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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Though there are a number of species that enjoy our yards, especially when owners provide food and water, only three are guilty of invading our homes. Sparrows, pigeons and starlings are fond of the shelter human structures provide. If there is an opening into your attic, they may make their way in and construct their nests. They are noisy and messy, leaving their droppings all over.
Bird excretions are more than just smelly and unsightly. They are also a potential health hazard, as they may contain pathogens that spread diseases such as cryptococcosis and salmonellosis. If you use a fireplace in your home, the chimney becomes an irresistible attraction for birds looking for a warm place to shelter. Unfortunately, this also means there is an increased risk of the wrong kind of fire when you use your fireplace.
Over the past 150 million years, birds have evolved into a stunning variety of species. Though scientists don’t know exactly how many species exist, they estimate the number to be around 18,000. Of those, 501 reside for at least part of the year in Ontario and mate and raise their young here. Year-round, bird lovers can enjoy the sightings and songs of birds of all sizes.
When birds decide to roost in your chimney, attic or exterior vents, however, even the most ardent bird watchers grow frustrated at the mess and the noise! These feathered friends can also do a surprising amount of damage. Removing birds takes special care, particularly when there are eggs or babies involved. Skedaddle’s technicians understand bird behaviour and biology. They consider the life cycle stage in the removal process to ensure the entire family stays safe.
Owls are among the least understood birds. They can be hard to spot during the day because they blend so well into their environment and can remain motionless for long periods, but easy to hear at night when they sound a hooting alert.
There are 11 owl species in Ontario.
Birds have the distinction of being the only living direct descendants of dinosaurs. They are related to tyrannosaurus rex, though they evolved from a smaller species in the same family.
The pileated woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in North America. Its bright red plume contrasts with the black and white on its body make it easy to identify.