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Bird Control

Birds may be considered beneficial animals by some zoologists and people who study them. They serve important roles in the ecosystem and many species of birds are even protected by the government. Although many birds are beautiful creatures and an amusement to many bird watchers, they can also be one of the most significant house pests. They can be a major nuisance around businesses and homes and are also known to deface monuments and other structures. Moreover, birds can be a serious health threat and are capable of being vectors of disease pathogens. Moreover, birds can carry parasitic insects that lead to additional pest problems in and around your home or business. Different species of birds can be found all over the United States but some of the major bird species that will be found around residential areas or act as a pest around a business or a home are woodpeckers, pigeons, starlings, and sparrows.

Bird Identification

There are four major species that are considered serious house pests which include the woodpecker, pigeon, starling and sparrow. All birds are covered with feathers and the color will depend on the species. They also possess horny beaks that lack teeth and have one-feathered tails and two-feathered wings.

  • Woodpecker: Adult woodpeckers can grow to be about 6 to 18 inches which will depend on the species. Males typically have a band of red on their heads and the entire species may display patterns of black and white on their bodies. They are given their name because of their habits to peck on the wood for food, to establish shelters, or as mating or territorial rituals. They receive their house pest status from their drumming on structures or the wood around houses. This can deface structures or can simply be a significant nuisance.
  • Pigeon: Adults average in length of about 13 inches and have a robust figure. Usually they are bluish gray in color with black bands. Pigeons are commonly found in almost every city in the United States and also in most rural areas. They are found all over the world except for in the cold northern region and in warm southern regions. Pigeons are not significant in that they can deface property; however, they are a major medical concern because they are in relation to over 50 disease pathogens and parasites.
  • Starling: Adults can grow to be about 7.5 to 8.5 inches. They are stocky and short-tailed and their colors will change seasonally. In the warmer seasons (spring and summer), they will be black and display iridescent colors of green to purple. In the winter, however, they lose their iridescence and become speckled with white and gold. Also, the color of their bill changes from yellow to a dark brown color.
  • Sparrow: Sparrows will grow to be about 5.75 to 6.25 inches long and are rather slender but stocky in shape. The color of sparrows is different between sexes. Males have wings and backs that are brownish that are streaked with black. They have a chestnut color stripe behind their eyes and bills are black. Female sparrows are dirty brownish gray with faint blackish stripes on their wings with a faint chestnut colored stripe behind the eye and have yellowish beaks. Sparrows are considered a nuisance because their droppings deface structures, monuments, statues, and etc. They are found throughout the United States.

How to Get Rid of Birds

There are several different methods of bird control. Usually it will consist of either mechanical control or chemical control or will even make use of both.

  • Non-Chemical/Mechanical Control: Mechanical treatment is the start of the most effective bird control. Most people would agree that once they get rid of a pest from a structure, they will not want them back. The most effective preventative measures will involve changing areas that are vulnerable to bird infestation to areas that are less attractive or will discourage them from nesting there. Keep in mind that a lot of these areas are going to require going on top of a structure or using ladders which can be a potential safety hazard. Please be cautious when using ladders and scaffolds. Use bird netting or bird spikes to place along the ledges, in gutters, and other places so that they will discourage nesting and perching. Also, remove food sources that attract birds. This may involve general pest control to get rid of insects around or inside the structure. Also, hardware cloth or copper mesh can keep bird from entering attics and crawl spaces.
  • Chemical Control: Appropriately labeled chemical repellents can work against birds to discourage their infestation. Bird-repellent gels can be applied with a putty knife or a caulking gun to specific locations like on ledges, rain gutters, and other places where birds will nest or perch.

Before applying any type of repellent or using such tools as bird spikes, inspect an area to look for their food source. A bird may continue to return of there is an adequate food source. General pest control to get rid of the insects around a structure will also discourage a bird infestation. Contact a Pest Mall representative to diagnose a problem as well as to receive a treatment method plan at 1-800-788-4142.

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Q. What company should I choose one power spraying Cy kick, the other power spraying a product called demand cs. Both coming on a quarterly basis
I've decided to use a pest service on my home in Austin tx, I know the heat breaks down product as well as rains that we get in the Austin area every once in a while, I've broke my decision down to two companies, one is saying the product they will power spray is Cy-kick. The other company says they will be power spraying the product Demand cs. My main bugs that we are dealing with are scorpions, spiders, Beatles, and an occasional wasp.. Both companies are around the same price both wanting to come out quarterly. What's the main differences and if you were in my shoes and with your expertise, which product would you choose to be treated on your home for those specific issues.
A.   We recommend using Demand CS because it is a micro-encapsulated product. Therefore, Demand CS has a longer residual time.
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A.   Yes, anyone can buy Boracare from our web store. We do have a broker's license that allows us to sell it to the general public AS LONG AS they are using it for personal pest control and not for commercial resale or distribution.
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Q. Can you use a garden hose end sprayer to apply Cy-Kick Cs to home and yard?
A.   As long as the garden hose sprayer can calibrate the correct dilution ratio, then yes, you can use a garden hose sprayer to apply the CY-kick insecticide.
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A.   If your order was placed after hours or in the mornings before 12 PM EST, you must contact us to cancel the order before 3 PM EST. The best way ensure the cancellation is to call us at 1-800-788-4142. If your order has already been shipped, unfortunately, we will not be able to cancel it.
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A.   Our bee suits are all standard size. We do not have an extra tall size for our suits.
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When is the best time of the year to apply merit?
A.   The "best time" to apply Merit would really depend on the pest that you are targeting and also the region that you live in. Consider contacting your local Cooperative Extension System Offices. They are able to give you time frame of the "best time" to apply depending on what you are targeting.
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Q. how scoops of cyber wp goes into a 32oz bottle of water
A.   Depending on the target pest, the dilution rate of Cyper WP is 1 or 2 scoops per gallon of water. Please refer to the product label for a list of the target pests and the dilution rate according to the target pest.
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Q. Live in N.Y. can I purchase Boracare Termiticide
A.   Yes you can. Boracare is registered in the state of New York.
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I had a bed couch steam cleaned and now keep getting bit by mites I covered the mattress allergy plastic cover How can I get rid of mites apparently in the rug :? What should I do Had the couch cleaned on the 9/7 applied cover 9/17
A.   There are several different products for Dust Mite control. Look into Steri-fab, which is a spray that does not have a residual but is great for an initial treatment or one time treatment. Also, Bedlam Bed Bug Spray has dust mites on the product label that is a great product as well and has a short residual of about 1 week to 2 weeks.
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