Bird Control Services
in San Diego
AGPEST specializes in solving bird pest management problems. Our company has pioneered many of the innovative bird control methods used today. Our Bird Division Manager has over 20 years of experience in serving Pest Bird problems. The business of bird control is ever-changing with new techniques and products becoming available all the time. We are dedicated to providing up-to-date methods and technology for our clients. Humane control can be achieved by modifying our environments and behavior to prevent the birds from accessing specific areas.
Problems with Birds
Pigeon Droppings And Waste
Bird problems can come in many forms. Nesting and/or roosting in unwanted areas can create nuisance noise, sanitation and maintenance problems, as well as potential health hazards to buildings and homes. Bird droppings are unsightly, can cause staining or damage and promote the transmission of several diseases affecting man. Prevention of nesting in or around air conditioning and heating units is especially important.
The following are some of the diseases and/or health related problems associated with birds
Our Bird Control Methods
Cliff Swallows migrate to North America from their wintering grounds in South America to nest in large colonies, sometimes numbering in the thousands. They build enclosed, gourd-shaped nests made of mud pellets, which are attached to buildings and other structures.
They often live in close proximity to people. If nesting in colonies on buildings and other structures, they can become a nuisance. Their droppings can foul machinery, create aesthetic problems, and cause potential health hazards. Their mud nests eventually fall to the ground and can cause similar problems. Swallow nests frequently contain mites and insects such as swallow bugs. Swallow bugs are related to bed bugs and will bite humans.
Legal Status and Permits
Actions to solve problems with swallows should be started as soon as they are identified. Cliff Swallows are colonial and the number of nesting birds can increase significantly from year to year. They are protected by state and federal regulations. It is illegal for any person to take, possess, transport, sell, or purchase them or their parts, such as feathers, nests, or eggs, without a permit. As a result, certain activities affecting swallows are subject to legal restrictions.
The California Department of fish and Game, the enforcement agency, considers February 15th to September 1st to be the swallow nesting season. Completed nests during this breeding season CANNOT be touched without a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Outside of these dates, the nests can be removed without a permit. The only way a permit will be given is if there are health or safety hazards posed by a nesting colony.