Pest Birds

What are pest birds?

Pest birds are species that rely on people for sources of food and areas of shelter. These birds tend to flock together in large numbers and can quickly overwhelm properties. 

In Wisconsin, we deal with many different pest birds that think they can make themselves at home on our properties. Listed below are some of the most common. 

  • Canadian geese

  • Grackles

  • Pigeons

  • Seagulls

  • Starlings

a pigeon

Are pest birds dangerous?

Pest birds not only spread many diseases and are a health risk, but they are also responsible for causing millions of dollars in damages across the United States each year. Pest birds are a dangerous problem to have, and they should be removed by a professional as quickly as possible.

Below are some of the biggest concerns associated with pest birds.

  • They are responsible for spreading pathogens that cause things like histoplasmosis and salmonella

  • Their feces are quite acidic and will damage a variety of surfaces on the exterior of your home.

  • Canadian geese are aggressive and cause problems when living around golf courses, parks, and airports.

  • Pest bird nests will clog gutters, vents, and electrical equipment. 

  • These birds will get into trash bags, bird feeders, and gardens.

  • Pest birds that feed on seeds and crops can cause a substantial economic loss for farmers.

Why do I have a pest bird problem?

Properties near water and food sources are most attractive to pest birds. They will use the roofs of buildings for nesting and roosting, foraging for food during the day, and retreating to their roosting spots every evening. Things like clogged gutters, trash cans, gardens, bird feeders, gardens, and trees will attract different species of pest birds.

Where will I find pest birds?

Pest birds live where people live, whether that be in an urban area, rural areas, or the suburbs. Homes, garages, barns, warehouses, city buildings, and bridges provide these pests with a sheltered place to nest and roost. Outside pest birds will make themselves at home in yards, fields, golf courses, parks, wooded areas, and open spaces near airports.

How do I get rid of pest birds?

Pest birds are difficult to prevent, and the best way to solve any problems you are experiencing with these destructive, disease-spreading pests is with professional help. Trust the professionals at Ewert Pest Control with your pest bird control needs. We are leaders in the pest control industry, and our focus is on providing our customers with long-term pest control solutions that utilize green, eco-friendly treatments that won’t harm people, plants, or pets. Our certified technicians work with our customers to address and correct current pest issues and prevent future pest problems. If you live in the Milwaukee area and would like more information about our bird control solutions, give us a call today!

How can I prevent pest birds in the future?

Preventing problems with pests birds is difficult because they can move onto any property they wish by flying there! However, doing things like removing areas of standing water and bird feeders, maintaining gardens, and keeping lids on trash cans can go a long way in making your property less attractive to these pests. Another way to deter pest birds is to utilize motion-activated outdoor lights and sprinklers.

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