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Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I get a quote or information fast?

BirdBusters has e-mail services available to anyone that wants a price quote quickly. What we would need are pictures of the bird problem and surrounding area, as well as a brief description of the problem. One of our office staff will be able to get back to you with an accurate price quote. Not only do are you able to get the information you need in a timely manner, you also never have to leave work to meet with one of our technicians. Please send all inquiries to

Why do Woodpeckers bang on my house and not my neighbors?

Woodpeckers have two seasons, the first is in the spring when they are attempting to attract a mate or nest. The other is in the late fall when they are attempting to find a suitable place to over winter. They may pick a house to drum on because they believe that this is the most impressive sound and will increase chances of winning a mate. They may also be telling other Woodpeckers of the same sex that this is my place! Due to the restrictions regarding Woodpeckers, placing visual and taste deterrents on your home is the recommended initial treatment. For more aggressive birds additional treatment options may be required

There is a bird that is attacking my window. Why is this happening?

Most species of birds are territorial over areas where they have been nesting or where they intend to over winter. If they see their reflection in the window, they think that another bird is trying to move into their territory. They will then do everything they can to prevent the bird from remaining in their domain. Since this behavior is usually temporary, placing decals or a covering over the window to eliminate the reflection will usually solve your problem. The window coverings do not need to remain in the windows year round, only for a few weeks.

I have a bird flying around in my office, how do I get it out?

Birds will often fly into stores or office spaces through open doors or windows. If the bird or birds will not fly back out through the opening, an experienced technician may need to come out to remove the bird. Using specially designed kits, a technician can agitate the bird into a net and remove it from the building without harming the bird in any way. It is then released outside.

Birds are nesting above my front door, what can I do?

Since most species of birds are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act; while they are nesting they cannot be bothered. Once the nesting birds have left the nest, it is recommended that you have a professional bird control technician come out and create a system that will prevent the birds from coming back. Birds will also return to the same nesting area year after year, so the best time to have the work completed is in the fall when the nests are still there. The technicians are then able to see the current nesting area and can then treat the problem before the birds return in the spring.

There are birds in my chimney. How do I get them out and keep them out?

It is recommended that regular maintenance be completed on your chimney to insure that it is in proper working order. If a bird has managed to get into the chimney it is not likely that it will nest inside. Commonly a bird will find an opening in the chimney screening or a hole in the masonry then fall into the chimney when investigating the area as a potential nesting site. A trained professional should come out and remove the bird from the chimney. Once the bird has been removed the opening should be screened to prevent other birds from also gaining access.

I have crows in my yard that are attacking my pets. Why is that?

Crows are a highly intelligent species of bird, they also have a highly developed since of community. If they have young or an injured member of their group, they will often attack small animals and young children because they are viewed as a possible threat. This behavior will usually last for a few weeks up to a couple months. It is best not to agitate the birds any more than they already are because they can become even more aggressive. In extreme cases when children are being attacked it is best to contact your local Department of Fish and Wildlife for assistance.

Why are some bird control systems so expensive?

Many commercial properties have large warehouses, parking garages, or loading docks that birds like the nest or perch in. Since bird control is considered a form of construction the amount of labor, equipment rentals, and material that goes into one of these jobs can be fairly extensive. We find that on average paying for a system can be thought of as costly initially, but over time will save your company money on cleaning expenses as well as equipment or structural damage repairs or replacements.

There are geese all over the golf course creating costly damage to the fairway. What do you recommend?

When dealing with Geese it is important to understand some basic biology. Geese generally eat up to about 3 pounds of grass per day and leave behind about 2 pounds of droppings. They also nest where they learned to fly and return to this area year after year. Hazing services like lazars and dogs can be effective in persuading geese to loaf in other locations. These services need to be completed multiple times each day and can become costly. Another option is to use a taste deterrent that is sprayed on the grass eliminating food sources for the birds.