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Pigeons roosting on or around your home can cause an unsightly mess that damages your home’s value and detracts from its curb appeal. Burns Bird Control is pleased to offer fast, effective, and humane bird control services for homes in Phoenix and Tucson. First, we will identify the areas of your home that might attract pigeons or where these birds have already gained access. Our skilled bird control technicians will clean and disinfect affected areas thoroughly, removing droppings from your home with pressure washing techniques. Next, our technicians will install humane deterrent mechanisms such as Bird-B-Gone plastic bird spikes and Bird Barrier products such as steel spikes, bird netting, and electric track deterrent systems. Finally, any remaining birds are trapped and safely relocated to ensure humane but permanent removal of these pests from your property.
Would you like to learn more about Burns Bird Control’s residential, commercial, or industrial bird elimination services? Contact us at (602) 910-6834 for a free estimate today! You can find out more about how our humane bird deterrent products work by clicking through the information on our website.
Last updated 9 days ago
Ledges and rooftops often provide the perfect roosting place for pigeons. If you’re tired of these pests making a home on your property, Bird-B-Gone plastic bird spikes could be the solution you need.
Plastic bird spikes deter pigeons and other large birds from landing on the flat or curved surfaces of your property. Bird-B-Gone plastic spikes come with a five-year guarantee and can be installed on ledges, windowsills, parapets, and other rooftop areas to eliminate a pesky bird population. Check out this video to learn more about this versatile and effective bird deterrent.
At Burns Bird Control, we proudly offer Bird-B-Gone plastic spikes in addition to many other bird elimination solutions to suit your needs. Our skilled bird control technicians can answer your questions and address your concerns to ensure your bird problem is effectively solved. Click through our website or call (602) 910-6834 to reach us.
Last updated 16 days ago
A large population of pigeons will inevitably result in an equally large amount of droppings covering your home or office building. Pigeon droppings are not only unsightly and damaging to roofing, siding, and other surfaces, they pose a slipping hazard and health threat to humans as well. If you are experiencing a problem with pigeons, Burns Bird Control can remove these birds quickly and humanely to protect your property and your health.
Cryptococcosis is a potentially serious disease caused by a fungus that can grow in pigeon droppings. This disease is contracted when a person breathes in air contaminated by droppings that contain this fungus. Although cryptococcosis does not often affect people with a healthy immune system, those with HIV or other immunosuppressive diseases or certain medical conditions are at greater risk for contracting the disease.
Like cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis is also caused by a fungus that grows in the droppings left behind by pigeons. Most infections occur as a result of breathing in the fungus while cleaning areas heavily covered in droppings. People with HIV and AIDS, cancer, or weakened immune systems are more susceptible to contracting histoplasmosis than those who are healthy.
Psittacosis, also called ornithosis or parrot fever, is a bacterial disease typically found in the droppings of parrots and parrot-like birds. The bacteria that cause psittacosis can also be found in pigeon droppings. Psittacosis is extremely rare, and fewer than 50 confirmed cases of the disease are reported in the U.S. annually. However, those with a weakened immune system may contract the disease if exposed to infected bird droppings.
In addition to eliminating your bird problem, Burns Bird Control will clean and disinfect affected areas of your property via pressure washing to remove any droppings and the health hazard they present. You can find out more about our safe and effective bird removal services by calling (602) 910-6834 in Phoenix or Tucson. We invite you to click through our website for up-to-date information about our current special offers in your area.
Last updated 23 days ago
Pigeons can be annoying and destructive pests when they move into your office or home. However, lethal means of pigeon removal can be cruel to the animals and does not solve your overall problem, but rather leaves a niche for other pigeons to fill. There are many humane alternatives to a residential or commercial pigeon problem to ensure these birds are safely removed from your property.
Remove Food Sources
Pigeons are drawn to areas with plentiful food and water. Therefore, removing the pigeons’ food and water source is an effective means of deterring these birds from staying on your property. Instruct family members or employees to stop feeding the pigeons to ensure the birds are not receiving tasty handouts. Take steps to remove unintentional food sources by keeping outdoor areas clean and trash cans covered. Avoid putting out birdseed until your pigeon problem has been resolved.
Remove Roosting Areas
Eliminating the areas around your home or office where pigeons can roost will also encourage these birds to move elsewhere. Bird spikes or wires, netting, and wire mesh can all be used to eliminate flat surfaces where birds might land and prevent access to nesting areas. Placing fake owls or snakes around your property can also act as an effective deterrent, frightening the birds out of roosting or nesting. If the pigeons cannot find a safe place to make a home, they will move on to a more appealing location.
Remove Reproductive Ability
An alternative method for controlling a pigeon problem is to limit the birds’ reproductive ability. Avian contraceptives are available as edible kibble that you can spread in areas where you are experiencing a pigeon problem. The contraceptive affects the pigeons’ ability to lay viable eggs, thus reducing the population over time.
Burns Bird Control specializes in humane elimination of pigeon populations in Phoenix and Tucson. Call us today at (602) 910-6834 to find out how solutions such as Bird-B-Gone and Bird Barrier can solve your residential, commercial or industrial pigeon problem. You can find out more about eliminating unwanted bird populations on our blog.
Last updated 1 month ago
Birds and airplanes share several features in common, but they both operate better when none of the other type of avian is in close proximity. Birds certainly get hurt when they run into aircraft, but aircraft also suffer from these collisions. In fact, a number of airplane crashes and emergency landings have been caused by run-ins with birds. To learn more about the negative effects associated with bird-aircraft contact and, more generally, birds in airports, continue reading below.
Considering their relatively small size and force, at least when compared to the aircraft with which they collide, birds can cause considerable damage to aircraft. According to a National Geographic news article, the FAA estimates the costs associated with bird strike-related damage at an average of $700 million per year. Much of this damage could be prevented with the proper bird control measures.
Remember that miraculous Hudson River landing that captured national news headlines for days in January 2009? The cause of that accident was a bird strike involving a flock of geese. Nearly 50 years prior, in April 1960, a plane crash over the Boston Harbor that claimed 62 lives was also attributed to a run-in with a flock of birds. These are only two of the most significant examples of the many bird-related accidents and emergency landings that have occurred over the years.
Most passengers and cockpit crew would agree that they would rather not see birds in their immediate vicinity while in flight. Most people, especially those with a phobia of birds, would also prefer not to be startled pre-flight by birds that find their way into airport terminals through sliding doors, gangway openings, and other points of entry
As an airport employee, you may not have much say over FAA regulations that could do more to limit aircraft exposure to birds in the sky. You can, however, take steps to keep birds from sneaking into airport facilities and running into engines and fuselages on the runway. To arrange to have a team of industrial bird exclusion specialists bird-proof your Phoenix or Tucson airport, call Burns Bird Control at (602) 910-6834.