Invasive Species Birds

Birds flying over water

Both bird lovers and those tormented by invasive birds need to educate themselves about the local laws related to possession and control of birds. In some cases, a permit or license is needed to keep both native and introduced birds. Some of these birds may become established in the wild, creating a nuisance that impacts … Read moreInvasive Species Birds

Pigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

Birds flying over water

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon. Like many pests, the pigeon is an invasive species. They are descended from homing pigeons brought from Europe in the 1600s as a means of carrying messages, and as food. Like most invaders, the proliferation of the feral pigeon has caused … Read morePigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

Controlling Pigeons When the City Won’t

Pigeons on concrete

Feral pigeons are the number one nuisance bird in urban areas, yet many municipalities are washing their hands of the dirty birds. In 2013, the City of Trail, British Columbia (in the Kootenay Region of the Province’s interior) made national headlines when they scrapped a plan to relocate thousands of pigeons that plague the area … Read moreControlling Pigeons When the City Won’t

Bird Population Control

Swinging Pigeons Line

Birds delight bird watchers across Canada. Many spend hours photographing and recording bird sightings to share with other enthusiasts. This pastime even encourages a love of gardening to attract birds to area yards. With so much time and money spent to preserve and develop the bird population, why would anyone want to control the bird … Read moreBird Population Control

Disease Dissemination by the Bird Population

Pigeon

Just like birds carry seeds to add strength to the ecosystem, birds can also carry diseases that can sicken individuals. Migrating birds travel long distances and carry disease organisms with them. These bird populations feed on plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals along the way. Through their travels and their eating habits, they may pick … Read moreDisease Dissemination by the Bird Population

Methods to Control Bird Populations

Man with pigeons

The need and desire to eliminate the nuisance, disease and mess that birds create isn’t a fun topic of conversation, but sometimes it’s necessary. Property and business owners in Canada faced with such concerns have several options that a professional pest control company can implement. Physical exclusion: This method includes bird netting, spike strips or … Read moreMethods to Control Bird Populations

Vancouver International Airport’s Unique Bird Control Service – Raptors

Hawk

Though they both fly, birds and planes do not get along. A prime example of this incompatibility would be the 2009 crash of a US Airways jet in New York City that lost power to both engines after striking a flock of birds. This flight, the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson” ended with no loss … Read moreVancouver International Airport’s Unique Bird Control Service – Raptors

Coverage at the Cabin

Cabin and Fire

Spending time with family and friends at the cabin is great fun. But that fun can be ruined by an infestation of unwanted pests who decide to take up residence at your cabin. Cabins are especially vulnerable to pest and varmint infestations because of their location and materials. Pests often find nooks, cracks and overhangs … Read moreCoverage at the Cabin

5 Methods to Control Pesky Pigeons

Pigeons Lookout

Now that the snow has melted away, you may be noticing piles of pigeon droppings in locations around your home or business. In the winter, pigeons may have built nests under your eaves or were roosting on ledges or roof peaks leaving behind very acidic droppings that can discolour or even deface various types of … Read more5 Methods to Control Pesky Pigeons

Pest Spotlight: Pigeons

Pigeon

Scientific Name: Columbidae Common Names: Pigeon, Dove, Rock Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Rock Dove Color: Varies Weight: 9 – 16 ounces Length: Between 12 – 15 inches Wingspan: 20 – 26 inches FACT: Pigeons have color vision, a hearing range very close to that of humans and have poor senses of taste and smell. Pigeons cannot … Read morePest Spotlight: Pigeons