Pigeons may be a beloved feature of urban landscapes, but their presence in homes is another story entirely. For homeowners in many Canadian cities, pigeons are causing serious issues in the form of infestations. From droppings on outdoor spaces to damage to roofs and attics, the problems associated with pigeon infestations are real and challenging.
While it’s worth appreciating these birds from a distance, it’s important to put measures in place to avoid unwanted interactions in your living space. With the right support and preventative measures, it’s possible to keep pigeons at bay and enjoy your home without the associated challenges of these urban birds.
For one homeowner in Ottawa, this concern became all too real when they started hearing birds in their attic space. Luckily, they acted quickly and called our professional bird removal team at Skedaddle.
Drew Chessell was the technician assigned to the job. Once he had arrived at the property, Drew met with the homeowners to collect any information they had about the sounds coming from the attic and heard their concerns. He explained his process and discussed how he would start with an assessment of the property. He was friendly and informative, ensuring the homeowners were completely informed of the pigeon removal process.
Skedaddles Wildlife Assessment Process
Before even attempting removal, our technicians perform a thorough assessment of the property to get an overall understanding of the task at hand. Drew performed his assessment, searching inch by inch around the perimeter of the house to identify each subtle clue that indicated a bird entry point. Our humane wildlife technicians are trained to identify bird entry points and determine the phase of their breeding cycle if babies are involved.
As Drew inspected the roof, he noticed entry points that led to the attic. This isn’t uncommon for birds to create, as they tend to flock towards the high areas. Luckily, our technicians have undergone certified ladder and roof safety training. With their expertise, they can access those high areas with ease. It’s important to assess the damage created by the birds within the attic to determine the best course of action to take.
Throughout the entire assessment, Drew continued to keep the homeowners informed. This allowed them to understand the seriousness of the situation and helped to prepare them for any damage that the infestation may have caused.
Drew informed them of the entry points and showed them images of the large number of pigeon droppings he had located in the attic, indicating a large infestation.
Pigeons and other birds are known to be attracted to attics because they offer warmth, shelter, and an ideal nesting location. The problem is that once they find their way inside, these birds can cause substantial damage to your property and pose a health hazard to your family. Unchecked bird infestations can lead to the accumulation of droppings, feathers, and nesting materials, which can significantly reduce indoor air quality and potentially contribute to respiratory problems. Moreover, the destructive behaviour of these flying creatures can lead to structural damage to your home, especially when their nests have been built inside walls or ceilings.
Bird Infestations Require Extensive Cleaning
The homeowners wanted to keep their homes safe and free from wildlife infestations, but they also cared about the bird’s welfare. This is where Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control came in. We pride ourselves on our humane, safe, and reliable wildlife removal strategy.
One crucial step in this process is cleaning up any nesting material and droppings left behind by animals. This not only keeps the home clean and sanitary, but it also helps to prevent serious health risks, such as infections caused by inhaling particles from bird droppings.
As a highly trained technician, Drew and his team cleared and cleaned all contaminated vents without spreading harmful bacteria or nesting material throughout their home. This is an important step, because inhaling particles from bird droppings can lead to infections called histoplasmosis and psittacosis. As you can see, with Skedaddle, you can trust that your home and the animals will be treated with care and respect.
Due to the severity of this infestation, attic restoration was required. Drew and his team removed the insulation to help remove any bacteria from the bird droppings. Air leaks were sealed around ducts and plumbing vents, and new insulation was installed.
With our combined knowledge of bird behaviour and housing construction, our team of experts are the leaders in ensuring your home is free from an infestation and that your family is safe from any potential health hazards. Whether you need attic restoration or drywall replacement in your basement due to wildlife destruction, our team has got you covered!
Wildlife Prevention: Protecting Your Home In The Future
Part of our process at Skedaddle includes ensuring the animals don’t come back after exclusion. The best way to prevent these pesky birds from entering your space is to deny them access in the first place. Our experienced technicians have over three decades of experience identifying the target areas of your property and determining which exclusion or deterrent products are necessary to resolve the issue.
We expertly screen and seal entry points for smaller openings to prevent unwelcome guests from entering. And, for larger spaces, we offer netting systems that can cover areas thousands of square feet in size, ensuring that birds are kept at bay.
For this job, Drew and his team were able to seal the original entry points in the gaps of the roofline, helping to ensure the pigeons could not reenter the attic.
Don’t Risk Your Family’s Safety
Safety should always be a top priority when it comes to suspected animal activity in the home. Depending on the area of the house where animals are suspected, it can be extremely dangerous for homeowners to access the area themselves. This is where professionals like Drew come in.
With the right tools and experience, Drew was able to safely access areas like the attic and the rooftop, which the homeowner would not have been able to do without putting themselves in harm’s way.
Commercial businesses and high-rise buildings can also be a hub for wildlife, especially pigeons and gulls. Their tall and large structure creates an ideal environment for these birds to nest and breed in great numbers. This can lead to unhygienic conditions and damage to the building’s exterior.
Our team at Skedaddle understands the challenges of removing wildlife from such structures, and we have the expertise to deal with the situation effectively and humanely. Our professional training equips us to access these difficult areas and efficiently remove the wildlife without harming them. With Skedaddle’s help, commercial buildings and high-rise structures can remain wildlife-free, ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the premises.
Whether it is for residential or commercial properties, hiring a professional ensures that the job is done correctly and effectively and guarantees that safety remains a top priority.
Over 30 Years Of Experience
With over 30 years of experience, Skedaddle’s bird removal process has been fine-tuned to perfection. Our hands-on approach ensures that the birds are removed humanely and safely, without causing them any harm. Moreover, our lifetime guarantee means you can feel confident in your investment. Even if issues arise later on, you can count on our team to be there to help. After all, our goal is to make sure that your bird problem has flown away for good. Trust in Skedaddle’s years of experience and commitment to customer satisfaction, and bid farewell to your pesky feathered friends once and for all.
Don’t let a bird infestation cause trouble for your property – trust our bird removal experts in Ottawa to keep them out.