Bird Removal and Control Services

Bird Removal and Bird Proofing Services

If birds are living in your attic, along your roof-line or elsewhere in your home, your best bet was contacting Ontario Wildlife Removal Inc. to get expert bird removal and bird proofing done. Managing a bird problem does involve a complex process that only seasoned wildlife technicians should be put in charge of. Birds are protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, so treating them humanely and paying special attention to their needs during the removal process is the law.

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Types of Bird Removal We Do

Commercial Bird Removal

When birds build nests and infest a commercial property, they can become quite a nuisance. When this happens bird control and bird exclusion services are required with the aim of humanely removing the birds and stopping them from being able to enter the property again by sealing up all the openings.

The following video is an example of a bird removal and exclusion job we did on a residential building.

Residential Bird Removal

When a family of birds decides to occupy your air vents, roofline or attic, it will lead to nothing but trouble and a big mess. When birds infest a home they can easily be removed but in order to stop them from nesting on your property again, bird exclusion will be needed.

In the following video you’ll see an example of a family of starlings that are living in the home’s air vents, and the procedure we use for removing and excluding them.

Why Bird Removal and Bird Proofing is Important

Bird control servicesBirds are one of the creatures that make a lot of noise wherever they live; their flickering wings and constant chatter make themselves easily known, but bird problems usually get worse as time passes by because most people think they are harmless – and they are for the most part – so home owners usually just ignore the problem thinking it’s going to go away on it’s own and that the infestation won’t get worse.

The problem is they usually don’t go away, and once they’ve found a place to live they rarely decide to leave unless their forced to or food in the area is scarce.

During the initial phase of their stay they usually go unnoticed for one or two seasons because their numbers are low. As time passes that changes, and after a few years, there could be quite a bit of accumulated damage created, a sizeable increase in their numbers, and an increased risk of contracting a disease from their droppings.

Where do birds build their nests?

Bird entry via dryer ventBirds will build their nest anywhere that is comfortable and appears to be safe from predators. If you do have a birds nest somewhere in your home or one is trapped, you’ll tend to find them in the following places:

  • in your air-vents
  • along the roof-line
  • in the attic
  • in holes in the exterior of your home
  • in the garage
  • in your shed
  • in the soffit
  • in roof vents
  • in wall vents
  • in dryer vents
  • the eavestroughs and downspouts
  • soffits and fascia openings
  • and in your chimney

For those with bird problems, we provide a humane removal and bird proofing solution that is guaranteed to keep your home bird free for 5 years with a 100% guarantee to prove it.

The risks of harbouring birds in your home

The following are some of the crucial risks of harbouring birds in your home, and why it’s better to force them out and back into their natural environment:

  • they create a big mess wherever they nest, i.e. in air vents, chimney, eavestrough
  • they can spread ectoparasites like fleas, lice, mites and ticks to humans and pets
  • they end up becoming a noise nuisance
  • they bring unwanted and potentially dangerous debris into your home
  • they can become a fire hazard due to the flammability of the debris they carry inside
  • they can destroy garden crops especially if there are many
  • their long term presence creates dangerous mold and fungus
  • bird dropping spread a multitude of diseases which if humans or pets pick up, can become fatal
  • the damage they cause can cost thousands of dollars if not rectified swiftly

Which disease can bird droppings spread to humans or pets?

Bird control baby bird in ventBird droppings have been discovered to be an air hazard. When their droppings dry up, they become particulate and can spread to every part of your home without you knowing it – especially if they are harbouring in any of your air vents.

They also contaminate the areas where they’re dwelling so once they’re removed, the area needs to be cleaned thoroughly using products that will kill any bacteria and prevent the spread of disease.

Birds can spread the following diseases to humans and pets:

  • Histoplasmosis
  • Bird fancier’s lung
  • Avian Tuberculosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Avian pox
  • Lymphoproliferative disease
  • Fowl pox
  • Salmonella
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Encephalitis

The above diseases are easily contracted by humans who have handled sick or dead birds without using appropriate safely covering and equipment. At the first view it may not appear that a bird is sick or dying and for this reason it’s always advised to call a reputable pest control company to have the bird problem dealt with properly.

When is it common to find a bird nest on my home

We usually get calls for bird removal in the spring when birds are looking to build a nest, lay their eggs, and give birth to their young. At this time, they branch off from their pack and segregate themselves so they can be alone to raise a family.

Spring is usually the time of year they infiltrate houses and cause disturbances and damage. This is the time we get the most calls and it’s the best time of the year to deal with them so the disturbance of their nest is minimal.

The Common Birds We Remove From Homes

Dove nesting under soffitWe provide bird removal and proofing of homes of virtually all species of birds in Ontario from pigeons to blue jays, sparrows and starlings to hawks and eagles – blackbirds, swallows and more.

The most common bird species in Ontario that we find harbouring in homes, and of which should be removed promptly are the following:

  • doves
  • pigeons
  • blackbirds
  • starlings

When larger birds like eagles or hawks become a nuisance, they are usually found in barns and need to be captured humanely, and released back into the wild. Their means of getting in the areas in question also need to be proofed as well.

Ducks, Canada geese and wild turkeys are usually found grazing on the property or hanging around swimming pools. When this happens and if there are babies, we can only coerce or remove them to a nearby area away from your property but in these cases there are no prevention methods that would actually work at keeping them from coming back.

Do We Kill the Birds We Remove?

We don’t take part in bird trapping, baiting or killing birds. We provide humane removal and proofing service in accordance with the law with respect to the Migratory Birds Convention Act of Canada. If there are babies or eggs found in the infestation, we remove accordingly and place them in a temporary nest outside their entrance point which allows them to grow up safely until they can leave the nest on their own.

Our process involves a thorough inspection, the removal, and a permanent bird proofing solution which includes a 5 year guarantee that your problems won’t recur in the future.

Let our expert and seasoned technicians diagnose the problem for you, and implement a solution that won’t leave you hanging.

Our Bird Removal, Proofing and Cleanup Process

If you’re interested in understanding our removal process for birds and other wildlife, simply click the following link to view our removal and control process page where you’ll be able to contact us for a quote based on your current bird issue.

Are You Ready for a Quote?

If you’re ready for a quote on bird removal, prevention and decontamination, simply fill out the quote form on this page, and we’ll respond quickly. Simply call 226-802-9453 now and we’ll get a wildlife technician out to your home in between 24 to 36 hours and start solving your bird problems quickly.