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How to Safely Remove Nesting Birds from Your Home
Posted By: Daniel Mackie

Birds are a very important piece of our ecosystem and they can be very beneficial for your home’s garden as well.  However, when they begin to nest within your home, birds can be quite a nuisance and do a lot of damage.  Furthermore, many birds also carry viruses, parasites, and bacteria that can cause respiratory infections, viral illnesses, and other diseases that can be transferred to humans. Birds may be beautiful to look at, but once they enter your home they can pose serious risks to your family’s health and home, and their prompt removal is of the utmost importance.


Bird problems are actually quite common, especially during the time of year when they are looking to build their nests and breed.  Birds often nest in chimneys, gutters, and in your home’s attic, and some may even get stuck in your ventilation system. Although it is better to prevent birds from nesting in your home rather than remove them one they are established, there are safe and humane ways to remove birds without harming them.


Greenleaf Pest Control Removes Birds Safely


At Greenleaf Pest Control, we believe in the safe and humane removal of birds. To achieve this, we employ certified technicians who have been trained in the safe, humane, and effective removal of birds without causing any harm or unnecessary stress to the birds.  The process begins by locating both the birds and their nests in your home.  Once located, our team cages them using live traps that do not harm the birds.  Once the bird or birds are safely caged and removed from your home, we relocate them to a more suitable environment where they can reestablish their nest.  Our removal process does not involve the use of and harmful pesticides or bird-killing traps, in fact such methods of bird removal are against the law.  After we remove the birds from your home, we will clean up any mess that the birds may have created. This helps ensure your home returns to the clean and safe environment it was before the birds arrived.


Humane Bird Prevention


Once the birds have been removed from your home and the mess has been cleaned, Greenleaf Pest Control will take measures to ensure birds don’t return to nest in your home. Since removing birds after they have established a nest is a difficult task, preventing them from entering your home in the first place is the most preferred step you can take.  To humanly prevent birds from nesting in your home, we conduct a thorough investigation of the property to determine problem areas where birds may enter or nest.  Once the problem areas are located, we will bird proof your entire home by installing netting, coiling, and spikes that safely deter the birds, as well as seal off any entry points where birds and other wildlife may gain entry. These precautionary steps help prevent birds and wildlife from entering your home without disturbing the delicate ecosystem they help to create.


Birds play a vital role in our ecosystem, but when they take nest in your home they can become a nuisance.  At Greenleaf Pest Control, we provide a safe, humane, and effective removal of birds from your property ensuring the safety of the birds and your family alike.  Once removed, we provide preventive services to help prevent birds from infesting your home in the future.  If you have a bird problem in your home, contact Greenleaf Pest Control experts here.

About the Author:
Daniel Mackie, co-owner of Greenleaf Pest Control, is a Toronto pest control expert well-known as an industry go-to guy, an innovator of safe, effective pest control solutions, and is a regular guest on HGTV. Mackie, along with business partner Sandy Costa, were the first pest control professionals in Canada to use detection dogs and thermal remediation for the successful eradication of bed bugs. In his free time, he is an avid gardener.

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