San Francisco Bird Control

San Francisco Bird Control

Solving Pest Bird Problems in San Francisco

Known as the City by the Bay, San Francisco has its share of pest gulls populating the coastal city. However it’s not just gulls, San Francisco’s pest birds range from pigeons to swallows and all manner of smaller birds in between. In recent seasons, the city has only seen an increase in these birds.

The good news is, there is a wide variety of humane and effective tools for the Bay Area to control the pest birds.

Pigeons Coming Home to Roost

You cannot overlook the feral pigeon when addressing the topic of bird control in San Francisco. They consistently nest and roost around virtually any structure. This bird can perch on any ledge and will always walk on flat surfaces. Pigeon droppings and nesting materials can cause major damage to roofs, awnings and other structures.

Inundated with so many pest birds, San Francisco City has made it illegal to feed pigeons on the streets or sidewalks. 

House Sparrows in Every Crook and Narrow

Not far behind pigeons are house sparrows. These small, intelligent birds will roost in the smallest of spaces. You’ll find them in attics, vent-holes, and gutters. Once they nest, gutters and drainage pipes are quickly clogged, causing water damage. Built-up droppings also pose a health risk as they are often infested with parasites.

Swallows Building Mud Nests

These migratory birds return to the same nesting site every year and construct the same mud nests under the eaves of homes and commercial buildings. Swallows are a protected bird species and once their nests and eggs are present, they cannot be disturbed until the birds leave.

Aggressive Starlings

Starlings are aggressive flocking birds that roost in populated areas—on beams, in gutters, and in attics through vent-holes. Like sparrows, they tend to clog gutters with their nests, causing extensive water damage.

Gulls Becoming a Major Problem

San Francisco’s bay population of California Gulls has exploded. These squawking, flapping white-and-gray birds are the second-largest population of California Gulls in the world, behind only Utah’s Great Salt Lake. The gulls collide with aircraft, swarm landfills, dive-bomb schools and neighborhoods, and gobble up shorebirds that are near extinction.

How do you get rid of birds in San Francisco? Effective, Humane Bird Control.


Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Most often specified by architects, contractors, and government agencies, these anti-perching, anti-roosting bird control devices are ideal for use against pigeons and other large birds. The spiked strips are easily installed featuring a patented “bend-and-crush” design so the spikes remain firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. The spiked strips can be glued, screwed or tied down to almost any surface.

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic. Ideal for deterring birds from the rooftops of apartments, commercial buildings or any wide-open area, this device broadcasts distress and predator calls for as many as 24 different species of birds. A day in the sun brings the Bird Chase device to full charge covering up to one acre in area. And unlike ultrasonic devices, the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic device emits sounds birds can hear. Being solar powered means the device can easily be placed around water towers, antenna arrays, and rooftop AC units.

Bird Net 2000™. Ideal for all those semi-enclosed and open areas where pest birds tend to gather, this heavy-duty polyethylene bird netting humanely blocks birds. Recommended for use against a wide range of birds—including pigeons, gulls, swallows, and starlings—Bird Net 2000™ creates a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing or nesting. It comes in stone, white or black. The black netting carries an industry leading 10-year guarantee.

SpectrumV™ Holographic Bird Gel™. This repellent gel is an easy, economical, and effective sensory bird control solution, ideal for commercial and residential applications. Each easy-to-apply dish contains an innovative gel that uses a combination of sight, sense and smell that repels birds keeping them away. The U.V. protected dish has built in glue troughs to allow for better adhesion to edges, ledges, and other places where nuisance birds may congregate.

Bird B Gone is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to keep birds away in the San Francisco area. The company provides advice, training, and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.

Need an installer? Call us today for a bird control product installer in your area 800-392-6915.

San Francisco Bird Control