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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.

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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

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 Ottawa


Ontario is a bird watcher’s paradise. There are 501 species that make our province home for at least part of the year. These birds come in a diverse array of sizes and colours, with a wide range of behaviours. From the bald eagle to the pileated woodpecker, bird sightings enthrall and entertain those with a watchful eye in the sky, woods or backyard.

A bird’s nest is one place that may see a lot of action, particularly when baby birds occupy them. Nests, however, can pose significant issues when located in your chimney or vents. Trust our expert bird removal team in Ottawa to safely remove and relocate birds who have taken up residence in undesirable locations.

Winter can be a great time for spotting our fine feathered friends, but you’ll see fewer species around than during the rest of the year, as many birds head south for warmer weather. Who can blame them? Canadian winters can be harsh! Even so, more than 60 types of birds make their cold-weather homes here. These birds know how to locate nesting spots that keep them protected from the cold. This might include areas around your house, so keep a lookout for damaged vents, bird droppings and nesting material, and contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in Ottawa for help with bird removal.

To survive our brutal winter weather, birds have adapted various survival traits. Each trait is adapted to address the problems of food scarcity and cold temperatures. Birds are active year-round; they neither hibernate nor enter into the shorter torpor sleep cycles. Therefore, they have to find ways to keep their body temperatures high enough to survive – people have the same challenge — and find enough food to keep themselves nourished. Each species has evolved different ways of meeting these critical needs. See if you can discover what they might be as you watch them in your backyard!

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Bird Facts

Birds are fascinating but messy creatures. While their home-building habits are not particularly neat, it is their excretion behaviours that create the greatest concern for homeowners. When birds set up camp in your attic, their droppings have the potential to carry a number of diseases, including salmonellosis and cryptococcosis.


Sparrows do not form neat cups for their nests, instead they prefer to build their home in cavities. This is why they are so often attracted to the letters of store signs as well as open vents on homes and buildings.


Canada geese prefer to nest near a water source and they love to be near large well-trimmed lawns because they can eat the grass shoots and see spot predators from a distance. This one of the reasons Canada geese are considered a nuisance in parks and on golf courses.


While the myth that birds abandon eggs and young if people touch them is untrue, they may abandon them if there are signs that the nest has been disturbed. This is more likely to happen when there are eggs than after the chicks are born. A vast majority of birds have a poor sense of smell, but they are attuned to disturbances that may indicate a predator’s presence.


Skedaddle Ottawa – How Birds Get Into Your Home

In Ottawa, the two types of birds that most commonly nest inside homes are house sparrows and European starlings. These birds are some of the most commonly found in Ottawa, though neither is native to Canada. Both birds were brought to North America during the ...
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