Many people are surprised to find birds causing problems on buildings in urban areas, but birds are actually very common in cities and many species may potentially create problems on buildings. Fortunately, by understanding the birds that most often cause problems, as well as the architectural features that attract them to buildings, nuisance bird problems can usually be addressed by making the building less attractive to the birds.
What Pest Birds are Protected?
Pest birds can become a costly nuisance to property owners. Some people have resorted to lethal means to eliminate their bird problem, but they don’t realize that doing so could be a violation of state and/or federal law. Many migratory birds are protected from harm by these laws and heavy fines have been levied against violators. Currently, there are only three birds that are not federally protected: Feral pigeons, European starlings and House sparrows. Protected species can’t be killed or injured...
How to Get Birds Out of Farm Buildings
Birds can cause many different problems when they infest your farm buildings. From stealing feed to potentially carrying diseases, birds create many issues for you and your animals. Get birds out of your farm buildings for good with these tips from Avian Control. Types of Bird Control There are numerous methods you can use to get birds out of your farm buildings. Each method uses different tactics to startle birds from returning to your property. Be sure to choose a method that suits your farm and its needs....
How to Keep Birds Away from Airports
The last thing you want at an airport are birds hanging out around the tarmac and airfield. Pest birds can be very hazardous to aviation with birds colliding with aircraft, known as bird strikes, possibly causing aircraft to crash. Pest birds can be difficult to get rid of once they nest on your property. Here are a few tips on how to keep birds away from airports and why they are dangerous. Health Hazards Don’t let pest birds leave behind potential diseases on tarmacs and airfields Nothing is worse than...
Birds are not the only carriers of Avian Influenza
Global poultry production has more than quadrupled since 1970, with the United States leading the flock. However, due to the rising demand for chicken and other poultry, avian influenza, or ‘bird flu,’ outbreaks have occurred at an accelerated rate, causing concern across the agricultural industry. Most alarmingly is the fact that the 2014 bird flu virus killed nearly 50 million birds, according to Fortune, and drove meat and egg prices to record highs.i Poultry and egg producers battle to recover...
Blueberry Farm Bird Protection Tips
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! The leaves are turning green, the sun is staying out later and the birds have migrated north for the summer. Well, if you’re a blueberry farmer, you know that the latter may cause some headaches for your prosperous berries. Birds, like humans, love the taste of these berries and will go to great lengths to get their fair share of the tasty fruit. Follow these useful tips to help protect your blueberry farm from those pesky birds this spring. Plant Additiona...