Bird Removal in Lancaster Pa

bird removal in Lancaster Pa

Bird Removal in Lancaster Pa-Spring is the busiest season for bird removal in Lancaster Pa and surrounding counties. We have addressed many prominent bird issues in other blogs, such as birds behind shutters, and birds in vents.

Bird Removal in Lancaster Pa should only be conducted by an experienced, licensed professional. Backyard Wildlife Solutions can offer you the best methods for permanently removing your birds, and prevent them from gaining entry or roosting in the future.

We can provide you with solutions to your current issues, as well as identify and make recommendations to resolve other potential issues that may arise once the current area is addressed. Birds will often exploit another area on your home if available.

Most birds in Pennsylvania are protected by federal law, with the exception of a few nuisance species, such as house sparrows, starlings, and pigeons. This precludes many species from being trapped, shot, and poisoned. Contact us today via phone or our contact form for solutions to your bird issues.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions provides bird removal in Lancaster Pa and surrounding counties. We offer bird removal in Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Reading, York, and surrounding areas.

Bird Problems in Your Home/Lancaster, Pa

Bird problems in your home can be caused by a variety of issues. We have discussed bird problems in a few other blogs, such as birds in dryer and bathroom vents, and birds behind shutters. There are also other types of vents on homes that can be exploited by birds. Many of these vents are located on or near the roof of your home, and are not readily visible or accessible.

Ridge vents are mounted at the peak of your home, and often have missing end caps, or end caps that have been pulled out by birds or other animals. Gable end vents are louvered vents that are mounted in the side walls of your home near the peak. Depending on the age of your home, the vents may or may not have screening. They may have screening that is ineffective or compromised and will not prevent bird ingress. These two types of ventilation systems are the most common roofline vents for bird problems and bird entry.

Some additional vents that may cause bird problems are powered dome vents and static vents. Powered dome vents contain a fan and pull air from the attic. The screen systems are not sufficient against bird and other animal entry. Static vents are stationary vents which also help with airflow from the attic. Static vents often have no screen system at all, and provide easy entry for birds.

As we discussed in prior blogs related to bird problems, birds carry diseases and make terrible messes. Birds that have invaded your home need to be removed, and the affected areas restored to safe conditions. Vents should be properly screened with heavy gauge screening and other permanent components in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

Call or email Backyard Wildlife Solutions today if you have bird problems and we will offer you a permanent, custom exclusion solution. Backyard Wildlife Solutions is based in Lititz, Pa and offers nuisance animal control and animal removal services in Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Reading, York, and surrounding areas.

 

Birds Behind Shutters Lancaster, Pa

Nuisance birds can be damaging to your home and leave unsightly messes on and around the areas they decide to exploit.

Birds behind shutters cause some of the worst messes, particularly when they are nesting behind shutters on the front of the home. This situation will typically occur when the home has a stone exterior wall with shutters mounted to it. House Sparrows and Starlings will take advantage of the space created between the shutters and the stone. The result is nesting material hanging around the windows and falling to the ground below, and droppings on everything. Bird droppings can corrode and destroy the materials that are used to build your home. During the warmer months, odor from the nests will permeate the living space from the adjacent windows.

In addition to the noise, mess, and odor, there is also the danger of being exposed to the diseases carried by birds. Histoplasmosis, Toxoplasmosis, West Nile Virus, Salmonella, and hundreds of different mites and parasites can be found on birds and in their droppings.

Removing the offending birds and their nesting material should be performed in conjunction with excluding the areas behind the shutters. Backyard Wildlife Solutions will remove all of the debris, clean and restore the affected area, and exclude the birds from returning to the spaces behind the shutters. While several exclusion options exist for birds behind shutters, aesthetics and maintenance may make them less appealing. We will profile aluminum to the contour of your shutters and stone, offering a natural appearance and longevity to the solution.

Contact Backyard Wildlife Solutions today if you are experiencing issues with birds behind shutters and would like more information for your custom solution. We offer bird removal services and all animal control and animal removal services in Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Reading, York, and surrounding areas.

Birds in Vents / Bird Problems in Lancaster, Pa

As spring approaches birds return and begin to nest. Bird problems develop when opportunistic cavity dwellers, such as House Sparrows and Starlings, begin to invade your home.

Birds in vents can be particularly destructive once they have gained access to your home. Bathroom vents, dryer vents, stove vents, and microwave vents are common entry points. Birds will also access your home through gable vents and a wide variety of roof-mounted vents, such as ridge vents, powered fan vents, and static vents.

Birds in dryer vents cause the most immediate hazard for homeowners. Dryer vents can become clogged quickly with nesting material, which causes poor performance from your dryer and the potential for a fire hazard. Bird activity in a dryer vent can also cause the exhaust line to tear, allowing the dryer to vent into the wall or ceiling. A dryer that does not properly vent to the outside will cause unseen moisture issues within the closed spaces of your home.

Birds in bathroom vents present different types of issues, such as odors and disease concerns. A clogged or damaged line on a bathroom vent will create air contamination in the home-“sharing the air” with the birds. As the amount of nesting material and droppings increase, warmer temperatures will facilitate increased odor that will begin to permeate the living space. When the exhaust fan is activated, the clogged line can actually force air back into the bathroom.

Nuisance birds are direct carriers of disease and the most common ones are: Histoplasmosis, Salmonellosis, and E. Coli.  Nuisance birds are also frequently associated with more than fifty types of ectoparasites (parasites which live on the exterior of another organism.) These pests can work their way into the home, infest the living space, and bite humans. A significant amount of these pests can also cause general health and well-being issues in both humans and pets.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions will provide remediation and repair services for all types of bird issues, and exclude the birds from gaining access in the future. We will replace damaged lines, clean out nesting debris, and ensure proper ventilation for all vents.

Call Backyard Wildlife Solutions today if you are experiencing bird problems or birds in vents. We offer animal control and animal removal services in Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Reading, York, and surrounding areas.