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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.


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Birds in Toronto


The diversity that can be seen in birds is amazing. There is a great deal of variation in sizes, colours, habits and behaviours. This makes watching birds a fascinating pastime. Ontario is home to 501 species, though most of them are fair-weather residents. A total of 291 species make our province their place for having and raising offspring. Watching backyard residents provides a lot of entertainment, but when these feathered friends decide to set up in your vents, chimneys or attic, they become quite a nuisance! When you need help evicting these unwanted guests, enlist the help of experts in bird removal in Toronto.

Most of Ontario’s birds fly the coop for the winter months and head south to warmer climes. Given how harsh our winters can be, who can blame them? There are more than 60 species of tough birds who don’t let the cold weather bring them down. You might be surprised to see tiny songbirds in the midst of winter right along with the hardy eagles. The ones that stick around have evolved some impressive adaptations to deal with both the freezing temperatures and the scarcity of food sources. They manage to survive without going into hibernation or torpor.

Winter survival requires birds to conserve energy, while also maintaining body temperatures at a level that is high enough to keep them functioning. This isn’t altogether different from the challenge humans face, only birds don’t rely on added layers of clothing to stay warm. Each type of bird rises to the challenges of winter in their own ways. The nesting behaviour of birds in the winter often looks different than it does in the warmer months, as they seek out places that provide shelter from the elements.

Bird Facts

There are three species of birds that are known for utilizing human structures for their nests: sparrows, pigeons and starlings. These birds are messy houseguests. Not only do they scatter nesting material, but their toileting habits leave much to be desired.


Birds are carriers of a number of diseases that are human and pet health threats. All three birds that commonly take up residence in homes are potential carriers of the pathogens that cause salmonellosis and cryptococcosis. These illnesses are transmitted through the birds’ excretions. Effective wildlife control includes cleaning and clearing contaminated areas to ensure the home is again a safe environment.


Female and male pigeons mate for life. They create loose nests made of twigs and paper on flat surfaces, like balconies and ledges, to lay their eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the babies will grow up and fly from the nest in about 4 weeks.


Pigeon droppings are acidic and can stain building materials like shingle, siding and brick. Their corrosive nature was even to blame for the collapse of a bridge in Minnesota in 2007.


Some but not all European starlings migrate south from Toronto for winter. It is estimated that 255,000 starlings stay behind to spend winter in the Golden Horseshoe. It’s during the spring and summer nesting season that they can be a nuisance by nesting in openings found on homes.


Although not all birds that call Toronto home stick around through winter, a total of 249 different species of birds have been observed all-time in in city from December to February. Experts believe bird feeders to be a leading cause as to why so many birds are able to call Toronto home year round.


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