What Is A Pest Bird?
The main culprit when it comes to pest birds is the feral pigeon. The feral pigeon is actually not native to the United States. They are descendants of domesticated pigeons that were released into the wild. They can now be found in every major city throughout the country and many other parts of the world.
Things You Should Know:
Common pest birds in NY and CT include pigeons, starlings, and sparrows.
Pest birds carry many diseases that can pose a threat to human health.
Pest bird droppings can cause slips and falls, accelerate the aging of buildings, and damage equipment.
Why Do I Have Them?
Pigeons, along with other pest birds such as house sparrows and starlings, are attracted by food and shelter. They prefer roosts of which they can hide underneath, such as the letters of large signs. However, their number one priority is the accessibility of food. If you have bird feeders set out, this is most likely what is attracting your pigeons.
Are Birds Dangerous?
Pigeons are very dirty birds that leave an area covered in droppings. Bird droppings are known to spread many different diseases, including Salmonella, West Nile Virus, Avian Flu and many more. They may also introduce other pests that live on birds, such as lice, ticks, mites and fleas.
What Does It Take To Get Rid Of Pest Birds?
Parkway Pest Services is an authorized Bird-B-Gone installer. The use of bird spikes, bird netting, bird slopes and other similar products prevent pigeons and other pest bird from landing on your property. They are effective and humane; the birds are not harmed in the process.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Parkway, we understand that it is important to you to take care of your pest problem as soon as possible; therefore it is important to us, as well. Emergency and same day service is available and in most cases we can be there the very next day.
Is The Treatment Safe?
Here at Parkway Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being Green Shield Certified and we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, so that treatments are much safer for you and your family. The Bird-B-Gone products do not include the use of any chemicals, instead focusing on trapping and exclusion. It is completely safe for your family and your pets.
How Can I Prevent A Future Infestation?
It is very difficult to deter pest birds from landing on your property. If you have a problem with pigeons, house sparrows, starlings, or any other bird, call the professionals at Parkway Pest Services for a free estimate.