Bird Control in Florida

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Florida Wildlife Trappers Provide Safe, Legal Bird Control

Birds are a common sight in Florida, with over 500 species calling the state home. While many birds are admired for their beauty and songs, some species can become nuisance pests when they take up residence in man-made structures. Birds nesting and roosting in buildings can cause noise, messes, structural damage, and health hazards from their droppings.

Florida Wildlife Trappers understands the laws protecting native birds and uses humane, legal methods to deter and remove problem bird species. We inspect properties, identify the bird species involved, and implement customized solutions to humanely evict birds and prevent re-entry. With our expert technicians and advanced techniques, we can solve any bird problem while coexisting with these important parts of Florida’s environment.

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Pair of baby birds near a vent, which will need immediate Bird Removal

Inspection and Identification

When you contact Florida Wildlife Trappers about an unwanted bird issue, we’ll schedule a thorough inspection of your property. Our knowledgeable technicians will examine nesting and roosting areas to identify the bird species causing problems.

Visual identification of the birds along with clues like their unique nest construction, calls and songs, and behavior patterns inform us on the best removal and prevention methods. Proper identification also lets us know if the species is migratory or a protected native, which determines legal protocols we must follow.

Bird Control and Exclusion

With the species identified, Florida Wildlife Trappers implements customized solutions to remove birds humanely and prevent re-entry. We may carefully extract nests and young and install one-way exclusion devices that let adult birds exit but not re-enter. For chimney nests, we can install a cap after removal.

Trapping or mist netting may be utilized for larger infestations. Persistent birds are encouraged to abandon the site through decoys, sprinklers, noisemakers, flashing lights, and harmless gels. Once vacated, the area is sealed and modified to make future nesting difficult. Droppings and debris are also cleaned and disinfected.

Fledgling crows such as these are common requests for Bird Removal in Florida
Large Group of Grackles, may seem impossible to do Bird Exclusion, but with our help it will be possible

Prevention Through Exclusion

While removing current bird inhabitants is important, exclusion techniques are key to long-term prevention. Florida Wildlife Trappers excels at bird-proofing structures through simple modifications and exclusion products.

Blocking access points like vents, holes, and crevices removes entryways. Porcupine wire, netting, and Bird Slide transparent gel on ledges deters landing. Roosting areas can be made unappealing with repellent gels, spike strips, or slope modification. Motion-activated sprinklers, predator decoys, and Mylar flashing foil scare birds away.

For nests on signs or light fixtures, we recommend full enclosures or porcupine wire covers. Constant maintenance deters re-establishment in excluded zones.

Potential Health Hazards from Birds

While birds can be delightful creatures to watch and admire, it’s important to be aware of potential health hazards associated with them. Although they don’t pose the same level of danger as, say, a venomous snake or a rabid raccoon, birds can still carry risks that should not be underestimated.

  • Bird Droppings and Disease: Bird droppings can harbor a variety of diseases and parasites. Pigeons, for instance, are notorious for transmitting diseases like histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis through their droppings. These diseases can be particularly problematic for individuals with weakened immune systems. Therefore, it’s advisable to avoid contact with bird droppings and promptly clean up any mess left behind by these feathered friends.
  • Allergens and Respiratory Irritants: Bird feathers, dander, and feces can contain allergens that may trigger respiratory issues, especially in individuals with allergies or asthma. Breathing in particles from dried bird droppings or feathers can lead to coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes. If you’re cleaning areas contaminated with bird waste, it’s a good idea to wear protective gear like masks and gloves.
  • Zoonotic Diseases: While rare, some diseases can be transmitted from birds to humans. Avian influenza, for instance, has garnered international attention due to its potential to jump from birds to humans. This highlights the importance of exercising caution, especially around wild birds or those kept in close contact with humans.
  • Aggressive Behavior: While not a health hazard in the traditional sense, some birds can become aggressive, particularly during their nesting season. Protective parents, such as swans or territorial geese, may attack humans who come too close to their nests. Being aware of nesting areas and maintaining a respectful distance can prevent physical injuries.
  • Food Contamination: Birds, especially pigeons and gulls, are often seen scavenging for food in urban environments. Their scavenging habits can result in food contamination, which could pose health risks if humans consume contaminated food.