New Jersey Bird Control
Bird populations in the state of New Jersey typically range between six different species. Most people do not think of birds as being a nuisance, but when they begin to make your home or business their own, they can interfere with any and everyone’s life in the area. The New Jersey bird control experts at Bird Doctor explain bird nests can clog gutters and cause water to back up, or clog ventilation systems potentially creating a fire hazard. Their droppings not only create an unsightly mess but they can pose serious health risks. Establishing bird control in New Jersey requires various approaches. For the most success, a professional assessment can help you alleviate your bird problem. To protect your New Jersey home or business against pest birds, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
Contactless Exterminator and Pest Control Service
During these unprecedented times, Viking Pest is committed to keeping homes and businesses throughout NJ, PA, DE, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland healthy, safe, and pest-free. Viking Pest is open and providing contactless, exterior pest control services to keep invaders out of your home or business.
How to Identify Birds in New Jersey
There are five common species of birds in the New Jersey area, the house sparrow, the European starling, the feral pigeon, the cliff swallow, and the seagull. Depending on where pest birds decide to nest determines the type of problem you may encounter on your property. For example, seagulls are known to be aggressive birds when they are on the hunt for food. In multiple areas of New Jersey, seagulls have the potential to gather in large flocks even in areas not directly on the beach. The New Jersey bird control experts at Bird Doctor explain their droppings can cause damage to rooftops, erosion to boats, or damage to street lamps. Another popular example is the house sparrow, who build their nests in or on residential buildings, or wherever there is human habitation. These areas could be light fixtures, awnings, electrical boxes, and gutters. House sparrows have even been known to fly inside open doors or loading docks to nest inside buildings.
When Are Birds Present in New Jersey?
Although many birds have the habit of flying to warmer climates during the winter months, there are some species in New Jersey that do not migrate, explains Thomas, Bird Doctor’s Branch Manager. Because of this, having a problem with pest birds can be a year-round issue. One example is pigeons, who are capable of withstanding winter, making it unnecessary for them to seek out warmer climates. The more pest birds make an area home, the more bird droppings they leave. Not only do their droppings create an unsightly mess and an unprofessional image for a business, but in a warehouse setting, some birds can ruin valuable inventory and pose a health threat to humans.
Many diseases are linked to birds and their droppings. When the dried droppings are disturbed they release infectious spores into the air carrying the bacteria and fungi that can be easily inhaled. Bird Doctor experts explain some of these infections are histoplasmosis, a fungal lung illness that can lead to chronic respiratory problems. Other illnesses come from the parasites in the droppings and spread to humans such as Toxoplasmosis. In some cases, illnesses like viral meningitis and encephalitis can be spread to humans from birds by other infected pests, like mosquitoes or mites.
Migratory Birds and Woodpeckers
Migratory birds, including woodpeckers, are protected under Federal Law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Due to their protection, Viking Pest Control cannot complete any bird control service for migratory birds. For more information regarding their protection, please visit https://www.fws.gov/birds/policies-and-regulations/laws-legislations/migratory-bird-treaty-act.php
While Viking Pest cannot capture woodpeckers, Viking Pest can do exclusion work to help prevent woodpeckers from doing damage to a home. Viking can also repair woodpecker damage
How to Control Birds in New Jersey
Pest bird control success may involve various methods and a variety of deterrents. The most common physical deterrents are bird spikes and netting. The New Jersey bird control experts at Bird Doctor explain the netting method involves creating a barrier between the bird and the place it’s made its nest. The barrier works all year long to prevent birds from returning. Sometimes using a high angled deterrent makes landing difficult to discourage bird perching. The New Jersey bird control experts at Bird Doctor recommend cleaning up any debris on your property because birds love areas that are littered with items they can easily pick up and use for their nests. Call Bird Doctor for a free inspection and our certified bird control experts will assess your home or business for access points such as ledges, window sills, cracks in wood, eaves, and holes in the roof where they can build their nests. Typically once they build their nests they plan to stay long term. The representatives at Bird Doctor explain ultimately the most effective bird control solution may require behavior modification. This means making your property inhospitable to birds so that they go somewhere else.
Hire Bird Doctor to Help With Bird Control in New Jersey!
Bird Doctor, a division of Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent birds from invading your home or business in New Jersey. 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 800-825-1151 or schedule online today!