What are pest birds?
In New Jersey, pigeons are the number one urban pest bird, followed by the house sparrow. Woodpeckers are also a major problem for property owners in New Jersey. Pest birds are responsible for millions of dollars in damages each and every year. Droppings from pigeons and other pest birds are highly caustic and can eat away at roofing and other structural materials. They contaminate food, water and anything they may come in contact with. Pest bird droppings can release airborne spores, which can be inhaled by customers, workers and family members. They also carry disease-causing parasites, fleas, ticks, mites, lice and other biting insects.
Why do I have them?
Pigeons, house sparrows, woodpeckers and other pest birds seek out nesting and roosting sites that offer protection over their heads, which is close to a source of heat, food and water. Eaves, overhangs, gutters and drainage pipes are all perfect places for pest birds to take up residence.
Are they dangerous?
Pigeons are extremely dirty birds. They are capable of causing disease and damage. Pigeon droppings are known for causing human slips and falls, as well as the corroding of structures and statues. More seriously, pigeons may carry diseases such as cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, food poisoning and more. Also, their droppings can grow the fungus which causes histoplasmosis. House sparrows build their nests in gutters, which can cause clogs and water damage to buildings. Woodpeckers can cause significant damage to homes, businesses and other structures. Other pests may live on these birds, including fleas, lice, mites, ticks and many others.
How do I get rid of birds?
Getting rid of pest birds can be difficult and typically involves a variety of methods of exclusion and deterrent techniques, including trapping, baiting, netting and structural modification. A ChemTec pest professional will design a customized bird control program that fits the specific needs of your property, with the goal of eliminating all of the birds nesting on your property and exclusion measures to ensure pest birds stay away. Contact us today for a free inspection of your property.
Can I do it myself?
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, pigeons, house sparrows, woodpeckers and other pest birds are not a pest many homeowners have much success eliminating on their own. Many do-it-yourself remedies to rid your property of pest birds simply do not work as the materials they use are not effective at getting rid of pest birds and keeping them away. Remember – if misused or mixed improperly, do-it-yourself pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets or plants.
Is the treatment safe?
The pest professionals at ChemTec Pest Control will first correctly identify what species of bird is invading your home or business and then create a treatment plan that will eliminate your pest problem quickly and in an environmentally responsible manner. Before any treatments begin, our inspectors will consult with you regarding your children, pets and gardens and then based on your current situation, they will customize a treatment plan specifically for you.
How soon can you get here?
ChemTec Pest Control is committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
What is the guarantee?
Our guarantee is simple: if you are not completely satisfied, we will give you your money back. If you have a problem with the pest after our services, just call us and we will come back to retreat for the pest at no additional charge within the warranty period. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with our services and we will always work towards that goal. Please visit Our Guarantee page for more information.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Many pest bird problems can be difficult to prevent so many of our customers choose a continuous Protection Program to help guard against future pest birds infestations. Contact us for more information.
Where does ChemTec Pest Control service?
"They come out quarterly to do preventative treatments. They have an excellent service."
- Javier, Tappan, New York