We Know Birds Birds are an important part of our natural environment. As predators, they feed on insects, rodents, worms, fish and countless other animals. Game birds, song birds, hawks and other bird species contribute to outdoor recreation and the overall enjoyment of nature. Because of these contributions, birds are afforded considerable protection by laws, regulations and public sentiment. Public relations are an integral part of any bird management program and Critter Control educates its clients and the public regarding why a particular bird control program or method is necessary. Bird Problems Common Nuisance Birds The three birds most often considered pests in urban areas are pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows. If you have ever tried to get rid of pigeons, you know just how difficult pigeon control can be. Other birds, from hawks to swallows, may occasionally cause unexpected and unusual pest problems. When blackbirds and crows roost in suburban areas they become pests. Woodpeckers may peck holes into house siding looking for insects and to make nest cavities. Seagulls can feed on food plants, and they like to roost and nest on large flat roofs with crushed stone. Bird Damage Common pest bird situations include: Feeding on agricultural products Roosting or nesting around human habitations Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods Noise, droppings, odor and feathers Diseases or ectoparasites affecting man including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions Bird Control The best bird control approaches emphasize deterrents, exclusion and/or modification of buildings. Critter Control’s knowledgeable technicians have bird-proofing and bird control methods for any nuisance bird situation - especially to get rid of birds that congregate on municipal and commercial buildings. For more information, please contact us at (416) 687-2889.