bird control.

Bird Control and Bird Proofing Programs

Birds are an important part of our natural environment in the area. As predators, they feed on insects, rodents, worms, fish and countless other animals. Game birds, song birds, hawks and other bird species contribute to outdoor recreation and the overall enjoyment of nature.

Are Birds Protected by Law?

Because of these contributions, birds are afforded considerable protection by laws, regulations and public sentiment which controls the kind of bird control that can be implemented. Public relations are an integral part of any bird proofing and control project, and Wildlife Management Services will educate our clients and the public, on why a particular bird control or bird proofing program or method is necessary.

Common Problem Birds

The three birds that most often become pests in urban areas of the United States are pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows. If you have ever tried to get rid of pigeons, you know just how difficult bird control and bird proofing can be. Other birds, from hawks to swallows, may occasionally cause unexpected and unusual pest problems and require bird control.

When blackbirds and crows roost in suburban areas, they become pests and result in bird control or bird proofing. Woodpeckers may peck holes into house siding while looking for insects, making nest cavities and/or communicating with other woodpeckers. Seagulls can feed on food-plants, and they roost and nest on large flat roofs with crushed stone.

Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man's interests, depending upon time, location and activity. And certain birds (sparrows, woodpeckers, waterfowl, pigeons and black birds) are more likely to become pests and require bird proofing and bird control.

Bird Damage

Pest bird situations that require bird control and bird proofing include:

  • Feeding on agricultural products
  • Roosting or nesting around human habitations
  • Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods
  • Noise, droppings, odor and feathers
  • Diseases or ectoparasites affecting humans including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis
  • Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions

How to Get Rid of Birds: Bird Proofing

Controlling birds is a difficult task. Their mobility and high nests are a challenge for most people and businesses to deal with. The secret in controlling birds, is denying them places to land and nest on and around your building. Another method of controlling birds is to trap the current roosting birds, immediately ending the problems they cause. It is more likely, however, that our experts will do both of these things to ensure that we can control your bird problems.

The best bird control and bird proofing approaches emphasize deterrents, exclusion or modification of buildings. Wildlife Management Services’ knowledgeable technicians have several bird control methods to bird proof your home and/or to help get rid of birds that congregate on municipal and commercial buildings in urban settings. 

We will work with you to bird proof your property in a humane method with an effective bird control plan. We use other bird deterrents in rural and agricultural settings for bird control. 

We Can Help You Get Rid of Bird Problems

For more information on bird control and bird proofing, please contact us at (763) 220-8248.

Wildlife Management of Minneapolis Service Area

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Champlin, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Apple Valley, Eagan, St. Louis Park, Stillwater, Woodbury, Mound, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, White Bear Lake, Plymouth, Wayzata, Burnsville, and Their Surrounding Areas

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