Pest Birds

What is a pest bird?

The Canada goose, pigeons, starlings, seagulls and house sparrows are the most common pest birds in our area.  Pest birds are responsible for millions of dollars of damage every year.  Bird droppings are highly caustic and eat away at roofing and other structural material.  They contaminate food, water and anything they touch. They release airborne spores that can be inhaled by customers, workers and family members.  They also carry disease-causing parasites, fleas, ticks, mites, lice and other biting insects.

Are they dangerous?

Pigeon’s droppings and nests are of medical concern because they have over 50 diseases associated with them.  Some of these include histoplasmosis, chlamyiosis and salmonella.  Their droppings are also acidic and may mar many different surfaces.  The Canada goose is aggressive at protecting its territory and airport safety is jeopardized as many airport bird strike collisions result from geese roosting in open areas near airports. House sparrows and starlings can be a major nuisance in urban areas due to their nesting, eating and living habits. Gutters and drainage pipes clogged with sparrow  or starling nests can back up and cause extensive water damage. Furthermore, numerous fires have been attributed to electrical shorts from machinery housing sparrow or starling nests.

How do you get rid of pest birds?

Controlling these birds can be difficult and that’s why our services may include a combination of products and techniques.  Corrective landscaping, barriers and exclusion methods may all be used to rid your home or business of these nuisance birds.

Can I do it myself?

Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, pigeons, Canada geese and house sparrows are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating on their own.  Beware when purchasing products online as many are not effective. Pesticides are not typically effective against birds and can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.

How soon can you get here?

Our customers are our top priority. Your Wil-Kil technician is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible.

Is the treatment safe?

Wil-Kil Pest Control uses the least amount of materials possible while still resolving the problem.  We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever possible keeping you, your family, employees and customers safe.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Pest bird problems can be difficult to prevent.  Many of our clients choose year-round service against pest birds for the protection of their home or business.

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