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NESTING BIRDS ARE RUINING OUR BUSINESS!

By Chris Williams on May 24, 2017.

Do you have someone on your staff who handles nuisance birds? My wife and I own a small sandwich shop and we have some kind of birds building nests behind the sign on our building wall. There’s several of them and they’re making a mess of the wall and the sidewalk. Can you move them or something? D. Y., Sharon, MA

We have several experts on staff that do bird work and our company has more than 25 years of experience in handling nuisance bird problems. We’re fully licensed and certified in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and are familiar with laws and regulations concerning birds. This last is important because not all birds can be removed from nest sites even if they are interfering with people and their activities.

MANY NESTING BIRDS ARE PROTECTED BY LAWS

There are federal, and even state and local, laws that protect migrating birds. Contrary to what you may think, most bird species are covered by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (see Can You Legally Remove That Bird’s Nest?). Three of our main pest birds, however, are generally not protected. House (English) sparrows, starlings, and pigeons may be killed or their nests removed.

From your description, I’m guessing that your birds probably are sparrows and we can help (see You Can Legally Remove a House Sparrow’s Nest). If, however, the birds are swallows or some other protected bird, you may have to have to live with the birds and the mess until after their young have left the nest.

BIRD-PROOFING WILL PROVIDE A PERMANENT SOLUTION

Give Colonial Pest a call and have one of our bird experts visit your location. In either case, after the birds are gone, you should have us bird-proof your sign. It’s easy to do and there are several options, including bird wire or spikes, netting, or simply enclosing the space behind the sign with special materials. Give us a call and let us suggest the best option for your situation. It’s what we do!

For more info, see our Bird Control Services page.

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