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.
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Scientists used to believe that there were approximately 9,000 different bird species on the planet, but in the past decade, that number doubled due to discoveries that birds that were once thought of as the same species were actually found to be different. Though birds exhibit a great deal of diversity, there is still a lot of similarity in colouring, size and behaviours, making it sometimes difficult to distinguish one bird from another. This is part of the fun and the challenge for scientists and bird watchers alike!
Ontario is home to 501 species, with 291 of them choosing our province as their mating and breeding grounds. There are sweet-sounding songbirds and dive-bombing raptors, migrating seabirds and year-round finches. Pigeons, sparrows and starlings are pervasive and often build their nests in the shelter of people’s homes. Watching birds in your backyard is entertaining but dealing with them in your house is anything but. Get in touch with Skedaddle to get help removing birds that take to nesting in your home.
Many Thornhill residents enjoy backyard birdwatching, though few appreciate a bird invasion in their home. Pigeons, sparrows and starlings are noisy and messy creatures. If they have set up residence in your attic or chimney, it is unlikely that you won’t notice their presence. If they choose an exterior vent, they might be harder to see. Look for evidence of their nests poking out from the vents or a dense area of droppings next to the house. You might also catch the scent of the pungent odour of bird droppings wafting through your house.
As soon as you discover an unwanted feathered houseguest, contact Skedaddle. We will safely and humanely remove the birds. We take special care in making sure that any eggs or baby birds are protected, only removing them when it is safe to do so. Skedaddle technicians understand bird behaviour and biology, allowing them to take the right measures at the right time. They also locate all potential points of entry and seal those off so that you don’t find any future feathered friends taking up residence.
The arctic tern travels farther every year than any other bird species on the planet. Each year, it flies a total of 40,000 kilometres, which is about the same length as Earth’s circumference!
Ontario is home to 22 species of gulls, which represent nearly half of the number of species found around the world.
Hummingbirds provide hours of entertainment for those with backyard hummingbird feeders. There are five species of these colourful little birds living in Ontario.
The snowy owl is unusual for an owl in that it hunts during daylight hours rather than after dark.