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Birds

How To Identify Bird Problems

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Obviously one cannot keep birds off their property entirely. They will utilize the trees, swoop in to eat insects and perch on the roof. Most of this is perfectly harmless. But, when birds start to create problems, there are effective actions that can be taken.

Those living in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Burlington and the greater Triad area can rely on Critter Control of the Triad to quickly and expertly solve pest problems from birds.

Special considerations with birds

With rodents, insects and many other animal pests, these species can be trapped, removed or exterminated with a wide range of legal methods available to the property owner and animal control service. With birds, however, the Migratory Birds Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA for short) bans the killing, trapping or disturbing of most species of bird, including their nests, feathers, and eggs. While this can be inconvenient, it does protect birds from being hunted to extinction.

Certain species are designated as pests and are exempt from these strict rules. Starlings, sparrows, and pigeons are not protected and can be treated like rodents or other pests. Other birds are considered ‘game’ and can be hunted, including on one’s own property, during certain times of the year. Birds of prey, while protected by the MBTA, can be dangerous and non-lethal actions are often justified to remove them from a property if they are causing problems.

Some common problems associated with birds include:

  • Woodpeckers pecking holes into the side of homes
  • Bird droppings making a mess on the property
  • Birds of prey (hawks, owls, eagles, etc.) harassing or intimidating pets and children
  • Roosting of birds in attics, barns, and sheds

Contact Critter Control of the Triad for assistance with controlling birds

When dealing with birds, the safest option is to call in the experts immediately. Birds can be dangerous, carry diseases, and there are legal consequences to making the wrong move since they are mostly protected species. Call Critter Control of the Triad, and we will send a wildlife technician out to determine the best course of action.

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