Bird Control & Removal

Serving Vancouver British Columbia | Abbotsford | Burnaby | Maple Ridge

In general, birds don’t have a bad reputation compared with some of the other pests common to the Vancouver BC area. Birds can be dangerous when they decide to take up residence in the vents, chimneys, soffit, or roof of your home or business.  There is a multitude of bird removal products you can purchase and install yourself.  However, this is a bad idea for several reasons. First, certain bird species are protected under law, making it important to never deal with them yourself. Also, knowing what works best for each individual circumstance can only be determined by a professional. Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control is here to share expert information on nuisance birds in our area, including how to prevent and control them.

Common Birds in Vancouver BC

  1. Pigeons. Pigeons are very common in our area and also the biggest nuisance. They nest on building ledges, air conditioners, and more all year long. Their acidic droppings can cause structural damage or worse.
  2. House Sparrows. These birds like to nest in man-made structures, including gutters, on top of signs, in light fixtures, and more. Inside, they can nest in kitchens, bathrooms, ovens, and dryer vents.
  3. Starlings. These common birds often nest in venting systems in residential areas. The main concern with starlings is the fact that their droppings contain disease-causing germs.
  4. Woodpecker. The drumming of a woodpecker is a major nuisance to homeowners. They can also cause structural damage when they drill holes into window casings, wooden siding, etc.
  5. Seagulls. Because seagulls feed on polluted sources, they are feared for their ability to spread bird-transmitted disease. These birds are territorial, and their droppings can be dangerous.

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Why Use Professional Bird Control Services?

We’ve all seen the unsightly mess left by bird droppings, particularly when they nest or roost under business awnings. But there are other dangers to consider. For all the below reasons, it’s important to always contact a bird removal specialist:

  1. Vancouver businesses fork out thousands of dollars every year cleaning up after these pesky pests. What you might not know is that bird droppings are highly acidic and can stain and quickly erode building materials. 
  2. There are also health issues to consider. Birds, their droppings, and their nesting materials can carry 60 different diseases that are capable of being passed to humans and animals. These diseases are particularly harmful to children and those with compromised immune systems. 
  3. In cases where dried bird droppings are found near ventilation systems, those diseases have been known to travel through the building being transmitted to its inhabitants.
  4. Roosting or nesting birds can also damage stock, and their feces could be the cause of slip and fall accidents.

How Does Bird Removal Work?

Before we decide which bird control service to employ, our Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control technician evaluates your property. We’re looking for potential health or structural hazards, clues to quantity and behaviour, travel pathways, and points of access and egress. Having gathered all relevant information, we devise the bird pest control plan that will have your property bird-free in the fastest time and continue to keep them away. It’s important to work with a specialist for bird control for several reasons:

  1. From protecting stock to eradicating hygiene issues, our fully trained technicians practice the most current, up-to-date, and effective exclusion work within the industry.
  2. Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control is a certified installer of Bird B Gone; the world’s largest manufacturer of professional bird control products. An industry leader for over 22 years, they offer an extensive line of US-made bird deterrents for commercial, industrial, and residential settings.
  3. The number of bird control products on the market can be overwhelming. There are physical deterrents (bird spikes, netting), visual deterrents (predator decoys), sonic devices (sound wave emitters), and chemicals (foggers), to name just a few.
  4. Our fully trained technicians know what bird control methods work best depending on the environment, species, and behaviour of the bird.

Safe & Efficient Bird Pest Control

Bottom line: birds can create a lot more damage than you think. For this reason, it’s important to always enlist the help of a bird removal expert. At Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control, we have the experience needed to take care of your unique nuisance bird problem, whether you have pigeons on your business building or sparrows in your attic. Contact our team today to learn how we can keep birds away from your property all year long.

Bird Control & Removal in Vancouver BC

Serving the Vancouver & Abbotsford BC area

Abbotsford | British Columbia | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Maple Ridge | Vancouver BC