Birds in Michigan can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi. There are several diseases associated with bird nest material. Just like with bat guano you can contract histopoplasmosis when inhaling the airborne spores of the nest. The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, and wood peckers.
Pigeons: Create a huge mess inside an attic or commercial building. They can also make a huge mess on your roof tops. They carry many diseases. Pigeons are typically controlled by removing them with nets or by hand. Sealing of their entry point is key to prevent them from returning. Cleaning the mess they make is most important as they are recognized as the dirtiest birds in Michigan.
Chimney Swifts: The name says it all. These are the annoying sounds (screeching) you hear coming from your fire place. There is generally a nest of young living in the middle of your chimney stack. Chimney swift control is difficult and often time sensitive. Control chimney swifts or getting rid of them often is done by patiently waiting until the nest of young are mature and can leave the nest. Once the birds are gone we can clean your chimney with a chimney sweeping rod and disinfectant. Once the birds are gone and the chimney is clean we will cap your chimney to prevent the return and keep other wildlife out.
Starlings: They live in eves, Gable vents, and huge construction gaps. They make large nest and can cause extensive damage to your insulation in the attic. Starlings are often the birds people encounter the most. Starlings can be excluded just like bats by using exclusion devices and bird netting to prevent the return. Cleaning eaves and vents is often difficult with out removing vents screens or soffits. Although difficult definitely recommended to prevent the spread of the bird flu, histoplasmosis, salmonella, and other diseases.
Sparrows:These tiny little birds can fit into small construction gaps creating nest in several locations on your home. Often a bird exclusion is needed in order to exclude these birds from their nesting area. Exclusions for sparrows are much like excluding bats from your home. The use of one way doors and sealing open construction gaps is way to get rid of the nuisance birds and prevent them from returning.
Wood Peckers: most annoying birds to home owners. These birds peck onyour home for a few reasons; You might have a termite or carpenter antproblem and the birds are looking for food. It is understood by some experts that horizontal pecking patters indicates the the birds are looking for food. The feast on termites and carpenter ants. Maybe a good idea to have your home inspected for these insects as well as treated for. Vertical pecking patterns indicate the bird is looking for an opening to nest in. During a couple times a year the birds will come to your home during mating season. Often times you will hear these birds pecking on gutters to alert other woodpeckers they are in the area. Shiny flashing will often deter the birds from pecking at your home. When painting your home you may consider mixing it with a woodpecker deterrent.
We specialize in bird removal and bird control. We can prevent birds from getting into your home, attic, and fireplace but doing all the necessary repairs. Flashing eves, screening gable vents, capping chimneys, fixing soffits. Never trap a bird in its nesting area. You will end up with dead birds and a nest with no way to ventilate out of your attic or fire place. for more information on our bird control and removal services contact Michigan Wildlife Solutions today (877) 922-2287.
If I do have a bird problem what would it cost me to get rid of them? Much like bat removal, bird removal or control has no set price. There are many things to take in consideration when pricing for bird control. Inspection of home, number of openings, hardness of job, and amount of nest to remove. Birds nest removal is one of the dirtiest jobs we do, so when pricing bird job we take all of this into consideration. A typical bird control job may cost anywhere from $300-$600 or more depending on the task at hand. For one single nest removed may cost $100-$200. For a more precise quote on bird removal in Michigan click on the free price quote button.
We service most areas in Michigan for bird removal and control. See our service area to see if we are in your area.
Are you having any of the following problems with birds at your Michigan residence?
Birds in an exhaust vent (bathroom, dryer, stove, etc.)
Birds nesting in the attic.
Birds nesting in eaves.
Birds nesting above doorways.
Bird problems in commercial building.
Birds nesting on building signs.
Woodpecker holes and pecking sounds.
Screeching in the fireplace caused by chimney swifits.
If you are having any bird problems like this give us a call today.
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At Michigan Wildlife Solutions, LLC we over the most humane and complete wildlife control solutions. We are experienced in the nuisance animal control industry and get rid of all nuisance animal pest from your home, attic, and office. We are specialized in commercial and residential services. Our specialty is things that fly like bird control, bat control, bat removal, and live exclusions. We proudly service all of the following cities for wildlife control, bird control, and bat pest control: Saginaw, Midland, Bay City, Flint, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Goodrich, Davison, Lapper, Swartz Creek, Byron, Owosso, Perry, Gaines, Durand, Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Hasslett, Howell, Brighton, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, South Lyon, Ann Arbor, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Canton, Wayne, Westland, Milford, Holly, Clarkston, Ortonville, Waterford, Rochester, Troy, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Shelby Township, Utica, Macomb, Romeo, Sterling Heights, and all surrounding cities. For a complete list of our animal control services and areas we commonly service, visit our links below.