Bird Identification & Prevention

About Birds In Reno, NV

a pigeon up close with bright red feet

Many people don’t consider birds a problem because they are so common. In fact, many leave food out for them, inviting them to make themselves at home. Although birds may be interesting to look at, they are known to cause many problems for Reno residents and should be treated as pests. Below, you can read about one of the most common types of birds in our area, pigeons, and what makes them so problematic.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Birds

What are birds?

As mentioned above, pigeons are one of the most common birds. They also have the worst reputation. This reputation may be because they are so prevalent in urban areas where they are not shy about stealing food and going to the bathroom anywhere they like.

Pigeons are about ten inches long with a plump body. Their coloring is usually gray with a blueish-gray head, iridescent blue or purple on the neck, and two black stripes on each wing.

Like other birds, pigeons have beaks with no teeth. They are warm-blooded, have feathers, and lay eggs. Most species are social, and they raise their young.

Are birds dangerous?

They may not seem like it, but birds are dangerous animals. They cause contamination, spread diseases and parasites, and damage property. Bird waste not only contaminates anything it is on, but it is also full of disease-causing bacteria and causes damage. Due to its acidity, bird droppings are corrosive, and many of them can cause expensive damage. Birds can spread E. coli, salmonella, and other pathogens through their waste. 

Birds can also carry ticks and other parasites, which can spread to people. They also cause more damage as they build nests, even clogging gutters! Overall, birds are bad news to have living on your property, especially in high populations.

Why do I have a bird problem?

If you have a bird problem, it is likely because your property provides security and food for them. Birds build nests to keep their eggs safe. Once they hatch, the young are fed multiple times a day, and your property may be offering these necessities for pigeons and other types of birds.

Where will I find birds?

Like any animal, birds look for a safe place to live and raise their young. The places you will find birds offer them concealment from predators that are a threat to their eggs. These places include chimneys, gutters, eaves, attics, trees, window sills, etc.

How do I get rid of birds?

Are you tired of dealing with pigeons or other birds on your Reno property? Contact our expert technicians at Celtic Pest Control for bird exclusion in the Reno, NV area. We will install netting or wire on eves and other bird hot spots on the outside of your home. Inside, we perform exclusion work in attics when necessary.

For more information about our home bird control methods, contact Celtic Pest Control!

How can I prevent birds in the future?

While it may be challenging to keep birds from flying into your yard, you can deter them from building nests. To do this, use these tips:

  • Remove food sources like bird feeders, open garbage cans, fruit trees, and don’t leave any food out for animals.
  • Use sound and reflecting light to deter birds. You can use CDs, aluminum foil, wind chimes, and other similar things to keep birds away.
  • Install bird spikes, scares, and other methods to assist.

Call Celtic Pest Control to learn more ways to make your property less attractive to birds and keep this pest away.

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