Bird Removal Valley Village CA
In the world of wildlife removal, people seem to have two opinions about birds – on one hand, they’re cute, adorable things, on the other, they can endanger you and your family. This is why we, at Animoval a Humane Wildlife Solution, try to focus on humane bird control solutions to keep everyone happy.
What kinds of birds are we talking about?
There are lots of different birds that can qualify as pests, depending largely on the area of the world where you live. Pigeons are among the most common house pests across the United States, largely because of their numbers. Starlings are another common concern for property owners, as are house sparrows. But of course, this may vary depending on your area, and property type. Luckily, our humane bird control and removal methods are designed to work well for a wide range of different birds. So let’s talk a bit about that.
Bird Control Methods
At Animoval a Humane Wildlife Solution, we employ different bird control methods to suit your particular needs, as well as those of the bird in question. In order to efficiently exclude a pest bird from your property, you need to first consider what’s attracting it to your home, in the first place. Most likely, the bird is looking for a safe and secluded place to nest, which is why attics, roofs, ledges, and other nooks and crannies are considered ideal nesting grounds.
Alternatively, they may be flocking to your property because it offers a readily available source of food, either in the form of leftovers, pet food, and so on. And while sometimes, it may be enough to just remove the food source to get rid of the bird in question, other times, you may need to be more thorough.
This is where we come in.
One of the most common and effective bird control methods is the installation of specially designed spikes on your ledges, balcony, etc.
To some, this control method seems inhumane and downright cruel, but in actual fact, it’s not. You see, birds are smart creatures, and they do not actually stop on the spikes, but rather know enough to avoid them. This way, you deter birds from settling on your property, without actually harming them.
Another excellent way to deter pest birds from settling on your property – bird netting. This simple and efficient device acts as a wall between the bird and your property and stops it from settling and making a nest there. Once again, netting is an efficient deterrent, without actually harming the bird, which makes it ideal for bird proofing.
Depending on the particular situation, other types of deterrents (auditory, repellents, etc.) may be used. But in order to ascertain what the best option for you is, we’ll need to have a quick inspection to assess the situation, type and number of birds bothering you, and so on. After this brief inspection, we then go on to control the bird population in your area, as well as advise you on future preventive measures.
How to Keep Pigeons Out Of The Attic
Attics are one of the most well-loved areas of the human home for wild animals. Why? Well, attics are mainly used for storage and so, generally less frequented than other areas of the home. This makes them ideal nesting grounds for a lot of different animals, from bats to raccoons, to birds such as pigeons.
Like any other wild animal, you probably don’t want to have pigeons on your property, as they are carriers of a wide array of serious, unpleasant diseases. And by being there, in your home, they’re exposing you, your family, and your pets to these diseases. So you’ll want them removed as swiftly as possible, and we’re going to show you how you can do that.
A professional wildlife removal service is always an option.
Generally, if you have no experience with wild animal removal or tend to be squeamish, it’s best to let someone else handle the situation. While a lot of homeowners try to avoid calling a professional because it’s more costly, this is usually a flawed argument. Often, DIY attempts of pigeon removal are unsuccessful, and can, in some cases, even result in personal injury.
When contacting a wildlife removal professional, you’re at least guaranteed results, as well as valuable prevention tips. When researching your options, we always recommend using a humane removal service, like Animoval a Humane Wildlife Solution. Just because the pigeons are bothering you, that’s no reason to harm or kill them.
Alternatively, you can use natural repellents.
Like other birds and wild animal intruders, pigeons are said to dislike strong smells and flavors. This is why a popular home remedy for pigeons in your attic involves spices, such as cinnamon or cayenne pepper. By sprinkling generous amounts of these spices in your attic, you’re warding off pigeons – maybe.
Remove food sources.
Keep in mind the reason why pigeons are flocking to your property in the first place – their quest for food. It’s important that you regularly clean up your attic, to ensure there are no leftovers or other appealing edibles that may be attracting the pigeons to your home. Also remember to remove pet food, as this can also appeal to birds.
It might not sound like a lot, but simply by making your home unappealing to pigeons, you’re providing a powerful reason for them to stay away.
Prevent roosting with spikes.
Often, anti-roosting spikes are said to be inhumane and downright dangerous. They aren’t. See, anti-roosting spikes assume a bird’s natural intelligence. A pigeon won’t actually attempt to roost on a shiny metal spike, but rather will recognize it for what it is – dangerous. By making the outside of your attic (roofing, window ledges, etc.) as unappealing as possible to birds, you’re reducing the risk of getting pigeons in your attic.
It’s a well-known fact that pigeons aren’t big fans of water, so by spraying them with the stuff, you’re really starting to bug them. If staying in your attic means constantly having you come around to spray water on them, they’d rather not, thanks. So this can be an efficient method for getting rid of pigeons.
Oh, and speaking of water, you also want to make sure you eliminate water sources, such as leaky pipes. Since birds (like any other animal) need hydration, these can also constitute a powerful attraction point.
Lastly, fix up holes and cracks.
Once you’ve gotten rid of the pigeons in your attic, you’ll want to figure out how they got in and fix up any cracks, holes or missing shingles, as soon as possible. By leaving these unmended, you’re practically inviting other wild animals into your attic.