Black Bird Control

Black Bird Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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There are roughly 10 types of North American blackbirds, all sharing similar attributes and habits. The pests gather in flocks that can contain over one million birds. Most species are commonly seen throughout the country, with the exception of yellow-headed and Brewer’s blackbirds, which primarily live in the Northern Plains and Western North America.

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Among all species, female blackbirds are typically smaller than their male counterparts. They are also duller in color, usually appearing brown or gray, while males are often black-bodied with hints of luster in their coats. Red-winged blackbirds are distinguishable by their red and yellow shoulders, and yellow-headed blackbirds have gold heads and chests with white on their wings.

DIET

Being omnivores, blackbirds eat seeds, grains, fruits, and insects. Pests that congregate in urban areas often obtain food when fishing through trash bins. Different species of blackbirds will have slightly varying diets based on their locations.

HABITAT

Blackbirds nest in fields, trees, marshes, and farmlands in warm months. Since these pests migrate, the lot of them can be found in the southern parts of the country during winter, gathering in towns, meadows, and on farms.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

These pests are abundant throughout towns and cities, nesting in yards, barns, and sheds. Sometimes eaves, roofs, and attics are utilized by flocks of blackbirds, as these warm and protected spaces provide them with room to build their nests. When pests reside in or near homes, they leave piles of droppings and emit annoying sounds.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

The greatest damage blackbirds cause is to crops and plants, as they often raid and destroy fruit orchards, gardens, and corn and sunflower fields. In addition, flocks that nest in the same place year after year contaminate the soil with their feces. After time, toxic fungi can form and contribute to the spread of histoplasmosis. Simply breathing in the air surrounding these roosting spots can endanger homeowners. Also, many people are bothered by the loud calls created by large groups of blackbirds.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

To exclude the pests from gardens or crop fields, homeowners can use lightweight netting as a cover for the area. Additionally, sound devices can be set up around sheds, attics, or garages to deter blackbirds from entering. Finally, homeowners can install motion-sensor lights around yards in attempt to scare the birds.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Since certain blackbird species are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, homeowners should contact professionals to perform legal trapping or removal procedures. At Trutech, our team of specialists are trained to safely handle blackbird infestations.


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