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Bird Pressure

Understanding Bird Pressure to Eradicate Bird Control Challenges

Bird pressure describes the level of attachment that birds have to a specific area. In other words, it allows pest bird control technicians to know how much pressure we need to put on the birds for them to vacate the area. If it’s relatively easy to keep birds away, it’s a light pressure area. If birds stubbornly return to the area, despite numerous deterrents, it’s a heavy pressure area.

Understanding bird pressure is a key part of our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to pest bird control in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. By understanding the specific habits, needs, and behavior of the species that is giving you trouble, we can formulate a solution that has a low impact on your home or business and the environment, and a high impact on the behavior of the bird population in your immediate vicinity. Unmatched ecological understanding and insights honed by years of experience enable us to eradicate your pest bird problem and any bird damage, often in a single visit. Here’s a brief guide to heavy, medium, and light pressure areas, and what we can do to control the problem in each.

Light Bird Pressure Areas

A light pressure area may be frequented by several birds or a whole flock. However, it’s commonly used only for perching, to enjoy the shelter, sun, or view. It’s relatively easy to scatter the flock in a light pressure area and to prevent them from congregating again.

Signs of Light Pressure Areas

A handful of birds are frequently seen in the area, and there may be some droppings and feathers as evidence of their presence even when they’re gone. However, their traces are easily cleaned and erased.

Deterrent Approach

To prevent pest birds such as pigeons, starlings, and seagulls from roosting in a light pressure area, we use a variety of proven techniques and adjustments to the environs. This may include placing mesh netting that prevents access to easy roosting areas, pruning plants, or installing spikes and blocks atop walls or ridgepoles.

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Medium Bird Pressure Areas

A medium pressure area may be a common feeding site or an area where food is more readily available. It may be a welcome shelter for birds in a region where shelter is hard to find. While birds may habitually occupy the area, they seldom nest there. Although it’s harder to evict birds from a medium pressure site than a light pressure one, they can often be discouraged if the benefits of the area are removed.

Signs of Medium Pressure Areas

Medium pressure areas are usually apparent even when the birds aren’t present. Heavy droppings and debris will indicate their presence. While birds seldom become aggressive defending medium pressure areas, they aren’t easily startled and scared away and may be quite bold with a human that is in their area.

Deterrent Approach

To determine the proper deterrent approach, it’s important to understand what draws the birds to the area. If it’s a ready food source, then removing that food source and/or the birds’ accessibility to it will usually relieve the bird pressure on the area. There are also numerous ways to manipulate the area to make it less comfortable for congregating flocks. This may include installing blocks that increase the slope of an area, blocking up holes and pipes that create comfortable shelters, restricting access to eaves and beams using mechanical or architectural adjustments.

Heavy Bird Pressure

A heavy pressure area is frequently a nesting spot for at least one pair of birds. Often, a heavy pressure area has been used as a nest for years. Common pest species, such as sparrows and pigeons, return to the same spot and nest each time they have a new clutch of young. It can be extremely difficult to remove birds from high-pressure areas.

Signs of Heavy Pressure Areas

Heavy pressure areas are readily apparent to the naked eye. Often, one or more birds are seen roosting there, and there will be evidence of current or past nests. Heavy droppings are seen in the area, along with twigs, feathers, and anything used to insulate the nest. It is difficult to scare birds away from high-pressure areas. They may even become aggressive when they feel like their space is being invaded. Both male and female birds will attack if there are young in the nest and a human approaches.

Deterrent Approach

To effectively rid a high-pressure area of pest birds, it’s important to understand bird behavior. Nest removal is an option, although it’s best conducted during certain times of the year, and isn’t always effective in heavy pressure areas. Your chances of success increase when technicians have a thorough understanding of the bird problem, the species involved, along with its nesting and seasonal habits. Providing alternative nesting areas, or making changes to the property that discourage nesting, can increase your chances of success.

Bird Doctor a Division of Viking Pest Control utilizes humane solutions for your bird problem no matter the amount of pressure in the area. Our unique, ecologically-conscious approach to bird control gets you effective results in one or two convenient appointments.

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Protecting Your Home or Business from Birds with Bird Doctor, a Division of Viking Pest Control

Bird Doctor a Division of Viking Pest Control, offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent birds from invading your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling birds from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-825-1151 or schedule online today!