The birds of North Texas vary greatly. We have everything from water fowl to song birds. While beautiful to watch, they can be a nuisance when they make themselves too at home on your property.
Common problems with birds:
Nesting in chimney
Crashing into windows/sliding doors
Leaving droppings everywhere
Bothering outdoor pets/poultry
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Birds are typically harmless to homeowners. They usually don't stay long or nest in nearby trees and are a delight to watch. Most species of birds eat bird food left out by people, seeds and vegetation, or most useful, garden pests like worms, grubs and beetles. Other birds, like hawks and owls, eat things like mice, rats, and snakes. They help keep the populations of these pests down and off of our properties.
Birds have been known to make their nests in odd places. Bird nests have be found in dryer vents, outdoor grills, and on/in outdoor furniture and light fixtures. Some birds can be very determined and return to build their nest in the same spot every single year. If they aren't causing problems, it is usually easiest to simply let the bird raise their chicks and leave whenever they're ready. Typically, it takes only a month for baby bird to leave the nest after hatching and during that time they usually don't cause any problems.
Bird Removal and Prevention
Removing birds can sometimes be a futile effort. Unless changes are made to prevent the bird from nesting wherever it was, the bird will return or a different one will take its place. It is a job best left to professionals who can make the repairs needed to keep birds out for good.
In order to prevent birds from nesting in your chimneys or vents, make sure to visually inspect your homes exterior regularly and have a professional come out at the first sign of any damage. Having a professional inspect your roof, vents, and chimney once a year can also save you from birds in the future.
There are a few different ways to deter birds that are on your property. If you keep chickens or other small livestock and are concerned about hawks, hang old cds outside using fishing line. Sunlight glinting off of the shiny side of the cds will disrupt hawks' vision and deter them from your yard. This can also be done if you frequently get birds crashing into your windows.
If a bird has made its nest in a place that is inconvenient and you must move them, contact professionals first. Certain species of birds are federally protected and disturbing their nest in any way can lead to large fines. Our technicians are trained in bird identification and can determine if the species is protected or not.
If you notice any damage/holes or suspect birds may have made their way into your home, don't hesitate to contact us. We can help determine what the problem is and offer a free estimate and/or inspection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I buy a repellent or a sound emitter to drive them off?
A: No! While there are a number of chemical or urine based repellent on the market, they are only effective in specific circumstances and when used by professionals. Noise deterrents, or sonic sound emitters, also will not work. These devices are a scam. If animals are not bothered by the sounds of cars or people, they won't be bothered by sound emitters.
Q: Can't I just do it myself/have my handyman do it?
A: It's not advised. Wildlife can pose many dangers. Without proper protective gear, wild animals can attack and injure people or transfer diseases via fecal matter or bites/scratches. When trapping or exclusion are done improperly, it can lead to many problems down the road, such as animals being trapped inside walls/attic, other animals taking up residence, and, even worse damage to your home, which can lead to expensive bills down the road.
We take pride in every job we do. That's why we have a Lifetime Guarantee on all our repairs. Wildlife won't be able to get past our repairs, and if they somehow do, we will come back and make things right, for free. Don't put yourself or your family in danger. Leave wildlife removal to the professionals.