Bird Control in Vancouver BC
Westside Pest Control Ltd. specializes in bird control for residential homes and commercial and industrial businesses in and around Vancouver, B.C. Our technicians have been trained and certified by Bird Barrier and Bird-B-Gone. They are also trained in fall protection and a variety of boom and scissor lifts.
Another Happy Customer:
“Westside installed bird wire and spikes on our downtown balconies several years ago to deter both pigeons and sea gulls to great effect. Their technician was prompt, efficient and pleasant and we have been extremely happy with the results. Within the last 12 months we had a ductless AC system installed in our suite including a compressor unit on one of the balconies, which provided the pigeons with a new surface to light upon. So we called Westside to come out and install bird spikes on the horizontal surface and voila – no more pigeons! Westside responded promptly and with great efficiency and we couldn’t be happier. I have no hestitation recommending them”
Low profile bird control in Vancouver
You don’t have to compromise the aesthetics of your structure to gain a practical solution to your bird problem. Westside Pest Control LTD offers a variety of low profile bird control solutions including bird wire and electric track in addition to traditional methods such as bird spike and bird netting. Westside Pest Control is Vancouver’s only bird control company that uses a fully stainless steel spike with a 15 year guarantee. Call us today for a free on-site consultation and quote. We are Vancouver’s trusted company to eliminate your problem with pigeons and other birds.
Pictured above: Bird wire installation on a Vancouver Heritage Building. Westside was challenged with the task of installing bird wire over several wide sections of ledges without any product coming in contact with the ledge itself. The result of our bird wire install: Successful pigeon removal and the old ledges were not compromised physically or aesthetically.
An extremely common bird in Vancouver and other urban areas, pigeons come in a variety of colours based on their age. The older pigeon’s head and neck are darker blue-grey than the back and wings, while the younger pigeon’s feathers show little luster than the older, mature pigeon.
Pigeons come in a variety of colors: light blue/grey, brown, peach, grey and white, pure white, dark grey, and a variety of additional color variations. The eyes are usually orange, but there are a few varieties that have white-grey eyes.
Pigeon Fun Fact:
The pigeon’s bobbing head motion helps to keep it balanced while walking. Studies have shown that they bob their heads in order to stabilize their visual surroundings!
Pigeons can be a pain for both homeowners and commercial property owners — they cause millions of dollars in damage to urban areas of Vancouver annually! If a pigeon problem is not taken care of, it can cause extensive damage to properties and the maintenance bill will most certainly add up.
If you have been noticing pigeons congregate on your roof, it is important to know the damage these birds can cause:
- Pigeon droppings are highly acidic and can cause extensive erosion and damage to roofs
- Pigeon nests can cause fire hazards by blocking air vents
- Debris build up from flocks can cause blocked gutters and drains, resulting in floods
- Pigeon nests and other debris can cause machinery failure; especially rooftop air conditioning units
- Bacteria found in pigeon droppings can cause serious diseases including salmonella, meningitis, histoplasmosis and more
Old prevention methods such as trapping and shooting though legal, are not a long term solution to nuisance pigeons. Pigeon control is best accomplished by permanently excluding Pigeons.
Our experts at Westside Pest Control will evaluate your property to ensure the best solution to combat any Pigeon problems at your commercial property or home. We specialize in:
- Pigeon removal
- Pigeon clean ups
- Pigeon trappings and bird nest removal
- Pigeon extermination
How to Prevent Pigeons from Causing Damage
Pigeons have a diverse diet, which is a big reason why they like urban areas — they are always scavaging for scraps — almost any food item will do! You may not intentionally be feeding pigeons, however disposing leftovers and scraps where pigeons can gain access, will result in a pigeon congregation, quickly.
- Keep areas clean and dispose leftovers where pigeons cannot access. Over time, you will notice these birds will move on to other areas and settle elsewhere.
- Discourage nesting by sealing off any flat areas that might be attractive for Pigeons to roost.
Bird Net Awning
Westside Pest Control’s technicians enclosed a store front awning with bird netting. No more pigeon mess and a very happy customer.
Westside Pest Control does pigeon and other bird clean ups!
Bird prevention: the art of balancing aesthetics and practicality!
Westside Pest Control recently prevented birds from nesting and roosting in an overhanging canopy at a Vancouver law office. A combination of bird spike and bird net was installed. The net is nearly transparent against the canopy (see pictures below). Bird prevention was achieved at this site without affecting window use or the building’s aesthetics.
In addition to bird control and prevention, we also specialize in complete clean-ups of the affected area.
Our bird prevention gallery
Seagulls are extremely popular on the west coast of North America and are usually all-white with grey wings. Rooftop patios near the ocean are a favourite seagull nesting site, and as you probably already know, they eat almost anything! These large birds can become very aggressive towards people during their nesting stage.
Westside Pest Control LTD also specializes in seagull control. Our experts will inspect your commercial property or home to understand the problem and will ask the right questions to develp a plant and protect your property.
Westside Pest Control is your effective solution for Seagull Removal and Control.
How to Prevent Seagulls from Causing Damage
- Removing any food source seagulls can gain access to is imperative to preventing a seagull problem at your property. Ensure lids are sealed, and trash bags are not left in the open (Seagulls can easily rip bags when they’re hungry!)
- Wire can prevent Seagulls from landing without entangling them.
Sparrows are generally small, plump, brown and grey birds and the most wide-spread bird in the world. House sparrows are in actuality not really sparrows, but originally called Old World Weaver Finches – a certain family of birds known for their unique nest-building talents.
Most sparrows are non-native and for this reason, not protected in BC and can be removed from homes and businesses.
Westside Pest Control LTD also specializes in sparrow removal from your home or commercial property. Our friendly and professional technicians will ask all the right questions to accurately assess your Sparrow problem and protect your home with an effective plan suited to your specific needs.
Need help with bird control in Vancouver?
After a few simple questions, free estimates can be given over the phone for bird control in Vancouver and the rest of the Lower Mainland. Call us now at 604-559-9060 or contact Westside Pest Control by email.