FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answers To Your Bird Control Questions
Can You Remove Any Kind Of Bird From My Property?
The Migratory Bird Act limits our services for some birds at certain times of the year. For example, swallows are a protected bird from April to September. When a bird is protected, we are unable to offer any bird control services. However, Pigeons are not a protected bird therefore enabling us to offer effective services to keep these birds away.
What Birds Do You Not Provide Bird Control Services For?
Our bird control service covers a majority of nuisance birds. Birds that are less invasive or obnoxious, we do not offer bird control services. Birds we do not control include: Ducks, Crows, Hawks, and Owls.
Which Birds Do Your Provide Service For?
When not protected by the Migratory Bird Act, we offer full bird control services for the following birds: Pigeons, Swallows, Sparrows, Starlings, Dove, & Seagulls.
What is The Migratory Bird Act?
This act is a treaty enacted in 1916 between the U.S. & Great Britain to protect migratory birds. Amendments have been implemented between U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. and Japan, and the U.S. and Russia. The act prohibits to “pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, attempt to take,…or any part, nest, or egg of any such bird.” Swallows are a protected bird under the treaty from April to September.
What Can I Do To Prevent Birds?
Birds can be controlled on your property with physical, sound, or visual deterrents. Physical deterrents are the most effective. Look on our Services page for products that can be installed on your property to keep birds away.
Do You Remove Birds In Trees?
Birds in trees are usually not considered nuisance birds therefore we do not provide service for birds in trees. Birds in a tree are usually temporarily perched and will move on. If the birds have a nest in the tree, they usually are not threatening to property or people.
Do Visual Deterrents Effectively Control Birds?
Bird control products will effectively target specific birds or cover a wide range of bird types. For example, bird netting is a physical deterrent that can keep out almost all birds depending on the mesh size. On the other hand, a visual deterrent may only scare off smaller birds or is only effective with larger birds.
So, visual deterrents can be effective depending on the birds on your property, while physical deterrents like bird netting is an effective prevention technique for all birds. Talk with a bird control specialist to determine which bird control technique is right for you.
Do Birds Carry Diseases?
Yes, bird droppings can carry over 60 diseases with the most common being bird flu. Other transmissible diseases associated with pigeons, starlings, and sparrows include: Histoplasmosis, Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis,Salmonellosis, and E. Coli. Disease can be spread by droppings contaminating food or water resources or air-borne when droppings dry and turn brittle. The dust from the dropping can be sucked through air condition ventilators and spread on food or cooking surfaces.
Birds are also known to have parasites that carry diseases. Bird Mites, Bed Bugs, and Yellow Mealworms are common parasites on birds that can easily infest homes and transmit diseases.
What effects does nesting or loafing birds have on my property?
Birds destroy your property with excess droppings, residues, and nest material. The droppings can stain home or auto paints. Excess droppings in a concentrated area will produce a foul odor & create an unpleasant & ghastly appearance. Bird droppings carry diseases putting patrons at risk for illnesses.
If birds have access to attics, your insulation will become covered in bird waste creating a permeating odor throughout your home.
Will the birds attack me?
Most birds are known for their skittish nature, but Swallows do have an aggressive side to them. Swallows have been known to attack under certain situations.
How did birds get in my attic?
Depending on the size of the bird and the opening on the structure, birds can easily squeeze through holes and nest inside attics. An attic is an ideal location for a bird to nest. Cover all openings from water pipes or electrical wiring entering into the structure to prevent birds from nesting inside your attic.
How can I tell if birds are in my attic?
Birds are vocal creatures. You will be able to hear loud chirping which is a common complaint for birds nesting on a property. Noise complaints from birds are typical especially if they are nesting in your attic or chimney.
Does Pro Pacific Bird Control Guarantee Services?
Yes, all bird control services come with a guarantee. Bird control products also come with a separate guarantee with many of the products carrying a 10-year guarantee.