Bird Removal & Bird Control in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington

Bird Removal & Bird Control in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington

Birds are a beautiful sight and are wonderful to listen to as well. They play an important role in insect control, seed dispersal, and pollination. Scavenging birds quickly and effectively dispose of dead animals, especially what we refer to as “road kill.”

While birds are helpful, they can be a nuisance when they are in the wrong place at the wrong time — like inside your attic, birds in the soffit, birds nesting in the chimney swifts, or chimney sweep, birds in the bathroom vents or dryer vents…you name it!

In that situation, the aggravation outweighs any potential benefits. In some instances, birds become fiercely protective of their new home and attack people and animals. These nuisance bird situations can create a costly problem.

Birds often roost in rafters, make nests in vents or insulation, and get into walls. Unsanitary conditions, such as contamination, can arise from bird droppings and create health hazards.

Best Ways to Remove Nuisance Birds

Do you have a bird problem? There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used, but the best place to start is by calling a professional.

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A majority of birds are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty and require special permits for the removal. The safest method of removal is to contact a qualified professional to take care of the nuisance birds. Wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely eradicate troublesome birds and Summit Environmental Solutionsl has the personnel to make that happen at your Virginia home.

Among the services we offer to remove or deter birds include:

  • Bird Abatement
  • Bird & Nesting Removal
  • Bird Dropping & Guano Clean-Up
  • Bird Netting
  • Vent Covers
  • Bird Spike Strips
  • Bird Deterrents
  • Sanitizing Flex Tracks
  • Power Washing
  • Disinfecting & Deodorizing
  • Insulation Replacement & Repairs

What Diseases are Spread by Birds?

Through their droppings, birds spread diseases like histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Both ailments make humans very sick. Birds also are hosts for parasites that transmit multiple diseases. Our best advice is to never handle a living or dead bird with bare hands.

Preventive Measures to Keep Birds Out of Your Home

  • Do not feed the birds
  • Have your home inspected by a licensed wildlife control specialist
  • Seal openings to the outside
  • Install screens
  • Perform professional-grade repairs
  • Exclusion methods and deterrents

The cost of bird removal is variable, depending on the species and its behaviors. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.

Did You Know?

Birds that are considered non-native species such as the House Sparrow and the European Starling are not protected, and many groups of hunted or game birds, including ducks, geese, doves, and many shorebirds are subject to limited protection and can be hunted in season.

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act was signed by the United States and Canada in 1918 for the purpose of ending the commercial trade in feathers. Around the turn of the 20th century, the long breeding plumes on many bird species were highly prized fashion accessories, and thousands of birds were indiscriminately killed for this purpose. This led to the formation of many conservation organizations, including Massachusetts and National Audubon Societies, which in turn helped lobby for the passage of the act.

The treaty prohibited the hunting, killing, capturing, possession (this is why we don’t keep or raise baby birds or try to nurse injured birds back to health ourselves!), sale, transportation, and exportation of migratory birds, and their feathers, eggs, and nests. It also provided for the establishment of refuges to protect bird habitat, and it encouraged the monitoring of bird populations for conservation purposes. Amendments to the initial treaty extended its range to include other nations: Mexico in 1936, Japan in 1972 and the USSR (now Russia) in 1976 are all included in the act today.

Not all North American bird species are protected under the act. Birds that are considered non-native species such as the House Sparrow and the European Starling are not protected, and many groups of hunted or game birds, including ducks, geese, doves, and many shorebirds are subject to limited protection and can be hunted in season.

Although many of the birds that are protected by the treaty are not long-range migrants, it can be argued that even “year-round” birds move around in search of local food sources, and are thus afforded protection under the act.

Over 1,000 bird species are currently protected.

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Count on Summit Environmental Solutions for Bird Removal Options

No homeowner can peacefully co-exist with wild birds in the same house. That is why you need to let the proven professionals from Summit Environmental Solutions handle the situation when you need to remove birds from your attic or crawl space. Our representatives will safely and humanely remove the nuisance birds under existing laws and regulations. Our crews can handle all types of wild animal and pest control issues. When you need our services, contact us online or give us a call at 703-520-5868.

 
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