Pest birds can create public health risks and can be a threat to both commercial grain operations and food manufacturing facilities. Since every pest bird situation is unique, APS will conduct a comprehensive evaluation. The most common types of birds that cause problems include the House Sparrow, Feral Pigeons, European Starlings, Gulls and Canadian Geese.
Our initial focus is to determine what can be done to your property to make your property less attractive to the birds, and to remove their nesting or roosting sites? We work closely with regulatory agencies and industry experts to help determine the best option. You can count on us to give you an accurate assessment and options to get the results you desire.
House Sparrow, Feral Pigeons and European Starlings
These three common birds can create huge problems for commercial operations. One of our primary strategies is to evaluate the food source available to them. We work with you to eliminate any outside spillage and ensure that dumpsters are not accessible. We also inspect nesting areas like dock overhangs and install netting to prevent nesting. The first option is to build the out or take away their food source. Make sure to eliminate any outside spillage and keep your dumpsters closed. Dock overhangs can easily be netted to take away their nesting areas. Netting works every time. If netting is not an option, APS will advise you on what other options are available for exclusion. Only as a very last option, the population can be reduced by Avicide usage.
Herring Gulls and Ring Billed Gulls
Gulls on your property are typically a seasonal issue. They nest and raise their young in the spring. Scare devices used during nesting produce mixed results. If you have tried using scare devices unsuccessfully we can work with you to reduce future population by applying for an egg depredation permit.
In late July, or early August, the fledglings are flying and leave the nest. At this point they look for a different food source including landfills. If your property is close to the food source, the gulls can be a problem roosting on your roof. In this case scare devices can produce successful results. Our combo harassment system includes the motion of a predator with recorded distress calls of gulls.
In late October or early November, the gulls are not as much of a nuisance as they migrate, but they return in the spring, and the nuisance problem starts over.
We can make a recommendation of the best way to control gulls at your property.
Canadian Geese Abatement
We have successfully used Border Collies to scare geese from your property. To the goose, a border collie is no different than a coyote, a natural predator of geese. We have found that after several encounters with the collies,the resident geese will decide that your pond or property isn’t safe.
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