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BIRD REMOVAL PROCESS

ASSESS AND REMOVE

Assess and Remove

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.

clear and clean

Clear and Clean

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.

PREVENT AND PROTECT

Prevent and Protect

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.

 


Birds in Hamilton

 

There have been 501 bird species identified in Ontario, with 291 of them using the province as their breeding grounds. This represents significant diversity in behaviours, life cycles and physical features, making our area a playground for bird watchers. When these animals make their nests around our homes, they provide hours of entertainment. Having them in your chimney or attic, however, is not desirable and can lead to numerous health hazards. Ensuring the safety of your uninvited winged guests takes skills and knowledge, so it’s best to enlist the help of our experts who specialize in bird removal in Hamilton.

In the winter, many of Ontario’s birds have flown the coop and headed for warmer climes down south. Even so, more than 60 species stick around to tough out the long, cold Canadian winters. Some of the birds that are capable of surviving our harsh winters might surprise you. Cold weather residents include small and colourful songbirds, as well as the pileated woodpecker and the snowy owl. Keep your eyes peeled this winter for evidence of birds in your attic, chimney, roof and wall vents, as these locations offer great protection from the cold, snow and ice.

Winter survival requires these birds to solve two critical issues. First, they have to be able to keep their body temperatures elevated enough to engage in their daily activities. Second, they have to be able to consume enough calories to survive. Different species have evolved different mechanisms to make it through the cold. Some rely on storing food in the fall, much as the squirrel does, while others have keen hunting skills that enable them to find prey in tough conditions.

 

Birds Facts

Birds who set up camp in your attic can leave behind a mess of excretions. These have the potential to pose serious health risks. Starlings, sparrows and pigeons are all potential carriers of various diseases, such as cryptococcosis and salmonellosis, which is primarily transmitted to humans via their droppings. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control specializes in bird removal in Hamilton. Our experienced technicians have the skills and tools needed to safely remove any unwanted guests, and prevent future incursions.

FACT:

The snowy owl is born in the arctic during the period of 24-hour daylight. As such, it does its hunting during the daylight hours, rather than at night, like most other owls. Its keen senses of vision and hearing allow it to detect prey and capture it, even when that prey is buried in snow.

FACT:

Starlings, sparrows and pigeons are the most common species to build their nests in human structures. Their messy nests can be located in chimneys, soffits, roof vents and wall vents. Signs of their presence include damaged vents, significant bird droppings and leaves and sticks poking out of openings.

FACT:

The pileated woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker. It lives in wooded areas and can sometimes be spotted in parks. This beautiful bird leaves behind a rectangular hole in trees from its efforts to secure insects for food. These birds are a protected species.

FACT:

The rapid decline of the bald eagle was reversed through the ban of DDT along with serious conservation efforts. As such, Southern Ontario is now home to nearly 40 pairs of breeding bald eagles, though the bird is still considered endangered.

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