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Pest Bird Control in Greater Birmingham, Alabama

Pigeon on a beam inside of an aircraft hangar.

Pest bird control is one of the most interesting specialties in wildlife management. It certainly has the best views, as the picture on the right shows. That's Dean, one of our supervisors, taking a break while at a big bird control job at an industrial plant.

Bird control's also very challenging work, however. Birds have a distinct advantage over us earth-bound folks, namely, that they can fly; so keeping birds out of places where they're not wanted requires thinking like a bird. The bird control team has to first figure out all the ways the birds are going to try to get back in, and then they have to prevent them from doing so.

So I guess you might say that you need to be a bit of a birdbrain to be a good bird control technician.

Reasons why Bird Control is Necessary

The reasons that most bird control work is contracted have to do with health and safety. A lot of people don't realize this, but there are more than 20 diseases that humans can catch from direct or indirect contact with birds, their feces, or their bodily fluids, and more than another 20 more that are associated with the parasites that live on or in birds.

Some examples of bird-borne diseases include:

And those are just a sampling. In addition, when birds and their feathers, nesting material, and dried droppings get caught in the intakes of HVAC equipment, they can cause dust, allergens, and pathogens to be spread through the building.

In addition to being involved in disease transmission, birds can cause safety risks in a number of other ways. For example:

Finally, in addition to the health and safety problems associated with birds, bird can just be plain rude, pooping all over our cars, on our buildings, on the statues that we erect in memory of our heroes, and sometimes even on our heads and shoulders when we walk under overpasses, marquees, or lit sign-age where birds are roosting. There's nothing that'll make you realize why bird control is necessary quite like being pooped on by one.

Humane Bird Control in Alabama

Rid-A-Critter uses a variety of techniques to handle nuisance bird problems. Unlike the quick-and-dirty methods used by "bird exterminators," our methods are humane, non-toxic, non-lethal, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting. Some of these methods include:

In addition, once we're done, we carefully clean up after the birds to remove droppings, feathers, nesting materials and so forth, and optionally sanitize the area to remove the risk of bird-borne diseases.

Dry Under Decks Installation

Before-and-after pictures of a Dry Under Decks Installation

Dry Under Decks installation, before and after the product was installed.

We also offer an optional product known as Dry Under Decks either as an add-on or a stand-alone service. Dry Under Decks is a water-management and rain-carrying system that that is installed under decks, and allows you to use the space under your deck as a clean, dry, recreational, dining, or other outdoor living space.

The Dry Under Decks system is bird-proof and is installed under the joists of the existing deck. It's designed to catch and channel away the rainwater that falls through the gaps in the deck. This allows the area under the deck to be used for living purposes, rather than being wasted.

Dry Under Decks is a high-quality product that is resistant to birds and other small animals, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. please as your Rid-A-Critter representative for more details.

Bird Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of some of the bird control jobs we've done in and around Birmingham and our Alabama service area.

  • Bird exclusion of the vents of a rooftop HVAC unit in Birmingham, Alabama
    Bird-proofing the vents on a rooftop HVAC unit
  • Young out peeking through an opening into an attic
    Young owl rescued from the attic of a home
  • Bird control technician holding an owl rescued from a home
    Jeff with a young owl removed from a home
  • Dry Under Deck installation installation
    Dry Under Deck installation job
  • Many pigeons in a cage after being removed from under a grandstand
    Pigeons removed from under a grandstand
  • Looking down on the beams covered with pigeon poop in an aircraft hangar
    Pigeon control and cleanup in airplane hangar
  • Men on ladders performing bird removal at a pharmacy
    Bird removal job at a pharmacy
  • Improperly applied bird netting by one of our competitors
    Poorly done bird netting by one of our competitors
  • Looking down inside the bell tower at a bird control job at a church in Birmingham, Alabama
    It's a long way up and down the tower
  • Bird poop on and around the air handling equipment of a building in Pell City AL
    Bird droppings in an HVAC system in Pell City
  • Bird control men on ladders installing bird repellent spikes in Homewood, Alabama
    Installing bird spikes on a building in Homewood
  • Birds nest found at a log home
    Birds nest found at a log home
  • Man on a lift truck performing bird control in Moody, Alabama
    Bird control at a commercial building in Moody
  • Many pigeons in a trap after a pigeon removal job in a barn
    Pigeons removed from a barn
  • Pigeon
    Pigeons are common pest birds
  • Two men doing bird control work in a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama
    Bird control job at a Bessemer warehouse
  • Men performing bird control at a parking lot in Hoover, Alabama
    Bird removal at a parking lot in Hoover
  • Old rat hole that birds used to get into a building in Birmingham, AL
    Birds used an old rat hole to get inside
  • Woodpecker
    Woodpeckers are a common nuisance bird
  • Bird droppings on the floor by the furnance of a house in Oxford, AL.
    Bird droppings in basement of a home in Oxford
  • A pigeon on an iron beam in a warehouse in Birmingham, Alabama
    Birmingham, Alabama bird removal job
  • Man on a ladder installing screening to keep birds out of a church bell tower
    Sealing birds out of a church in Birmingham
  • Woodpecker damage secondary to carpenter bee infestation
    Woodpecker damage due to carpenter bees
  • A hummingbird being held between a bird removal technician's thumb and forefinger
    Hummingbiard removed from a Birmingham home

 

For more information about bird control or bird-proofing in or around the Birmingham, Alabama Metro area, please contact us for an on-site inspection and consultation.

 

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Albany, Americus and Thomaston squirrel calls are on the rise. Scheduled them all today for exclusion quotes. Scratching noises in the attic prompted them to call. Call for your free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Oct 19, 2021 10:16:47 am.

Another busy day. Off to Tuscaloosa to quote a couple of clients who are interested in having their homes sealed to prevent rodent entry. Then to Mountain Brook for some squirrels in an attic.
by Chris Scott
Oct 19, 2021 07:55:58 am.

As we get ready for the cooler weather, so do they! Monday has started off with lots of “animals/noises in attic” calls!! Call your local RAC office for an estimate on humane removal & exclusion!
by Amber A.
Oct 18, 2021 08:44:48 am.

Beautiful week ahead for helping customers rid critters from their attics. If you live in and around Birmingham AL, Atlanta, GA Macon, Ga and you hear animals in your home call Ridacritter. We can get those rats, bats & squirrels out.
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Oct 18, 2021 08:10:23 am.

Busy Saturday @ Ridacritter. We accepted new jobs or rat, mice, bat and squirrel removal in Indian Springs Village AL, Macon GA, Acworth GA, Harpersville AL & Albany GA. Don't share your house or attic with nuisance critters.
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Oct 17, 2021 09:07:05 am.

Wanna know the best way to get rid of rats, bats, squirrels, mice, raccoons and rodents? Call Ridacritter of course. A+ BBB, TrustDale Cert & over 20 years in business. Critter removal from attics and complete animal exclusions.
by Richard Adcock
Oct 14, 2021 08:19:18 am.

Headed out to Pell City to do a couple of evaluations for rodents one client has some snake issues under the house the other flying squirrels. Then a little drive over to Crowell for a rat and mouse quote.
by Chris Scott
Oct 14, 2021 08:16:35 am.

Had a busy day today! Couple of customers in hueytown with squirrels in their attics. Went down to Pelham for another squirrel quote. Then finished out the day in Vestavia Hills for two more squirrel quotes. Lots of squirrels jobs today.
by Chris Scott
Oct 12, 2021 09:14:00 pm.

Good morning! I’m off to Leeds for a hornet’s nest. Then headed to vestavia for mice and snakes. Got a couple quotes in Birmingham for squirrels.
by Chris Scott
Oct 11, 2021 07:33:23 am.

Happy Friday! We’ve spent most of the morning getting calls about squirrels in the attic! If you’re hearing noises in the attic, give us a call for an estimate!
by Amber A.
Oct 08, 2021 10:44:38 am.

Good morning! I’m off to Bessemer Alabama. Got a customer with some squirrels in there attic. Then headed to Tuscaloosa. Roll Tide! Got a few quotes for mice and squirrels. Have a Good Friday. Everyone l!
by Chris Scott
Oct 08, 2021 07:30:02 am.

In Americus Ga quoting a bat exclusion job.
by Jason Arruda
Oct 06, 2021 11:08:51 am.

Rainy weather might stop us from wanting to go out, but not the squirrels, bats, or other rodents! If animals are getting into your home, give us a call for an estimate. We offer humane removal and full home exclusion services!
by Amber A.
Oct 06, 2021 08:06:31 am.

Valdosta bats and Americus squirrels has our crews in South Ga busy today.
by Jason Arruda
Oct 05, 2021 09:02:26 am.

Did you know a squirrels front teeth never stop growing? If they’re using your house as a teether, we can help! Call us today for a quote to humanely remove them and seal up your home!
by Amber A.
Oct 04, 2021 09:17:24 am.

Happy Monday! Looking forward to a great week.
by Richard Adcock
Oct 04, 2021 08:50:40 am.

Already a busy week lined up for next week. Squirrels, bats, rats from Valdosta all the way up to the Griffin.
by Jason Arruda
Oct 01, 2021 12:03:44 pm.

Happy First Day of October!! That means it’s getting closer to cool weather and the animals might seek a home in your home! Call us for a quote to animal proof your home!
by Amber A.
Oct 01, 2021 10:28:33 am.

Mice chewed through the screen behind a foundation vent to get into a house in Trussville, Alabama. Mouse control experts from our Birmingham office are re-screening the vents to keep mice out of the house, and using traps to eliminate the existing mouse population.
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2021 11:24:11 am.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A.
Jul 23, 2021 06:29:58 pm.

Hope everyone stayed dry from the rain but if you got flooded with animals we can get them out!
by Amber A.
Jun 21, 2021 06:32:40 pm.

We can remove animals from the structure, as well as seal up your home, but if those pesky critters left behind any excrement, we offer cleanup as well as insulation replacement! Call for a quote!
by Amber A.
Jun 18, 2021 06:34:50 pm.

Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a wonderful and productive week! And if animals are keeping you up at night, give us a call!
by Amber A.
Jun 14, 2021 05:59:26 pm.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
by Amber A.
Jun 12, 2021 07:23:35 pm.

It’s a competition between bats and raccoons getting up in the attics the last few days! If it’s in your attic, we can get it!
by Amber A.
Jun 11, 2021 06:04:09 pm.

The rain seems to be driving the animals in! We can get them out!
by Amber A.
Jun 10, 2021 06:04:42 pm.

The rain doesn’t scare the animals away! If you’ve noticed one taking shelter in your home, give us a call!
by Amber A.
Jun 07, 2021 07:24:17 pm.

Out and about in LaGrange Ga on snake calls. Give us a call for a free quote today.
by Jason Arruda
May 25, 2021 02:16:41 pm.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
by Amber A.
May 21, 2021 06:06:17 pm.

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A.
May 14, 2021 06:04:38 pm.

I think there was more animal activity outside then inside today! If they get in, we can get them out!
by Amber A.
May 13, 2021 06:10:20 pm.

Cooler weather coming in means the animals coming in! We can help! :)
by Amber A.
May 11, 2021 06:58:32 pm.

The Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter provides residential and commercial bird control in Birmingham, Alabama and the the entire Metro Birmingham area including Anniston, Bessemer, Brighton, Chelsea, Fairfield, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Jasper, Leeds, Midfield, Moody, Mountain Brook, Oxford, Pell City, Trussville, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured.

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