The first step in resolving a nuisance bird issue is a thorough understanding of the exact nature of the problem. Our customized removal plans take into account the species of bird involved, the affected areas of the home and the time of year.
Birds can be messy, their nesting material and droppings can cause home damage and result in unsanitary conditions. As part of the process our trained technicians will remove nests from vents, soffits and balconies and safely scrub away unhealthy droppings.
Our prevention plans are customized to address the specific bird threats your home faces. Our technicians are trained to install protective barriers and devices designed to make your home inhospitable to birds.
A parakeet may make a great pet, but a flock of pigeons is not a pleasant addition to your home. Find out how humane bird removal in Durham can protect your home and your health. Not all birds fly south for the winter, so you can find birds living in your home at any time of the year. Our Skedaddle team in Durham is trained to perform thorough prevention strategies and remove birds effectively when required.
Not every bird species is migratory. Non-migratory birds need to find sheltered areas to stay warm through the winter season in Durham. Your attic is the most common roost in your home for non-migratory birds, but there are a number of other areas where they may find a warm nest. Work with our team at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to carefully inspect your home for signs of a roost. Flapping wings and rustling feathers may be obvious in the spring, but birds may make less noise in the winter. The main bird-related health concerns still remain in the winter, so our team can help you carefully remove roosting birds, clean out old nests, and restore your home.
It’s not recommended to remove birds on your own. First, attempting to remove a nest can cause you to come in contact with bird droppings, which is a health risk. Second, attempting to remove birds in the winter can often cause both adults and young birds to die, whether from exposure to the elements or from improper removal techniques.
If you’ve ever walked past a large flock of roosting pigeons, sparrows, or starlings, you know how loud and irritating a flock of wild birds can be. Here are some other reasons that it’s best to evict winged tenants in safe, humane ways:
Starlings can fit into openings as small as a golf ball. Once inside your home they can lay as many 12-14 eggs through the spring and summer nesting season.
Nesting materials, particularly from starlings and sparrows, can clog chimney pipes and other home vents. Over time, this can decrease your indoor air quality and increase the risk of a house fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Bird droppings not only create strong odours, but they also come with health concerns. Birds can spread histoplasmosis, which can be a serious illness for very old or young individuals. Droppings are also highly acidic, so they can damage insulation, paint, and other materials in your home.
Pigeons, starlings and sparrows are the most common species of birds to nest or live inside homes. All three species were brought to North American from Europe and have since spread across the continent.
Inhumane bird removal strategies, such as quickly sealing all entry points, can increase the risk of young birds dying in your home. This can not only cause an inhumane death, but can also cause an unpleasant odour and health concerns.