Boston, MA Bird Control

Solving Pest Bird Problems in Boston, MA

Like all major cities, Boston, MA has several pest bird problems.
This includes pigeons, woodpeckers, sparrows, starlings, and even wild turkeys. The nuisance birds have been increasing in number every year. The good news is, there are humane and effective ways to control where these birds nest and roost.

Pigeons Cause Damage/Disease

Boston has an on-going problem with pigeons. These “rats with wings” nest and roost in and around virtually any structure. Pigeon droppings and nesting materials can quickly build up, backing up gutters and drains, which can damage roofs and other structures. Nesting materials and other debris can also damage rooftop air conditioning units. The bacteria, fungal agents, and ectoparasites found in pigeon droppings have been tied to serious diseases, including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, and toxoplasmosis.

Downey Woodpeckers “Swiss Cheese” Wood

This native woodpecker causes significant damage to the wood accents around Boston’s many classic homes, buildings, and structures. The busy birds peck and drum against buildings to establish territories and to attract or signal mates. Repairs are often costly and time-consuming.

House Sparrow Nests Create Damage/Fires

These small intelligent birds often nest in Boston’s house shutters and soffits, drainage piping, rafters, and corrugated metal siding. Sparrow nests block gutters and drainage pipes, causing flooding. The nests clog machinery and have been known to start fires in enclosed lighting fixtures. Sparrow droppings also contain bacteria, fungal agents, and ectoparasites, which can lead to serious diseases, including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, and toxoplasmosis.

Aggressive Starlings Clog Vents

Starlings usually invade bathroom and dryer vents on homes and they block air transfer with their dense nests. The small birds also invade gutters, attics, and vent-holes. Left to gather, starling droppings can lead to structural damage as the uric acid these contain can corrode stone, metal, and masonry.

Wild Turkeys Chasing Children/Pets

Reports of turkey aggression in the Boston area have spiked in the past three years, forcing authorities to use lethal force at least five times. These large birds have been known to chase children and pets.

The Solution? Effective, Humane Bird Control.

HERE’S WHAT THE BIRD CONTROL EXPERTS AT BIRD B GONE RECOMMEND FOR SOLVING BOSTON’S BIRD PROBLEMS:

Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Virtually invisible, these anti-perching, anti-roosting bird control devices are ideal for use against pigeons and other large birds. The spiked strips are easily installed—they can be glued, screwed or tied down. They come pre-assembled in two-foot sections and 40 spikes per foot in a linear array. Approved by the US Humane Society and PICAS, these spikes are humane and will not injure birds or installation crews. They feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design so the spikes remain firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. Choose Gutter Spikes for keeping birds out of rain gutters, Girder Spikes for keeping birds off girders or Mega Spikes for larger birds like gulls, vultures, and raptors.

BeakGuard. This compound imparts a warning signal to woodpeckers, alerting them to move on. The elastomeric acrylic finish is easily applied with a brush to wood, fiber-cement, stucco, aluminum or vinyl. BeakGuard is durable and long lasting, resists dirt pick-up, and weathers well. It creates a vapor permeable, flexible membrane with exceptional color retention. One gallon covers about 180 sq. ft.

Copper Mesh. Available in 20-foot or 100-foot rolls, this easy to use Copper Mesh blocks birds from entering openings and tight spaces too small for regular netting or other products. The mesh is ideal for controlling house sparrows and starlings. It can be "formed" into the shape of the area needed to block birds from entering. The wire mesh retains its shape in tight areas to keep pest birds out. Recommended for use in eaves, roof tiles, retractable awnings, behind signs, where pipes enter siding and foundation, and other small cracks and holes.

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic. Just the ticket for deterring pest birds from all those wide-open spaces—up to a full acre . Perfect for rooftops of apartments and commercial buildings, this device broadcasts distress and predator calls for as many as 24 different species of birds—even geese. And unlike ultrasonic devices, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can hear. Being solar powered means the device can easily be placed wherever birds flock—like water towers, antenna arrays, and rooftop AC units. Just set the unit in the sun for 8 hours to fully charge it.

Bird Net 2000™. Use this heavy-duty polyethylene bird netting to humanely block birds from entering unwanted areas. Ideal for keeping out pigeons, starlings, sparrows, and many other birds, Bird Net 2000™ prevents birds from landing or nesting. Recommended for roofs, warehouses, and many other enclosures. Available in black, stone and white so it’s virtually invisible when installed. The black netting carries an industry leading 10-year guarantee. Bird Net 2000 is supported by a complete line of professional grade installation hardware for fast efficient installation. Custom cut nets are available to save on installation and labor. Same day shipping available.

Avian Control™. This advanced repellent efficiently repels a wide range of pest birds without harming them. The non-toxic chemical discourages small and large birds from invading golf courses, parks, athletic fields, airports, vineyards or other areas where birds tend to flock and graze. EPA approved, Avian Control humanely irritates the birds’ mucous membranes causing them to leave. The chemical can be sprayed or fogged for the desired effect. Avian Control™ is suitable for use around humans, pets and terrestrial animals. It covers about 6 acres per gallon on turf and 9 acres per gallon when used with foggers.

Bird B Gone is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice, training, and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.

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