There are many species of birds that occasionally make nuisances of themselves, but only three of them (pigeons, sparrows and starlings) are officially considered "pest birds." Other birds that occasionally make themselves unwelcome are considered "nuisance wildlife" and can only be controlled by exclusion (and even that is subject to some limitations).
That's an important difference to exterminating companies, who often use poisons to kill birds. Only the three official pest species can legally be poisoned. At Rid-A-Critter, the distinction doesn't mean very much because we use non-lethal bird control methods, anyway. In addition to being more humane, our methods also provide more permanent control of bird problems. Poisoning birds does nothing to address the reasons why the birds became a nuisance in the first place.
When Are Birds Considered a Nuisance?
Like other pests and nuisance animals, birds become a problem when they're in a place where they don't belong and where they're causing some sort of health or safety hazard, property damage, or annoyance.
Health and Safety Risks Associated with Birds.
There are several ways that birds can cause serious public health and safety hazards, for example:
Birds also have parasites, some of which can transmit diseases to humans or domestic animals or livestock.
The shed feathers of birds can clog cooling systems and cause equipment like generators and transformers to overheat, which can in turn cause fires or explosions.
Bird nests inside buildings can catch fire. Outdoors enthusiasts often use abandoned birds' nests as tinder to start campfires.
Birds around airports create a hazard to air travel.
Birds and Property Damage
In addition to the health and safety risks of birds, they can also cause property damage. Some examples of property damage caused by birds include:
Bird droppings can deface buildings, statuary, automobiles, and people's clothing.
The corrosive effects of bird droppings can damage roofs, sidewalks, vehicles, and equipment.
Cooling vents and coils clogged by bird feathers can cause equipment to overheat, leading to serious damage.
Nuisance Bird Removal and Control
Rid-A-Critter solved the bird problem at a radar tower at Hartfield-Jackson International Airport (KATL).
Bird control is very complex and potentially hazardous work that requires special training and equipment. Depending on the particular job, this may include long ladders, scaffolding, platform lifts, bucket trucks, and safety harnesses -- not the sort of thing most homeowners or handymen have access to.
Luckily, we do. Rid-A-Critter has provided professional pest bird removal and bird-proofing services to customers ranging from modest homes to power plants, airports, and other large commercial and industrial facilities. We have the experience, know-how, and equipment to handle any bird control job. There is literally no bird control job to big for us to handle; but neither is their any job too small to receive our fanatical devotion to quality.
Our approach to bird control consists of the following steps:
A thorough inspection to determine the extent of the bird problem, species involved, and how they're getting in and out.
Humane removal of existing birds.
Repair of ingress points and/or installation of netting, screens, spikes, or other exclusion or repellent equipment.
Clean-up of bird droppings, feathers, and other filth.
Sanitizing of the area and insecticide application to kill displaced parasites, if needed.
Optionally and if needed, replacement of contaminated insulation.
Also optionally, we can install Dry Under Decks, a system that helps you reclaim the area under elevated exterior decks by channeling away rain water and making the area under the deck usable.
In short, we don't just remove or kill birds like many "bird exterminators" do. We remove the birds, seal them out, and even clean up the mess they left behind. Our goal is 100 percent customer satisfaction, and we back it up with the best warranty in the business.
Bird Control Gallery
Here are some pictures of bird removal and bird-proofing jobs we've done in the Macon, Georgia area.
Please contact us for more information about our bird removal and bird-proofing services. We look forward to your call.
A bird-control crew from our Macon office is removing pigeons from the attic of a house in Americus, Georgia, and bird-proofing the roof to keep them out. It's a bit unusual for a house to have big enough gaps in the roof for pigeons to get into the attic, but it happens.
by Webmaster Jun 28, 2021 11:10:55 am.
Hope everyone stayed dry from the rain but if you got flooded with animals we can get them out!
by Amber A. Jun 21, 2021 06:32:40 pm.
We can remove animals from the structure, as well as seal up your home, but if those pesky critters left behind any excrement, we offer cleanup as well as insulation replacement! Call for a quote!
by Amber A. Jun 18, 2021 06:34:50 pm.
What a homeowner thought was squirrel damage was actually caused by a woodpecker in the attic of their Columbus, Georgia home. Birds can cause all kinds of problems when they get into buildings, which is why we offer humane, non-chemical bird exclusion in all of our service areas.
by Webmaster Jun 17, 2021 09:51:23 am.
Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a wonderful and productive week! And if animals are keeping you up at night, give us a call!
by Amber A. Jun 14, 2021 05:59:26 pm.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
by Amber A. Jun 12, 2021 07:23:35 pm.
It’s a competition between bats and raccoons getting up in the attics the last few days! If it’s in your attic, we can get it!
by Amber A. Jun 11, 2021 06:04:09 pm.
The rain seems to be driving the animals in! We can get them out!
by Amber A. Jun 10, 2021 06:04:42 pm.
The rain doesn’t scare the animals away! If you’ve noticed one taking shelter in your home, give us a call!
by Amber A. Jun 07, 2021 07:24:17 pm.
We have a bird-control team from our Macon office sealing birds out of the awning of a commercial building in Albany, Georgia. We treat bird problems non-chemically using exclusion, as well as habitat modification to make the area less attractive for nesting.
by Webmaster May 28, 2021 09:08:22 am.
Out and about in LaGrange Ga on snake calls. Give us a call for a free quote today.
by Jason Arruda May 25, 2021 02:16:41 pm.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
by Amber A. May 21, 2021 06:06:17 pm.
Happy Friday!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A. May 14, 2021 06:04:38 pm.
I think there was more animal activity outside then inside today! If they get in, we can get them out!
by Amber A. May 13, 2021 06:10:20 pm.
Cooler weather coming in means the animals coming in! We can help! :)
What a Monday! Hope everyone stays safe out there!
by Amber A. May 03, 2021 06:03:57 pm.
Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
by Amber A. Apr 30, 2021 06:13:44 pm.
We're installing bird repellent spikes and netting to keep pigeons out of a storage barn in Roberta, Georgia. The spikes don't cause the birds any harm. They just prevent them from roosting on the building.
by Webmaster Apr 27, 2021 08:23:20 am.
Hope everyone stays safe from the storms. Listen out for animals, they might be taking shelter too!
by Amber A. Mar 17, 2021 05:45:47 pm.
We have a bird-control crew shooing pigeons from a sign at a commercial building in Columbus, Georgia. We'll also install non-chemical repellents to prevent future bird problems.
by Webmaster Mar 16, 2021 10:19:11 am.
Today is a wonderful day to call Ridacritter for all of your nuisance animal exclusion needs! We cover rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and more!
by Jake A. Mar 12, 2021 02:54:13 pm.
Warm weather brought out calls for several animals today! From Snakes, to squirrels, mice and bees!!
by Amber A. Mar 10, 2021 07:41:48 pm.
Rats, mice and squirrels today. Wildlife repairs with trapping. Animal exclusion needed call us for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda Feb 25, 2021 10:58:52 am.
Rainy all over Georgia it seems like. Hard for us to keep dry when we’re determined to evict the animals and seal to keep them out. In Albany Ga now for a couple quotes and then to Zebulon Ga for another quote for squirrels removal. Be safe
by Jason Arruda Feb 18, 2021 11:10:35 am.
Technicians from our Macon office are removing birds from the attic of a house in Columbus, Georgia. We provide non-chemical bird removal and bird exclusion to residential and business customers in all of our service areas.
by Webmaster Feb 17, 2021 10:51:36 am.
Our Macon office is working on removing and excluding birds from the attic of a house in Bonaire, Georgia. We perform residential and commercial bird-removal entirely non-chemically.
by Webmaster Feb 16, 2021 10:21:19 am.
Our technicians are repairing rat damage to a drain line at a house in Macon, Georgia. The rats also got into the house itself, so we'll be non-chemically trapping and removing them and rat-proofing the house.
by Webmaster Feb 10, 2021 10:59:15 am.
Bats in Roberta Ga, Rats in Macon Ga and Mice in the walls in Warner Robins Ga. call for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda Feb 09, 2021 11:43:49 am.
Exclusion quote done in Eastman Ga this morning now I’m headed to Thomaston Ga for another exclusion quote. Customer hearing noises in the wall.
by Jason Arruda Feb 08, 2021 01:10:45 pm.
Cold and windy day like today reminds me why animals like the warmth and safety of an attic and or crawl space. It’s cold outside stay warm everyone, but if you find yourself hearing scratching noises in the attic/walls give us a call.
by Jason Arruda Feb 02, 2021 04:49:14 pm.
The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides non-toxic bird control in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia and the surrounding areas including Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon. We are fully licensed and insured.