Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company - Licensed and Insured!
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Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC., is Licensed and Insured; and provides both residential and commercial services for All Of Your Bird Control Needs.
Virginia bird removal and Virginia bird control services are provided by our expert Virginia bird control technicians. Pigeons, Canada Geese, European Starlings, Woodpeckers and other birds in Virginia damage property, carry diseases and cause an unsightly mess from their bird droppings. Our top rated Virginia bird removal and bird management company can help resolve your pest bird control problem. While birds can be fun to watch at your backyard feeder, too many of the wrong kind can easily become a nuisance and health hazard. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services stands ready to assist you with your nuisance bird problem whether it is Canada geese removal, pigeon control or removing a bird from a vent. Our Virginia bird removal service area includes Richmond, Charlottesville, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, Orange, Albemarle, Powhatan, Mineral, Gordonsville, Earlysville, Keswick, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, Amelia and other areas of Virginia requiring bird removal and bird control. Call us today and we will be happy to discuss your bird problem with you and schedule a site inspection so that we can design a solution to your bird control problem. Below are a few of the more common nuisance bird problems that we have resolved in Virginia.
CANADA GEESE – Canada Geese are not classified as pest birds in Virginia and are afforded protection by Federal & State agencies. Nonetheless, Canada Geese are increasingly becoming the scourge of Richmond, Charlottesville and other areas in Virginia as their numbers have grown in the past decade from only a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of these birds. In fact, the familiar V shaped squadron of honking geese heading south is becoming a rare sight because they are staying in Central Virginia year-round. Country Clubs and business parks offer manicured lawns and ponds that provide an ideal habitat and effectively modifying their migration cycle. Geese are very opportunistic and easily exploit the new ‘easy living’ conditions found in urban environment in Virginia.
There are at least 10 or 11 subspecies of Canada geese, all similar in color pattern with long black neck and head with large white cheek patches meeting under the throat. The birds’ brown-gray body has a pale to dark breast and underparts while the black tail has white upper and under-tail coverts. The bill and feet are also black. The bird varies in size from 22 to 48 inches long and weighing in from 3-4 lbs. all the way up to 24 pounds.
Geese can cause damage to agricultural crops year-round, either by trampling or consumption. Aesthetic damage to suburban lawns, golf courses, etc., is incalculable. Geese are also a health hazard – fouling reservoirs and ponds causing a spike in nitrogen levels and creating green algae bloom. A larger threat is air safety. Geese are one of the main birds involved in airline bird strikes worldwide.
WOODPECKERS – There are several species of woodpeckers in Virginia that occasionally cause problems by drumming on house siding, causing noise problems and damaging the siding. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services personnel successfully resolve dozens of woodpecker calls each year.
STARLINGS – The Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is an invasive species that was introduced to the United States around 100 years ago. Starlings eat fruit crops, replace native woodpeckers, are a health hazard to livestock, and their droppings and nests deface buildings, interfere with airvents and cause health and safety hazards. Starlings are hosts to bird mites.
PIGEONS – Pigeons (Columba livia) are a non-native species that most people are familiar with. They deface buildings and property with their droppings, contaminate facilities and merchandise with their droppings, and can cause health and safety hazards. Pigeon droppings contain e-coli bacteria.
CHIMNEY SWIFTS – The Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) is a federally protected migratory bird that normally becomes a problem when it raises its young in your chimney. If you have a chattering noise in your chimney, chances are you have swifts nesting there. Because they are federally protected (and don’t normally pose much health risk) there is not much we can do once the problem has started. Once the swifts have taken up residence in your chimney, the only thing we can legally do is wait for them to leave in the early fall and then install a chimney cap to prevent their re-entry. If you don’t have a cap on your chimney we strongly recommend you have one installed before a family of swifts, (or raccoons, or squirrels) decides to take up residence in your flue. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services personnel install chimney caps and offer a wide selection of attractive caps for you to choose from. Call us today to get your chimney capped before a unwelcome guest arrives!
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Description of Damage
The habitat modification by beavers, caused primarily by dam building, is often beneficial to fish, furbearers, reptiles, amphibians, waterfowl, and shorebirds. However, when this modification comes in conflict with human objectives, the impact of damage may far outweigh the benefits.
Bird droppings deface and accelerate the deterioration of buildings and increase the cost of maintenance. Large amounts of droppings may kill vegetation and produce an objectionable odor. Bird manure deposited on park benches, statues, cars, and unwary pedestrians is aesthetically displeasing. Around grain handling facilities, birds consume and contaminate large quantities of food destined for human or livestock consumption.
Birds may carry and spread diseases to people and livestock through their droppings. They are known to carry or transmit ornithosis, encephalitis, Newcastle disease, cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella food poisoning, and several other diseases. Additionally, under the right conditions bird manure may harbor airborne spores of the causal agent of histoplasmosis, a systemic fungus disease that can infect humans.
The ectoparasites of some birds include various species of fleas, lice, mites, ticks, and other biting insects, some of which readily bite people. Some insects that inhabit the nests of birds are also fabric pests and/or pantry pests. The northern fowl mite found on pigeons is an important poultry
Birds located around airports can also be a threat to human safety because of potential bird-aircraft collisions, and are considered a medium priority hazard to jet aircraft by the US Air Force. (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage — 1994)
Because birds live in such close association with humans, they are a factor in the dissemination
of diseases (chlamydiosis, coccidiosis, erysipeloid, Newcastleï¿½s, parathypoid, pullorum, salmonellosis, transmissible gastroenteritis, tuberculosis, various encephalitis viruses, vibriosis, and yersinosis), internal parasites (acariasis, schistosomiasis, taeniasis, toxoplasmosis, and trichomoniasis), and household pests (bed bugs, carpet beetles, clothes moths, fleas, lice, mites, and ticks). (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage — 1994)
How to Get Birds out of Vents
While birds may be a seemingly harmless creature, they cause many problems for citizens all across the United States. From quiet rural areas to the bustling streets of urban centers, there is a wide gamut of birds that are responsible for serious amounts of damage. Continue reading to learn more about these birds and how they can cause potentially deadly damage to your home if they are living in your vents.
Damage Birds Cause
Birds are very unique creatures, both in their appearance and in their mode of transportation. What is often forgotten about birds is that they are terrible nuisance animals to have around homes and buildings. These critters leave all kinds of potentially deadly diseases in their feces. Humans can come into contact with these diseases and not know it, creating a very serious health risk. In addition to their diseases, birds of all kinds often prefer to live in warm places, such as vents. When they begin to nest in vents, they will bring in all kinds of warm, dry nesting materials that are very easily flammable. When vents begin blowing hot air, it is very possible that these nesting materials will catch on fire and start a very serious fire throughout an HVAC system, potentially causing serious damage to a home or a building. Also, if birds get into your dryer vent at home, it is likely that they will die in there, creating a terrible odor in your clothes and throughout your house.
How to Get Birds Out
It is likely abundantly clear that birds need to be removed from vents as soon as possible, as they present potential health risks, as well as potential fire risks. Luckily, there are a couple of easy options you can take to remove the birds from your vents. The first option is to try to let the birds out on your own. This is generally not recommended, as it can be hard to get the birds to leave your vents and not come back. Generally, the best advice is to call a wildlife removal company, as they have generally dealt with dozens of the exact same encounters, and this should be a relatively straightforward case for them to deal with. Since birds carry so many diseases, it is smart to hire a professional wildlife removal service, as they will also remove the nest and do it safely, preventing any diseases from being spread from the birds to you, your family, or your pets.
How to Prevent Birds
Preventing birds can be a pretty tricky task, but luckily there are some simple steps you can take to keep them out of your vents. For most situations, there are actually vent guards that are designed to keep birds, mice, rats, and other critters out of your vents. These are generally very easy to install and provide excellent protection. There are some other steps you can take to reduce your yard’s appeal to birds. Remove any easy food sources, such as bird feeders, as well as any birdbaths or other bird-friendly items. If you are dead-set on keeping birds in your yard, be sure your vents are completely secured, and also make sure your entire home is sealed to prevent any birds from making their way inside. If you would like a professional job performed, consider hiring a pest control company.
Why Hire Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services?
We have dealt with hundreds of bird problems all across the state of Virginia here at Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services. Every removal expert on our team has gained much knowledge and experience from dealing with a wide variety of individual situations every day. If you have birds on your property, in your home, or in your vents, give us a call and let us help you get rid of your bird problem once and for all!
VPWRS Can Solve Your Problems!
- Scratching Noises In Your Attic, Walls, Or Crawlspace?
- Unwanted Animal Wildlife In Your Home, Business or Property?
- Bats In Your Attic?
- Birds In Your Dryer And Bathroom Vents?
- Problem Bird Or Bat Infestation?
- Animals In Your Chimney Or Fireplace?
- Digging In Your Lawn Or Under Your House, Deck Or Garage?
- Dead Animal Problems?
- Animal Odor Problems?
- Chewing Sounds In Your Attic Or Crawl Space?
- Animals Damaging Your Wiring, Insulation, Fascia, Soffits, And The Wood In Your Home?
- Animal Feces Removal?
- Attic Restorations And Clean-Up Needed?
VPWRS Extensive Services
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services provides nuisance wildlife removal, animal control, predator control, pest control, nuisance wildlife exclusion, and wildlife clean-up services.
We have experience handling bats, beavers, birds, Canada geese, chipmunks, coyotes, deer, foxes, groundhogs, mice, moles, raccoons, rats, opossums, otters, skunks, squirrels, snakes, voles, muskrats, bobcats, Copperhead snakes, pigeons, and other species of Virginia wildlife.
We operate our business within accepted industry standards and best practices, and in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.