Birds play an important role in the environment, feeding on insects, rodents, fish, and other birds and animals, while also contributing to our enjoyment of the outdoors with their songs and sometimes majestic appearance. However, some bird species, such as pigeons, starlings, and sparrows can cause problems and become pests.
Eliminating or sealing off potential nesting spots is a proactive approach to bird control. Calgary building owners can deter birds through the placement of plastic or metal roof spikes or bird wire on window sills, roof corners, and signs. This method discourages pigeons or other nuisance birds from roosting comfortably without causing them any real harm. Another helpful deterrent is installing flashings at an angle, preventing birds from being able to get a grip without losing your building’s aesthetic appeal. Ensuring all crevices and cracks are sealed up keeps smaller birds from being able to enter your home or business in order to nest. You can use exclusion sealant for smaller entrances and galvanized steel screening on wall vents and roof openings to keep feathered friends out. Finally, bird netting can also be discreetly installed under awnings and overhangs to prevent birds looking for shelter from gaining access.
Even if it’s too late for a preventative approach, the techs at Cal-Rid Exterminators Inc. are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. Call us, as we specialize in the removal of bird’s nests, dead birds, and bird droppings, as well as the installation of bird spikes, netting and much more.
We are also happy to offer tips on ecologically friendly methods of pest proofing your home. Contact us today to learn more or to book a service appointment to take care of all your bird control issues in Calgary.