Spring is nature’s explosion. From the beautiful flowers of all colours to the newborn wildlife, spring is the most happening season of all. It’s also the most likely time you’ll find baby birds on the ground, seemingly alone. Here’s how to handle the situation for the best possible outcome for you and your family and for the animal. For bird control Oakville, call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control.
If the Bird Is Hopping Around
When a baby bird gets too big for the nest and needs to move around, they’re in the fledgling state. They’re teenagers, so they can have some time away from their parents. They need to flap their wings and learn to fly, but they have to leave the nest to do so. The best thing to do for these birds is to leave them be. They may have left the nest to hide from a predator. Their parents are nearby and will respond when it’s safe. You shouldn’t touch the bird. Trust in the parent’s nature to raise their young. Teach your children.
If the Bird Doesn’t Have Feathers
Younger birds without feathers are called nestlings. Their eyes may not be open. They do need their nest, but they were dislodged for some reason. The nest could have been destroyed by predators or the wind might have blown the nest down. While these birds do need assistance, it should be from a professional. Call a wildlife technician who can remove the bird safely and humanely.
If the Bird Is Injured
If you see that the bird, regardless of age, is injured with a broken wing or leg, call your local wildlife rehabilitator. Don’t touch the bird, even though it can be concerning. Some birds can carry diseases and parasites. It’s a myth that touching a bird will cause the parents to reject it, but just the same, you shouldn’t try to handle wildlife on your own. Many birds do not make it to adulthood. It’s simply the cycle of life. Predators raid nests while the babies are helpless. Nests can fail when they are placed in a bad location.
Wild Birds Do Not Make Good Roommates
Sparrows, wrens and pigeons can make nests in the worst places around your home, the roof vents, chimneys, soffits and attics. They pose a serious danger to your home and family. It can be a fire hazard because bird’s nests are not usually neat and tidy like you see in pictures. A bird’s nest can be messy and spread out over a large area. The bird droppings are acidic and cause permanent damage to buildings. The nest in your chimney can affect the airflow in your home. Carbon monoxide may not be able to exhaust properly. Your home can have excess moisture, causing mold or mildew. Bird’s nests can be home to fleas, ticks and mites.
It’s human nature to want to take care of small creatures that appear to be floundering. The risks of dealing with wildlife are too great to take a chance. Whether you find a baby bird, skunk, rabbit or bat, let the professionals handle removal and control to make sure your family is safe. If you have a bird’s nest in your home, the Skedaddle technicians will remove the nest safely and humanely, then clean up any contaminated material. Our team can also help you prevent future infestations through an assessment of where and how the animals got into your home.
We want to help you keep your home free of unwanted roommates. DIY measures to remove wildlife and prevent birds from making their home in yours don’t work. Contact us for bird control in Oakville to avoid long-term problems.