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3 Most Dangerous Birds Nesting in Homes

We see birds all the time. Never think too much about it. But, some common bird species can be quite a nuisance. If they decide to nest in your home. Think about the mess pigeons can make on statues. Now imagine that inside in your attic. Also, birds carry a huge variety of diseases harmful to humans. So, here’s a list of three birds you don’t want nesting in your home.


Starlings are cavity nesters and will often make their nest inside vent openings found on homes. Their nests can block vents and prevent the proper flow of air which can lead to mould and create a fire hazard.

Starling droppings are phytotoxic and can be harmful in large quantities. They also transmit ectoparasites such as mites, fleas and bedbugs. Diseases such as Histoplasmosis, Salmonellosis, Toxoplasmosis and Chlamydiosis are also concerns with starling nests in your home.


Mainly they ruin yards and gardens by pecking seeds, buds, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Sparrows deface buildings with nests and droppings. They’ll do anything to protect their eggs and are surprisingly aggressive. Diseases can be transmitted to humans, pets and livestock. Beef tapeworms, Chlamydiosis, Erysipeloid, Newcastle Disease, Salmonellosis, Schistosomiasis and Toxoplasmosis are all transmittable by sparrows.


The sound of cooing is the best way to determine a pigeon infestation. Pigeons are well known for ruining public spaces. They perch on edges and drop feces on everything. Diseases pigeons carry include Chlamydiosis, Histoplasmosis, Salmonellosis, Toxoplasmosis, Tuberculosis and Yersiniosis.

Signs of a bird infestation

  • Birds sitting on roofs or ledges.
  • Distinct chirps, cries or coos.
  • Nesting material everywhere.
  • Lots and lots of droppings.
  • Excess feathers from nests.
  • Consistent bird sighting.

Kitchener bird removal

If you notice any signs that birds have moved into your home make sure to call a professional bird removal service. When birds feel threatened they can get aggressive. Also, they can make a huge mess destroying insulation, vents and other building materials.

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control technicians come and remove any infestation, repair the damage and use exclusion techniques to prevent them from returning. There are a variety of tools and techniques available to remove winged trouble makers depending on the birds in questions, the time of year and where they’re nesting. Your Skedaddle technician will customize a solution for you to help keep you bird free.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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