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Nuisance Bird Problems in Michigan

bird control in michigan
  • Birds in vents

  • Pigeons on roofs

  • Birds on Store Signs

  • Birds in the Attic

  • Birds in Gutters

  • Birds in the House

  • Bird Droppings

  • Birds in Warehouses

  • Birds on Window Ledges

Birds can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi. There are several diseases associated with bird nest material. Just like with bat guano you can contract. Histoplasmosis when inhaling the airborne spores of the nest. The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, swallows and woodpeckers.

Why Bird Control is Important

Clean-up Cost are Expensive

Equipment Damage

Health Code Violations

Health Risk

Inventory Damage

Poor Customer Image

Work Stoppages 

Slip and Fall Risk

Clogged Drains

Clogged Vents

Damage to Roofs 

Damage to Attics

Michigan Nuisance Bird Species

Chimney swifts living in the chimney

Chimney Swift Removal

These are the annoying sounds you hear coming from your fireplace. There is generally a nest of young living in your chimney stack screeching away. After about a month or so the birds should leave on there own. We recommend just leaving this birds until they fly out and then capping the chimney. There really is no way to get to the nest, or least without harming the young. However once the birds are gone it may be best to have a company clean out your chimney.

 

pigeon control solutions

Pigeon Control Company

Nicked named the dirty bird for a reason. Pigeons are one of the most common nuisance birds in Michigan, especially with commercial buildings. Pigeons are very adaptive to the city life and urban environments. Pigeons are known for roosting on signs, ledges, on top of buildings, and everywhere else. Their nesting material and droppings are filled with diseases such as histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. It is important to control these birds, before they take control of you. We provide many pigeon control services throughout the state of Michigan.

 

Michigan Sparrow Control

Controlling Sparrows in Your House

These tiny little birds can fit into small construction gaps creating nest in several locations on your home.  Often a bird exclusion is needed in order to exclude these birds from their nesting area. Simple cone shaped one way doors and repairs of other potential nesting areas can solve your sparrow problem. Sparrows can also be a nuisance to building owners. In Michigan this is one of the most common bird problems we encounter. Typically spring is when sparrows in Michigan do most of their damage.

Starling Removal Michigan

Starling Control

Will choose to nest in homes and buildings. They typically nest in exhaust vents, gable vents, eaves, and large construction gaps on homes. They can cause property damage and pose a health risk to humans. They carry fleas, mites, and other parasites. Their droppings can also be harmful to humans and the uric acid can cause structural damage. Starlings are an unprotected bird in Michigan and do great damage. It is important to control these birds before they 

Barn Swallow Problem

Swallow Control

Swallows are a protected bird here in Michigan. They make mud nest on the side of homes, barns, above doorways and on commercial buildings. Because they are a protected bird, you are not allowed to remove their nest if it has eggs or young. The best way for control of swallows is to use deterrents such as intimidater reflectors, fishing line, reflectors, hawk or owl decoys, etc. The use of traps or bird gels is prohibited in Michigan. Once they have left the nest you must remove the nest and clean it thoroughly. Painting the area often works best.

Woodpecker Problems in Michigan

Woodpecker Problems

Most annoying birds to home owners.  These birds peck on your home for a few reasons; You might have a termite or carpenter ant problem and the birds are looking for food. It is understood by some experts that horizontal pecking patterns indicates the birds are looking for food. If the pecking pattern is in a vertical format the birds could be looking for food but often they are looking for somewhere to live. Sometimes the birds will just peck a couple of times a year for matting purposes. You will hear this on gutters and other hard surfaces. 

Bird Control Solutions- How to Get Rid of Birds

Bird removal is much like bat removal. Find the entry point and nesting area. Install a one way exclusion device.  Cone shaped tubes work great, or bird netting is effective as well. Just like bat removal its always important to seal off any other potential entry points on the home.  If you can get to the nest its very important to remove it. Sometimes this requires removing the whole soffit or remove the nest under the gable in the attic.

We specialize in bird removal and bird control. We can prevent birds from getting into your home, attic, fireplace, and vents by doing all of the necessary repairs. Flashing eaves, screening gable vents, capping chimneys, fixing soffits, bird netting and capping exhaust vents. Below are solutions we use to get rid of birds and keep them out.

Michigan Bird Control for Bathroom Vents

Birds in Bathroom or Dryer Vents

A lot of our bird removal or control calls come because the home owner has noticed birds in the bathroom or dryer vent.  Either they smell dead birds or see them fly in and out.  We often have to remove the nest from inside the attic, but sometimes we can remove and sanitize the nesting area from out doors.  We cap all of our bathroom vents with the appropriate cap or screen to allow for good ventilation.

Michigan Bird Control- Bird Netting

Bird Netting- Loading Docks and Commercial Buildings

For birds nesting in rafters in loading docks and other open structures, may require bird netting to exclude and keep the birds out. We have been to Costco and other car part manufacturing companies to install bird netting for bird control. This requires every last square inch to be sealed off or the birds will find an opening. For this job the bird droppings were getting all over the car parts.

Bird Spikes for bird control

Physical Bird Deterrent- Bird Spikes, Wires, Tracks, and Slides

We have been to several homes and buildings to prevent birds from nesting and landing on structures. Birds like to nest on all types of structures like commercial building signs, building ledges, under roof lines, and above down spouts. Installing a physical bird deterrent such as bird spikes, slides, wires, or shock tracks will prevent birds from landing in these areas. Once the birds learn about these deterrents they will fly away and move to other structures for nesting.

Trapping Birds in Michigan

Bird Trapping

Sometimes the only solutions to getting rid of birds from a building or rooftop is to set traps. This is typical for pigeons or birds in buildings. We often have to set traps inside of Costco buildings and on top of commercial buildings to trap pigeons. We typically have to set multiple traps or re-bait the traps several times in order to catch all of the birds. Bird trapping can be difficult and usually done by a professional bird trapper.

Michigan Bird Control Nest Clean up

Bird Nest Clean-up | Attic Restoration

Birds can nest in all types of areas. Your attic is a main area birds like to nest. In doing so they bring in all sorts of material like straw, hay, garbage, etc. Birds are dirty pest and their droppings contain bacteria and fungi. These contaminated nest in you attic can be a major health issue for humans. One of our specialties is attic restoration. Includes clean-up, sanitizing and adding insulation.

Optical Gel Bird Repellent

Bird Repellent

Optical Gel: Bird repellents or optical bird gels are often used to prevent birds from roosting or nesting. Areas where bird spikes can not be installed we use optical bird gel so it can not be seen. We like to use optical bird gels on the end of peaks on roofs. The uric acid in bird droppings will rot away the shingles. Bird gel can not be used everywhere as it will melt when it gets too hot outside. This product must be used carefully on homes and buildings.

Bird Control Visual Deterrents

Visual Bird Deterrents

Bird deterrents such as scary eye balloons, predator decoys, Irri-Tape, intimidattor, laser products are all good to keep birds off of structures. We typically use these for areas we can not install bird spikes or put down optical gel. These work good especially for stucco and wood sided homes. Birds create holes all over the house and the only way to keep them off is to install bird deterrents.

Contact us For Bird Control

If you are having problems with any type of bird problem in your attic, home or building contact a Michigan Bird Control Specialist to help.

Michigan Bird Control in These Areas

Common areas we serve throughout our service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia,Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Ottisville, Swartz Creek,Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford,Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland