Birds are an important part of our natural environment in the Raleigh area and throughout the Triangle. As predators, they feed on insects, rodents, worms, fish and countless other animals, while game birds, song birds, hawks and other species contribute to outdoor recreation and the overall enjoyment of nature. Due to their contributions, birds are afforded significant protection by laws, regulations and public sentiment. Public relations are an integral part of any bird management project. Critter Control of the Triangle educates our clients and the public as to why particular bird control programs and methods are necessary.
The birds that are well-known as pests in the United States are pigeons, starlings and house sparrows. If you have ever tried to get rid of pigeons, you know how difficult pigeon control can be. Other birds, from hawks to swallows, can occasionally cause unexpected and unusual pest problems. When blackbirds and crows roost in suburban areas they then become pests, while woodpeckers also peck holes into house sidings in search of insects. Seagulls can feed on plants, destroying gardens and often roosting and nesting on large flat roofs.
Critter Control of the Triangle has extensive experience in geese, pigeon and sparrow control, in addition to many other types of bird species. We practice humane tactics and can handle the trapping and relocation of sparrows, pigeons, geese and other bird species.
Common situations involving birds as pests:
- Roosting or nesting around human residences
- Feeding on agricultural products
- Destroying vegetation and contaminating foods
- Noise, droppings, odor and feathers
- Diseases or ectoparasites affecting people, including histoplasmosis and cryptococcal disease
- Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions
The best bird control approaches emphasize deterrents, exclusion or modification of buildings. Critter Control’s knowledgeable technicians have bird-proofing and bird control methods for any situation you may face. For more information, please contact us today at (919) 382-0651.
Disease Risks at a Glance
Birds cannot contract rabies, but they can get West Nile virus and avian influenza. It is very rare for these diseases to spread to humans.
We work in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle.
More information on specific bird species:
What Woodpeckers live in the Raleigh area?
- Posted by gordonb
- On October 14, 2021
While not a common pest species, woodpeckers in the Triangle area of North Carolina can be destructive. Particular species...
Can Birds in My Home Cause Damage
- Posted by Lance
- On March 24, 2021
A lot of homeowners in the Triangle set up a bird feeder, a bird bath and even a bird...
Are Birds of Prey Dangerous?
- Posted by Lance
- On July 1, 2017
The term ‘birds of prey’ can sound pretty intimidating. Even more intimidating is the word ‘raptor,’ which is the...