Bird Control Vancouver

and the Lower Mainland

Winged animals (birds) are stunning animals, however not when they foul up your property and in some cases as much as we cherish these little critters, they can bring about a great many dollars’ worth of harm to our property and to our homes. We at Atlas Pest Control have joined forces with Bird B Gone to offer the highest level of service. When you think of Bird Control Vancouver, think Atlas Pest Control.

Picking the Right Bird Control Product:bird-b-gone-authorized-installer-1-1030x613

Settling on the right decision in winged animal control items is fundamental to tackling your flying creature issues. You have to know where these feathered foes are landing and what they are doing. Are they settling, perching, or simply arriving to search for sustenance? We implore a variety of products when solving issues at business, public, and private settings. To achieve Vancouver Bird Control, Our group of fowl control specialists will guide you to a solution of your pest bird circumstance.

stainless-steel-pigeon-spikesPigeon Spikes

An effective, humane, maintenance-free permanent control solution that deters pest birds from landing and roosting on your home, building, or other structure. They create an uneven surface preventing birds from landing on flat or curved surface areas encouraging them to fly to a different spot. Applications along gutters, drains, girders, ledges, signage, and more! Stainless Steel Spikes are able to bend 360 degrees, virtually invisible, U.V. protected, sun & weather proof,  and are not affected by extreme temperatures.

Bird Netting

Heavy duty, flame resistant, polypropylene netting used to block birds from entering unwanted areas. Bird Netting is the most efficient and effective method for excluding birds and is effective for all bird species. The netting creates a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing or nesting.

Electric Track

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Pest birds present a major and costly problem for today’s property owners and managers. Many face expensive clean-up bills, removing birds and bird droppings from signage, windows, awnings and walkways. Restaurant owners and others who deal with food face fines and shutdowns as health inspectors note evidence of bird droppings in or around their property. Harmless low–profile electric track bird deterrent systems prevent birds from landing or nesting in unwanted areas. The unique electrically charged tracks impart a mild electrical shock when birds land on them. The shock will not harm birds, but will condition them to avoid the area.

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Trapping Programs

When trapping is necessary, we utilize humane live traps. These devices are used to humanely capture pest birds through a one way door system. There is a screen mounted above the trap to provide birds shade, and food and water dishes.

PIGEONS

As a consequence of their highly toxic excrement and tendency to roost in public areas, plus their unprecedented reproduction rates, pigeons are classified a pest by the Canadian Environmental Health Authority. This positions them in first place amongst our collection of feathered offenders.

It is almost impossible not to spy pigeons within a block-by-block radius in urban areas, which have turned all sorts of street furniture, e.g. signs, and building structures, e.g. ledges, sills, beams, etc. into a place to roost. Our feathered street urchins do not restrict themselves to commercial and industrial buildings, they will often settle inside your attic.pigeon-1030x687

Perhaps the most concerning though is where our feathered intruders nest in ductwork and AC units. Pigeons defecate constantly, causing droppings to accumulate rapidly. It is not just the physical appearance that is unpleasant, but also the knowledge (or lack of) that people are inhaling fungal spores, which can lead to histoplasmosis. As well as being unsanitary, pigeon faeces are caustic, meaning droppings can dissolve stone and metal over time.

Pigeons will happily nest in their own waste; this, coupled with the germ-infested nesting material and feathers are perfect havens for fleas and mites. The nests are also responsible for blocking drainage pipes and gutters.

Despite a pigeon’s history, it is unfortunate that today pigeons (particularly the widespread feral pigeon) are deemed vermin. However, given the aforementioned, their filthy reputation is much deserved. Therefore, Atlas experts have the necessary solutions to remove any unwanted feathered squatters and prevent them from roosting.

Did You Know? In comparisons to humans (which have over 9,000 taste buds), pigeons are thought to only have 37 – that explains why they will eat absolutely anything!

SEAGULLS

A seagull is a symbol of freedom and versatility. The latter of a seagull’s symbolic traits explain its ability to adapt from nesting in natural rocky islets and cliff faces to inhabiting man-made structures, such as rooftops, chimneys, ledges, retaining walls, AC units, etc. Seagulls habitually nest on higher ground so they mostly take refuge on commercial and industrial buildings, although residential, particularly apartment complexes and houses near to water (which to seagulls resemble cliffs) are also popular haunts.

seagull_in_flightAlthough seagull excrement is not as potent as a pigeon’s, seagull droppings are still considered a health hazard, and of course are terribly unsightly. In fact, it is a seagull’s preferred choice of shelter that is the key issue. The warmth and cosiness of AC units provide the ideal protection from the elements, and it is the consequential accumulation of droppings that pose major health issues for building ventilation.

Seagulls are doting and protective parents, which therefore makes them incredibly territorial. They will practice their impressive dive-bombing skills (which would impress any Royal Air Force squadron), using your head as an intended target if you are in the vicinity of their hatchlings. Although perhaps slightly unbelievable due to a seagull’s size, our avian friends actually pose a noteworthy safety concern – the herring gull has been known to cause serious head injuries as a result of vicious territorial attacks! Renowned for directing an array of captivating and memorable psychological thrillers, it is obvious where Sir Alfred Hitchcock found the inspiration for his film, The Birds, where gulls were portrayed as winged stalkers of humans!

Seagulls are a protected species, so to avoid your property being used as a seagull maternity ward and nursery, Atlas experts are key advocates of the concept that prevention is better than cure, and have the necessary deterrents to help impede roosting and nesting.

Did You Know? A slightly astonishing and chilling fact about seagulls is that they have a bit of a weakness for cannibalism! They have been known not only to feast on their neighbour’s offspring but also eat their own!

WOODPECKERS

There is nothing more relaxing on a glorious spring day than listening to dulcet and melodic birdsong, with the warm sunshine pouring through the window, and the constant but gentle tapping of a woodpecker northern_flicker_pair(which may to some after repeated exposure reasonable more that of a pneumatic drill!), nature at its finest…wait what, hey, that is my house Woody is doing some home renovations on! Sound familiar?

Contrary to what people seem to think, a woodpecker’s drumming is not for building nests per se, but our little feathered friends are in fact gifted musicians: they drum to communicate, whether to advertise a territory or to attract a mate. Unlike other birds, woodpeckers do not have a distinctive birdsong, instead what they lack in avian vocabulary they make up for in the music department. With encroaching human population into more rural areas, Woody has expanded his musical instrument range from mostly hollow logs or trees to garbage cans, utility poles, sides of houses, chimneys, eaves, shingles, rain gutters, sheds, fences, etc.

Although not top of the pecking order of our collection of nuisances, woodpeckers are still relatively destructive. Repeated drumming can leave a series of small, shallow holes in wood surfaces, which can result in greater damage from insects or moisture. Registered as a protected species, Atlas experts employ bird-friendly methods to discourage woodpeckers from drumming where it is not welcomed.

Did You Know? Woodpeckers can drum up 20 times a second! That is a lot of pecking!

STARLINGS

Not native to Canada, starlings were introduced into North America in 1890 by Eugene Schieffelin, a socialite, and clearly a Shakespeare fanatic. His motive for releasing 100 starlings (amongst other bird species) into New York City’s Central Park is because his beloved-feathered friends were mentioned in the works of his idol, William Shakespeare. Today, starlings can be found in droves throughout the US and Canada.

sturnus_vulgaris_vulgaris_2-753x1030Starlings are one of few birds that will happily tolerate and thrive in densely populated urban and suburban areas, unaffected by anthropological disturbances. As cavity nesters, their ability to readily adapt to their surroundings means that they will exploit any hole and call it home, whether roof junctions, crevasses, vents, etc. (i.e. places that are the most difficult for humans to access). Such nesting habits bring with it a build-up of material that not only looks unattractive, covered with droppings thus riddled with germs, but also can be a notable fire hazard.

Aside from their intrusive nesting habits on your property, starlings are notorious for picking through trash and generally making a mess; since they have a wide-range of food tolerances, pretty much anything suits their palate! At less than 10 inches tall, with the knack of being able to squeeze into small gaps occasionally, starlings will become trapped in chimneys or metal flues.

Starlings typically return to the same nest cavity to raise young each year and continue to add to any existing nesting material. This clearly presents a problem that will not be resolved unless treated. Atlas experts have the required deterrents to discourage starlings from nesting on residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Did You Know? Wrongly introduced to North America in the 19th century, it should come as no surprise that starlings are now classified as an invasive species. As a cavity-nesting species, this has created stiff competition for North America’s native cavity-nesting birds.

OTHER BIRDS

Aside from the leading feathered offenders listed above, ranging from the iridescent jet-black and somewhat ugly crow to the sweet, delightful, and adorable chickadees; Atlas experts have the capacity, proficiency, and expertise to deal with an array of birds prevalent across British Columbia’s lower mainland.

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