Bird Species Identification
Different Birds, Different Solutions
Each region of the United States has different pest bird species. The above list contains the main pest bird species found across the country that most commonly cause commercial and residential structure problems. Every pest bird will have different control methods in terms of deterring or excluding the target pest bird. Some bird control methods, like bird netting, will work for all pest bird types regardless of the size of the bird or the region in which the bird control gets installed. For other control methods or bird deterrents, knowing what kind of bird species is causing the problem is crucial in determining an action plan and control method.
Some bird species, such as turkey vultures, pigeons, and geese, have the commonality of their large size and traveling in flocks. We would consider targeting these types of birds differently than we would smaller birds, as bird spikes would work for the aforementioned larger birds. Yet, birds like the grackle or sparrow, due to their small size, can land and build nests between the spikes, turning what was supposed to be a bird deterrent into an advantage for them!
How Smart Can They Be?
Even between smaller species like the starlings and grackle, different control methods are more effective for each. While both can be detrimental to a farm owner’s crops, we can deal with starlings by installing either a sound unit or a visual scare device. On the other hand, Grackles are very intelligent birds and can catch on quickly if we use only one type of scare tactic. This species needs specific sound units installed, coupled with a different type of deterrent depending on the location, such as taste deterrents, tension wire systems, or electrified track systems.
Saving Our Clients Resources
Knowing what species of pest bird we are dealing with also helps save the client money in some circumstances. While modification to ledges and installing bird netting corrects every pest bird infestation to a commercial or residential building, these bird control methods are also expensive. Suppose a client is only having issues with seagulls. In that case, a less costly bird control method like bird wire or sound deterrents solves the problem just as effectively.
Call AviAway to perform a bird control inspection and determine the correct solution to your pest bird problems. The sooner pest bird problems get resolved, the easier it is to keep them away.
Bird Control Service Solutions
AviAway Bird Control Services provides a variety of bird control services to help solve all your pest bird problems. Our services include installation of bird netting, bird spikes, bird tension wire, seagull rooftop grid wire control systems, electrified shock track systems, AviAngle ledge protection, pond netting, aggressive harvesting, sound units, ultrasonic units, bird gels, gel cups, mist-netting, trapping, live capture programs, solar wire protection, and custom bird deterrent fabrication.