Birds are usually classified as a pest species when they roost on buildings or in public areas. The most common complaints in Louisiana that prompts you to search for answers for bird removal and control include the following:
Pigeons roosting on or in building
Pigeons leaving droppings everywhere
Canada Goose droppings everywhere
Woodpeckers destroying wood home
Chimney Swifts living in chimney
For these reasons, many people wish to have bird exclusion barriers installed or even have the birds removed.
Birds generally considered “nuisance birds” include pigeons, house sparrows, and starlings. For more information on birds Please Click Here
The presence of these birds in unwanted areas can cause damage to property, and their droppings may create unpleasant odors. Bird droppings can also ruin vegetation, painted surfaces, gutters and awnings, and cause electrical equipment to malfunction. Birds may carry diseases which are capable of infecting humans, and bird droppings can promote soil conditions favoring development of such fungal diseases as histoplasmosis. House sparrows can damage rigid foam insulation, and their nests can become fire hazards.
The first step in your bird control program should be identification of the pest bird; if you cannot positively identify the bird, consult an expert before taking action. The Migratory Bird Treaty and Endangered Species Acts prohibit trapping or killing of most birds, eggs or nests without a permit. House sparrows, starlings, and pigeons are not protected under these Acts, but may be covered under local ordinances, so be sure to consult with local wildlife authorities.
Habitat modification and exclusion from structures are generally the most effective ways of controlling nuisance bird populations. Note where birds are roosting, nesting, and landing; look for nests and droppings. Eliminate potential food and water sources if possible.