Birds are usually not the first creatures that come to mind when people think of pests, but they can pose a problem when they disrupt aircraft, roost in undesirable areas such as storefront entrances and consume or contaminate foodstuff meant for humans or livestock. Bird droppings also contain parasites and pathogens known to cause adverse human health effects. Some of these diseases include:
- pigeon ornithosis
- salmonella poisoning
Many bird species in Alberta are protected either by the Alberta Wildlife Act or the Migratory Birds Convention Act. It is important that you hire a professional when addressing bird management issues because some bird species are hard to identify. If you harm or kill a protected bird or their eggs, you could face penalties under provincial or federal legislation. Your pest management professional is experienced in a variety of methods used to control and deter these pests.
Strategic Pest Solutions can help you eliminate these pests from interfering with your home, business, or farming practices.
We specialize in the identification and control of birds which are not protected under Alberta’s Wildlife Act, such as:
- house sparrows
We can also help you in managing bird species which are protected under the Migratory Birds Conservation Act, including:
- barn swallows
- raptors such as owls, eagles and hawks