San Diego Bird Control

San Diego Bird Control

Solving Pest Bird Problems in San Diego, CA

San Diego is a major resort city with some serious pest bird problems. These include pigeons, gulls, and swallows. Many of these 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.

Pigeon Droppings & Rotting Birds

Like most large resort cities, San Diego has a pigeon problem. These “rats with wings” nest and roost in and around virtually any structure. In a local San Diego strip mall, pigeons congregate at one end, around a roller skating rink. Pigeons cluttering the area south of Broadway around Horton Plaza create a messy unhealthy environment.  The city hopes to reduce by half the number of pigeons in Balboa Park. The reason: The pigeon population living in the park is so massive that their droppings are becoming a potential health hazard and damaging buildings. In some cases, the damage is irreparable because the droppings eat through the plaster, making it unsightly and creating an offensive odor. On the tower of the Museum of Man, the rotting bird bodies and droppings (that were up to 8 inches thick) made it virtually impossible to breathe. 

Seagulls Working in Tag Teams

Seagulls in Ocean Beach have been spotted pecking on car windows as people enjoy their lunch by the ocean. Some birds act as lookouts while others in the flock peck at car and house-glass doors. Others sneak into homes through pet doors. A few aggressive gulls have ripped the screen off windows to get inside and look for food. Some gulls run their beaks along the edges of car doors to try to open them. For years seagulls have been swooping in on outdoor events at the Hotel del Coronado. So while they are beautiful to watch as they sail on ocean thermals, gulls do present significant problems in San Diego. The gulls also create a problem at San Diego Airport, colliding with aircraft, swarming landfills, dive-bombing schools, and neighborhoods, and gobbling up shorebirds that are near extinction. A protected bird species, gulls, their nests, and eggs cannot be disturbed until the birds leave.

Swallows Defacing Buildings with Mud Nests

Rancho San Diego cliff swallows have invaded the Tristán condominium complex at the corner of Fury Lane and Via Rancho San Diego. A number of swallows were seen flying over the condo complex in great numbers, swooping in and out from just under the high roof eaves, leaving a mess below their mud nests. Throughout San Diego, the migratory birds return to the same nesting site every year and construct the same mud nests under the eaves of homes and commercial buildings. Swallow droppings deface property and deteriorate machinery and sidings. Swallows multiply quickly and nest in large flocks, leaving droppings, nesting materials, and feathers to clog vents and drain pipes resulting in costly repairs. Swallows can also spread diseases such as salmonella. A protected bird species, swallows, their nests and eggs cannot be disturbed until the birds leave.

The Solution? Effective, Humane Bird Control.


Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Ideal for keeping birds off ledges, I-beams, parapet walls and signs, these anti-perching, anti-roosting bird control devices deter pigeons, gulls, and other large birds. The spiked strips are easily installed using glue, screws or simple tie-downs. They constitute a humane deterrent and have been approved by the US Humane Society and PICAS. They feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design so the spikes remain firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. The spikes are most often specified by architects, contractors, and government agencies. 

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic. There is no better solution for getting rid of pest birds in large areas like parks, skating rinks, marinas, hotels and resort venues. The Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic device broadcasts distress and predator calls for as many as 24 different species of birds. Individual bird species can also be targeted. The device covers a full acre or up to 5 acres when more speakers are added. And because it’s water resistant and solar powered, the device can easily be placed outdoors wherever birds flock. An AC charger can be used to charge the device on overcast days or at night.  Comes with a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee.

Bird Net 2000™. If pigeons, gulls, and swallows have become a major problem, the solution most recommended by architects, contractors, and government agencies is Bird Net 2000. This heavy-duty polyethylene bird netting humanely blocks birds from entering semi-enclosed and enclosed areas—like strip malls, airport structures and other commercial venues. Bird Net 2000™ creates a physical barrier that prevents birds from landing or nesting. Built from the ground up to hold up, this netting is constructed of six strands of UV-stabilized knotted polyethylene. It has a 40-pound burst strength and is rot proof and waterproof. Available in stone, white and black, the black netting carries an industry leading 10-year guarantee. The netting is fully 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 is available.

Transparent Bird-Off Gel. This sticky repellent gel annoys birds with a smelly, sticky surface. Ideal for preventing a wide variety of birds from landing on horizontal surfaces, the gel is virtually invisible. Applied to areas where birds tend to land, the gel can be used on indoor or outdoor surfaces and lasts up to one year. It is effective for pigeons, gulls, and even larger birds.  Recommended for use on ledges, I-beams, parapet walls, signs, conduits, pipes, and more. The gel cleans up easily using soap and water and will not cause a burning sensation. It is safe for installers and targeted birds. 

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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