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Pest Library

Birds

General Information

Bird control is quickly becoming a large part of Magical Pest Control’s necessary and urgent services. Learn more about what risks are involved when your home or building is exposed to these animals.

While birds are quite beautiful to admire from afar, once they get too close for comfort, they impose risks and threats on you and your family. Magical Pest Control is determined to maintain a balance when it comes to distance between birds and your home.

With harmful habits that cause damage to your home, such as droppings, feathers, diseases and parasites, birds should be removed from your business or residency immediately. They impose great annoyances upon home and business owners. Magical Pest Control is dedicated to coming to your aid and removing you of the dangers in an ecologically safe manner.

After inspecting and assessing your specific bird problem, Magical Pest Control determines a removal plan that goes hand-in-hand with a permanent solution to stop them from returning. We work to provide you with an entirely humane solution, with a happy outcome for both you and the bird.

Contact Magical Pest Control today if you are experiencing a bird disturbance. Upon assessing the situation and coming up with a treatment plan, satisfaction is guaranteed for everyone involved in this process – from human to fine, feathered friend.

Pigeons

There are approximately 11 species of pigeons in North America. This bird is approximately 13 inches long, with color varying from white to black with an iridescent sheen. This bird has a stocky body with short legs and neck and a small head.

Order/Family
Columbiformes/Columbidae

Scientific Name
Columba livia Gmelin

Biology
The white eggs are laid one-to-two at a time and require approximately 18 days to incubate. The eggs are incubated by both parents and approximately two to five broods are produced per year or up to 10 young per year. The young are born featherless and are totally dependent on the parent birds for the first month for warmth and food. The young leave the nest approximately one month after they hatch. Pigeons live from 4 to 12 years.

Behaviour
Pigeons have become the most serious bird pest associated with buildings. They can nest in a variety of protected locations, such as building ledges, signs, air conditioners, etc. Pigeons nest during all seasons when conditions permit. Pigeons feed on a variety of items such as garbage, vegetable matter, insects and handouts. The pigeons very acidic droppings can cause significant damage to equipment, painted surfaces, marble, limestone, etc. Droppings also can contain a variety of disease-causing bacteria, fungi, etc. Many of the parasitic mites associated with pigeons also bite humans.

Control
The most important step in bird control work is to have the area inspected to determine the species, population size, location of problem, equipment required, etc. by a professional pest control company. Since there are a variety of methods that can be used to eliminate these birds, such as trapping, netting, spike systems, etc. it is important to have contact a pest control company to determine the right treatment for your location.

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House Sparrow & Starling

The sparrow is approximately 6 inches long. The female and young are dull brown with a dirty white breast and brow. The startling is approximately 7 – 8 inches long. Their colour varies with the season, in the summer the are purplish black with an iridescent sheen and in the winter they appear speckled.

Order/Family
Passeriformes/Passeridae & Passeriformes/Sturnidae

Scientific Name
Passer domesticus & Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus

Biology
The sparrow and starling eggs vary in colour from white to light blue. The sparrow lays 5-6 eggs and they require 10 to 14 days to incubate. They have approximately 2 – 3 broods per year. The starling lays 2 – 8 eggs and they require 12 – 14 days to incubate. They have approximately 2 broods per year. Starlings leave the nest approximately 3 weeks after they hatch.

Behaviour
Sparrows prefer to nest in protected man-made or natural areas, such as openings in structures, gutters, signs, light fixtures, etc. Sparrows will displace other birds from their nests and use it as their own. Sparrows frequently nest in kitchen, bathroom, oven and dryer vents. Sparrows are very territorial. Starlings also like to nest in residential venting systems. Starlings diets consists of insects, soft fruits, grains, and seeds. Their droppings contain a variety of disease causing bacteria, fungi, etc.

Control
The most important step in bird control work is to have the area inspected to determine the species, population size, location of problem, equipment required, etc. by a professional pest control company. Since there are a variety of methods that can be used to eliminate these birds, such as trapping, netting, spike systems, etc. it is important to have contact a pest control company to determine the right treatment for your location.

Since these birds also tend to nest in residential spaces, kitchen, bathroom, dryer and oven vents, it is necessary to have a pest control company eliminate the nesting debris and exclude the birds from these areas.

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