Michigan Bird Removal Services | Bird Control For Homes & Buildings
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Types of Bird Problems in Michigan | How We Can Help
Bird problems in commercial building
Birds nesting on building signs
Woodpecker holes and pecking sounds
Screeching in the fireplace caused by chimney swifts
Birds in an exhaust vent (bathroom, dryer, stove, etc.)
Birds nesting in the attic
Birds nesting in eaves
Birds nesting above doorways
Pigeon Removal and Control
Common Species of Birds We Control In Michigan
Pigeon Control Service
Humane Pigeon Removal
Pigeon control refers to the measures taken to manage and reduce the population of pigeons in a particular area. Pigeons can be a nuisance and a health hazard, particularly in urban areas, where they congregate in large numbers and can cause damage to buildings, bridges, and other structures.
There are a variety of methods used to control pigeon populations, including physical barriers, such as netting or spikes, visual deterrents, such as predator decoys, and chemical deterrents, such as bird repellents. In some cases, trapping and relocation may also be used to manage pigeon populations.
Pigeon control is important for public health and safety, as pigeons can carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans, and their droppings can cause damage to property and create unsanitary conditions.
Chimney Swift Control Service
Humane Chimney Swift Removal
Chimney swift control refers to the management and reduction of populations of chimney swifts, a species of bird commonly found in North America that nests in chimneys and other man-made structures.
Chimney swifts play an important role in the ecosystem by controlling insect populations, but their nesting habits can cause problems for homeowners and property managers. Their droppings can create unsanitary conditions, and the birds can cause damage to chimneys and other structures.
There are several methods used to control chimney swift populations, including the installation of chimney caps or screens to prevent the birds from entering, the removal of existing nests during the non-breeding season, and the use of non-lethal deterrents such as bird calls or visual deterrents to discourage nesting.
It is important to note that chimney swifts are protected by federal law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and any control measures must be undertaken in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Sparrow Control Service
Humane Sparrow Removal
Sparrow control refers to the management and reduction of populations of sparrows, a common bird species found in many parts of the world. Sparrows can be considered pests in certain situations, particularly in urban areas, where they can cause damage to property and crops, and create unsanitary conditions.
There are several methods used to control sparrow populations, including physical barriers, such as netting or spikes, trapping and relocation, and the use of chemical deterrents, such as bird repellents. In some cases, the installation of nest boxes or other nesting sites away from sensitive areas may also be used as a form of population management.
It is important to note that some species of sparrows, such as the house sparrow, are non-native and can be invasive, causing harm to native bird populations. However, other species, such as the song sparrow, are native and play an important role in the ecosystem. Any control measures should be undertaken in accordance with state and federal regulations, and care should be taken to avoid harming non-target species.
Starling Control Service
Humane Starling Removal
Starling control refers to the management and reduction of populations of European starlings, a non-native bird species that has become established in many parts of the world, including North America. Starlings are known for their aggressive behavior and their tendency to compete with native bird species for nesting sites and food.
There are several methods used to control starling populations, including physical barriers, such as netting or spikes, trapping and relocation, and the use of chemical deterrents, such as bird repellents. In some cases, the installation of nest boxes or other nesting sites away from sensitive areas may also be used as a form of population management.
It is important to note that European starlings are protected by federal law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and any control measures must be undertaken in accordance with state and federal regulations. Care should be taken to avoid harming non-target species, and efforts should be made to support the conservation of native bird populations.
Swallow Control Service
Humane Swallow Removal
Swallow bird control refers to the management and reduction of populations of swallows, a group of bird species found in many parts of the world. Swallows are known for their distinctive nesting habits, building mud nests on the sides of buildings, bridges, and other man-made structures.
While swallows are not typically considered pests, their nesting habits can cause problems for homeowners and property managers, particularly when their droppings create unsanitary conditions or when the nests interfere with the use of buildings or other structures.
There are several methods used to control swallow populations, including physical barriers, such as netting or spikes, the removal of existing nests during the non-breeding season, and the installation of alternative nesting sites away from sensitive areas. In some cases, non-lethal deterrents such as bird calls or visual deterrents may also be used to discourage nesting.
It is important to note that many species of swallows are protected by federal law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and any control measures must be undertaken in accordance with state and federal regulations. Care should be taken to avoid harming non-target species, and efforts should be made to support the conservation of native bird populations.
Woodpecker Control Service
Humane Woodpecker Removal
Woodpecker control refers to the management and reduction of populations of woodpeckers, a group of bird species found in many parts of the world. Woodpeckers are known for their distinctive drumming and pecking behavior, which can cause damage to trees, wooden structures, and other man-made materials.
While woodpeckers are an important part of many ecosystems, their behavior can create problems for homeowners and property managers, particularly when their drumming or pecking causes damage to buildings or other structures.
There are several methods used to control woodpecker populations, including physical barriers, such as netting or spikes, the use of visual or auditory deterrents, and the installation of alternative nesting sites away from sensitive areas. In some cases, non-lethal chemical deterrents may also be used to discourage woodpeckers from pecking or drumming on structures.
It is important to note that many species of woodpeckers are protected by federal law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and any control measures must be undertaken in accordance with state and federal regulations. Care should be taken to avoid harming non-target species, and efforts should be made to support the conservation of native bird populations.
Bird Control Solutions- How to Get Rid of Birds
Residential Bird Control
Birds in Michigan can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. Their nest is filled with bacteria and fungi. There are several diseases associated with bird nest material. Just like with bat guano you can contract histoplasmosis 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, swallows, and woodpeckers.
Bird removal can be much like bat removal. Find the entry point and nesting area. Install a one-way exclusion device. Cone-shaped tubes work great, or bird netting is effective as well. Just like bat removal, it's always important to seal off any other potential entry points on the home. If you can get to the nest it's very important to remove it. Sometimes this requires removing the whole soffit or removing the nest under the gable in the attic.
We specialize in bird removal and bird control. We can prevent birds from getting into your home, attic, fireplace, and vents by doing all of the necessary repairs. Flashing eaves, screening gable vents, capping chimneys, fixing soffits, bird netting, and capping exhaust vents. Below are solutions we use to get rid of birds and keep them out.
Birds in a Bathroom or Dryer Vent
Bird Vent Covers
90 percent of our bird removal or control calls come because the homeowner has noticed birds in the bathroom or dryer vent. Either they smell dead birds or see them fly in and out. We often have to remove the nest from inside the attic, but sometimes we can remove and sanitize the nesting area from outdoors. We cap all of our bathroom vents with the appropriate cap or screen to allow for good ventilation.
Bird Nest Clean-Up- Attic Restoration
Birds can nest in all types of areas. Your attic is the main area birds like to nest. In doing so they bring in all sorts of materials like straw, hay, garbage, etc. Birds are dirty pest and their droppings contain bacteria and fungi. These contaminated nests in your attic can be a major health issue for humans. One of our specialties is attic restoration. Includes clean-up, sanitizing, and adding insulation.
Bird deterrents such as the intimidator, scary eye balloons, predator decoys, Irri-Tape, and laser products are all good to keep birds off of structures. We typically use these for areas we can not install bird spikes or put down bird optical gel. These work well especially for stucco and wood-sided homes. Birds create holes all over the house and the only way to keep them off is to install bird deterrents.
Birds in Loading Docks- Bird Netting Jobs
Bird Netting: Job for birds nesting in rafters in loading docks and other open structures, may require bird netting to exclude and keep the birds out. We have been to Costco and other car part manufacturing companies to install bird netting for bird control. This requires every last square inch to be sealed off or the birds will find an opening. For this job, the bird droppings were getting all over the car parts.
Bird Spikes to Prevent Nesting
Bird Spikes: We have been to several homes and buildings to prevent birds from nesting and landing on structures. Birds like to nest on all types of structures like commercial building signs, building ledges, under roof lines, and above downspouts. Installing bird spikes will prevent birds from landing in these areas. Once the birds learn about these spikes they will fly away and move to other structures for nesting.
Bird Trapping: Sometimes the only solution to getting rid of birds from a building or rooftop is to set traps. This is typical for pigeons or birds in buildings. We often have to set traps inside of Costco buildings and on top of commercial buildings to trap pigeons. We typically have to set multiple traps or re-bait the traps several times in order to catch all of the birds. Bird trapping can be difficult and usually done by a professional bird trapper.
Optical Gel: Bird repellents or optical bird gels are often used to prevent birds from roosting or nesting. In areas where bird spikes can not be installed, we use optical bird gel so it can not be seen. We like to use optical bird gels on the end of peaks on roofs. The uric acid in bird droppings will rot away the shingles. Bird gel can not be used everywhere as it will melt when it gets too hot outside. This product must be used carefully in homes and buildings.
Flock Off- A Scientific Revolution in Bird Abatement
Conceived by a quantum physicist in 2009, and developed by experts in Ornithology and Entomology, Flock Off uses applied science to disrupt the actual migratory physiology of birds with a tuned, electromagnetic pulse, only felt by birds.
When birds fly near, Flock Off disrupts a key protein in their bodies used to navigate. It affects mineral crystals present in their beaks and wave receptors in their ears, eyes, and brain. This momentarily halts their ability to judge speed, direction, and distance. The birds experience what humans might feel as “vertigo” within 5 feet of the system…AND simply cannot land.
Unlike spikes, nets, poisons, electrified wire, plastic owls, lasers, and noisemakers, Flock Off ACTUALLY works. It is harmless to the birds, harmless to humans, and harmless to other animals. It is aesthetically pleasing, silent, low-profile, and engineered for durability in all environments. One Flock Off system will protect up to 500 linear feet of a structure.
With Flock Off, Birds humanely and naturally relocate themselves!
Safe & Humane
The operation frequency of Flock off affects virtually all problem birds! The system does not emit problematic radio frequency (RF) or ultrasound waves. It operates at 120 HERTZ, in the audio frequency (AF) spectrum. This frequency is converted into an electromagnetic pulse and is not audible or harmful in any way and will not cause interference with electrical, electronic, communications, or other systems. Birds are NEVER harmed by Flock Off.
Proven Green & Efficient
Flock Off was recently studied by the University of Arizona. Their published findings show a virtually 100% efficacy rate for bird abatement while simultaneously doing NO harm to the birds. Flock Off is a 100% GREEN solution!
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 into 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 jobs we take all of this into consideration. A typical residential bird control job may cost anywhere from $400-$800 or more depending on the task at hand. For one single nest removed may cost $100-$200. Large commercial jobs that require netting, spikes, or other repellents could cost a lot more.
The cost of bird control can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the area that needs to be treated, the type of birds that need to be controlled, and the specific bird control method used. Some common bird control methods include netting, spikes, repellents, and electronic devices.
In general, the cost of bird control can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. For example, bird netting for a small area may cost a few hundred dollars, while a large commercial property with multiple buildings may require a more complex bird control solution that can cost several thousand dollars.
It's best to get a consultation from a bird control professional to determine the specific needs and costs of your situation. Additionally, it's important to consider the long-term benefits of bird control, such as reducing damage and health hazards, when making a decision about the cost.
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Bird Removal & Exclusion Pricing Guide- How We Do It
Get The Good Residential
Just Get Birds Out
- 1 Year Warranty
- Roof-Vent Sealing
- Clear Sealant/ Black Foam
Keep Birds Out
$800-$1,500 / Exclusion
- 3 or 5 Year Warranty
- Roof-Vent Screen or Ridge-Guard
- Color Match Caulk
Commercial Bird Control
Industrial Bird Control
$1,500+ / Exclusion
- 5 Year Warranty
- Visual Detterents
- Physical Barriars
- Full Building Exclusion
- Clean-up of Bird Droppings
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We service over 14 counties in Michigan for bird removal jobs. See our service area to see if we are in your area. Looking for a professional wildlife control expert specializing in the bird removal process, but not sure who to hire? Click here for information on hiring a wildlife control expert.
If you have a bird problem and you live in Michigan we service you. Common areas we serve throughout our service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia, Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Otisville, Swartz Creek, Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford, Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland. For more areas we service visit our locations page.