Bird Control, Removal & Infestation Services
Bird control can be a tricky process depending on their location, time of year, and how long they have been living there. Most often, birds will make their nests in kitchen vents, bathroom or washroom vents, dryer vents, or the attic. It is never recommended to leave these creatures until their young are born so that they can fly away when they are large enough. This is a theory we hear time and time again from homeowners who do not wish to remove these birds. However, it should be understood that considerable damage and headache will certainly follow if they are left to nest where they are not supposed to.
Bird pest control involves a 5 step process: remove the bird, remove babies, remove as much nesting as possible, spray and disinfect, and screen the entry point. It is critical that an insecticide be applied to the nesting area to exterminate any bird mites that may be living on the nest. If not properly sprayed, these tiny black insects can make their way into the home seeking a new host if birds have been removed.
Affordable Pest Control offers humane bird control services to residents and businesses in Durham Region. We also provide bird removal services and bird control for York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.
Starling is the most common bird pest facing the average homeowner in Durham Region. The starling is medium in size and are black with white markings in colour. The starling has a yellow beak while infants are typically grey in feathers. Starlings will make nests in kitchen vents, bathroom vents, soffits, and other areas which are exposed on the outside of the house.
Birds bring their nesting material into these areas in early spring while babies begin to hatch around March to April. While many may leave these birds to nest and hatch their young, it should be understood that health concerns can arise. Most birds like the Starling live on insects called bird mites. These mites are tiny in size and are black in colour. If nesting and feces is left for prolong amounts of time, these bird mites can often enter the home. They can be found in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas where nesting is located. In addition, the smell from bird feces and hatched baby birds will often produce a foul smell which can be very offensive.
The pigeon is another common bird pest to households and businesses. Pigeons will regularly make nests in safe areas of houses sheltered from wind and other elements. In addition, they will often choose window sills as places of landing which can produce a significant amount of feces around that area. All of our bird removal customers obtain a one year warranty on any necessary screening that needs to be done in addition to a spraying for bird mites, ticks, and fleas.
We are one of the only companies in the Durham region that offers spraying service for these insects by a licensed technician. Contact one of our expert trained wildlife staff for the most effective and humane approach to bird infestation control.