Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have an extensive network of birding spots that include greenways, parks, and wildlife refuges. There are 470 species of birds in North Carolina, and you can find most of them in Mecklenburg County.
Not only are birds beautiful to watch, but they also provide a multitude of benefits to the ecosystem. Most birds and their nests are protected by the Migratory Bird Act.
Nuisance Pest Birds in Charlotte
Pigeons, European starlings, and house sparrows are not protected by the Migratory Bird Act because:
- They are not native to the U.S.
- They have no natural predators
- They can have adverse effects on human health and safety
If you have a pest bird that is protected, there are limits to what you can do to solve your bird problem.
Residential Bird Control
Charlotte homeowners most often find pest birds in vents. Vents are attractive locations for birds to build nests as they are off the ground, away from predators, and enclosed for protection from the elements. Bird nests in vents do present problems. It can introduce insects and ectoparasites inside your home, produce foul smelling odors, and raise the risk of fires.
Depending on the species, we will remove the birds and nesting material from the vents. We will then sanitize the affected area and treat for ectoparasites. In the case for protected birds, several options are available to mitigate bird issues. For residential structures, the focus is more on exclusion and prevention.
Once completed a protective cover will be installed to prevent birds from re-entering.
In Charlotte, woodpeckers can also be nuisance pests birds. Woodpeckers are migratory, nongame birds protected by the Migratory Bird Act. Trapping activities are usually not allowed. The key to successful woodpecker control is to act as soon as the problem starts. Repellents by visual and auditory can drive the woodpecker away.
Commerical Bird Control
For commercial locations where buildings can be vast and flock large, the bird problems are greater than a single nest blocking a vent or gutter. It is not feasible or legal to catch every birdy. In these cases, we may resort to installing netting, bird spikes, or optical gel.
In particular, with pigeons, we can provide trapping services to remove the current population on the property and then install devices to prevent future incursion. Devices emit a non-toxic irritant into the air periodically so that when birds are flying around the area and inhale the solution, it discourages the birds from wanting to be in the area.
The Wildlife Experts
When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech, our expert technicians and specialists have spent over 40 years developing and training to provide humane wildlife service.
Technicians have local knowledge of the town they live and work in. As an experienced wildlife control company, we know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.
And we’re not satisfied until you are and that is 100% guaranteed. Our goal is a long-term solution to your wildlife problem. Our full home exclusions are always guaranteed for one year.
When you work with the wildlife removal professionals at Trutech, you can feel confident that the job is being done right. We handle pests large and small, dangerous and docile, so you can reclaim your property from common pests and nuisance animals.