Bird Removal In Charlottesville VA
Charlottesville VA Bird removal, bird control, bird trapping and bird management in Charlottesville, Richmond and other areas of Virginia should be left to experts who are specially trained to handle bird problems. This is the time of year that birds get into your homes vents, attic and fireplace chimney. Once inside they can create a fire hazard and infest your home with bird mites and other parasites.
Most Virginia birds are beautiful creatures that are enjoyed by all, and are protected by Federal and State laws. Some species of birds are not so endearing. These nuisance birds damage wood sided homes and businesses, make holes in siding for nesting purposes, soil businesses and homes with their bird droppings, nest inside attics, block airflow in bathroom and dryer vents with their nesting materials which can create a fire hazard, and get into chimneys, fireplaces and chimney flues. Birds that are considered a nuisance in Virginia include:
- European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris),
- English (house) sparrows (Passer domesticus), and
- Pigeons (Rock Dove) (Columba livia)
Under Virginia state law, these species can be killed at anytime and in any manner that is legal under state and local laws. The best approach for nuisance bird removal is to hire a Virginia company with experience in safe and humane bird removal techniques.
Woodpeckers are usually a nuisance when they are banging on a gutter or making holes in house siding. In the spring, these birds can be quite the drummers as they ring out their invitation for a mate or warn other males that they have staked out a particular territory. Whenever a woodpecker becomes a problem, the first thing every homeowner should do is have their house inspected for insect infestations. Sometimes woodpeckers are pecking through your wood siding to feed on grubs, termites, carpenter ants or carpenter bee larvae. Take the warning seriously! If you are sure there is no insect infestation, then it’s a strong bet that the male woodpecker is just showing off!
There are four species of woodpeckers that are the usual culprits here. The downy, red-bellied and red-headed woodpeckers are the smallest of the four, and can cause damage, but not nearly to the extent that Virginia’s largest woodpecker, the pileated woodpecker, can. At just over 16 inches tall, this bird can cause extensive damage to wood-sided houses. The solutions below are useful for all woodpecker species. Please remember, all woodpecker species are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Act and it is against the law to harm the birds, eggs or active nesting site in anyway.
In the Spring and Summer months in Virginia, our wildlife removal and animal control technicians stay busy removing European Starlings from dryer and bathroom vents, attics and soffits of homes.
English Sparrows are cavity dwellers and cause health problems for workers and patrons of big box stores and warehouses with their droppings and the bird parasites they tend to harbor. They also become a nuisance with their nest building activities in business signs and with their bird droppings at outdoor restaurants and open-air venues. Because these birds require so little food and water to sustain themselves, removal can be difficult even for the best trained Virginia bird removal specialists.
Pigeons are one of the biggest problems for businesses. Pigeons tend to perch, loaf and nest on buildings and other heavily populated areas. Flock populations can grow rapidly, and because of their sheer numbers, droppings from these birds can cause a significant health risk by causing a lung disease called histoplasmosis.
Are Canada geese attacking you or your pet? Are they making a messing with their disgusting poop? Have they taken over your pond, lake or property? We can help. Visit our Canada geese page for more information.
Bird removal, control and management in Virginia generally requires a professional bird removal company that can effective assess the situation and develop a solution for your particular nuisance bird problem. The longer bird problems are allowed to exist unaddressed, the more difficult and expensive the solution may be.
Our coverage areas for bird removal in Virginia include Afton, Ashland, Barboursville, Bon Air, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Chester, Chesterfield, Crozet, Culpeper, Cumberland, Elkton, Earlysville, Glen Allen, Goochland, Gordonsville, Greene, Hampton, Hanover, Harrisonburg, Henrico, Kents Store, Keswick, Lake Anna, Lake Monticello, Lake of the Woods, Lignum, Locust Grove, Louisa, Lynchburg, Madison, Massanutten, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Mineral, Nellysford, Nelson, Newport News, Norfolk, North Garden, Orange, Palmyra, Powhatan, Roanoke, Rockingham, Richmond, Salem, Scottsville, Short Pump, Sperryville, Spotsylvania, Stanardsville, Staunton, Stoney Point, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Wintergreen, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Yorktown.