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Pest Bird Control in Greater Birmingham, Alabama

Picture of a pigeon on a beam inside of an aircraft hangar taken by a pest bird control technician.

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.

  • Looking down on the beams covered with pigeon poop in an aircraft hangar
    Pigeon control and cleanup in airplane hangar
  • Woodpecker damage secondary to carpenter bee infestation
    Woodpecker damage due to carpenter bees
  • 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
  • Men on ladders performing bird removal at a pharmacy
    Bird removal job at a pharmacy
  • Shoddy bird netting installation with a bird sitting over the netting
    Improperly installed bird netting by a competitor
  • Bird control men on ladders installing bird repellent spikes in Homewood, Alabama
    Installing bird spikes on a building in Homewood
  • Men performing bird control at a parking lot in Hoover, Alabama
    Bird removal at a parking lot in Hoover
  • Many pigeons in a trap after a pigeon removal job in a barn
    Pigeons removed from a barn
  • Two men doing bird control work in a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama
    Bird control job at a Bessemer warehouse
  • Many pigeons in a cage after being removed from under a grandstand
    Pigeons removed from under a grandstand
  • Bird droppings on the shingles and roof vents of a church in Alabama that is scheduled for bird control.
    Bird droppings on the roof of a church in Alabama
  • A man wearing a respirator viewed through an access door at a bird control job
    Bird control job in a bell tower in Birmingham
  • Pigeon
    Pigeons are common pest birds
  • A hummingbird being held between a bird removal technician's thumb and forefinger
    Hummingbiard removed from a Birmingham home
  • Birds nest found at a log home
    Birds nest found at a log home
  • Bird exclusion of the vents of a rooftop HVAC unit in Birmingham, Alabama
    Bird-proofing the vents on a rooftop HVAC unit
  • Man on a lift truck performing bird control in Moody, Alabama
    Bird control at a commercial building in Moody
  • Bearded male bird control technician on a ladder installing bird netting under the awning of a strip mall in Birmingham Alabama.
    Bird-proofing the awning of a mall in Birmingham
  • 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
  • Improperly applied bird netting by one of our competitors
    Poorly done bird netting by one of our competitors
  • Dry Under Deck installation installation
    Dry Under Deck installation job
  • A pigeon on an iron beam in a warehouse in Birmingham, Alabama
    Pigeon control in a warehouse in Birmingham
  • Old rat hole that birds used to get into a building in Birmingham, AL
    Birds used an old rat hole to get inside
  • Bird control technician holding an owl rescued from a home
    Jeff with a young owl removed from a 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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by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2022 10:05:14 am.

Cold day yesterday, started in Cedartown ga, squirrels in the soffits, had them last year, he tried to fix it himself last year, didn’t work. Headed to Mableton ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Marietta ga
by Chris Collender
Nov 22, 2022 08:21:48 am.

Rainy day, started off in Cleveland ga, bats in the ridge vents, then headed down to Atlanta ga, rats in the basement, then off to Douglasville ga, squirrels chewing holes threw customers shingles
by Chris Collender
Nov 15, 2022 03:36:15 pm.

It’s a cold Monday, was out in Monroe ga this morning, customer has had a constant issue with squirrels, then out 3 jobs in Atlanta ga, rats rats rats.
by Chris Collender
Nov 14, 2022 11:51:04 am.

Busy day yesterday, started off in Hoschton ga, rats, then out to a rental property in Atlanta, rats, then to Jonesboro ga, rats, then up to Athens ga, squirrels, good times.
by Chris Collender
Nov 10, 2022 10:19:13 am.

Was out in ellijay ga today, rats in crawl space, then headed to Hiawasse ga, flyers in attic, in Athens ga now, raccoons in a house
by Chris Collender
Nov 08, 2022 11:38:20 am.

Did a quote yesterday in Watkinsville, ga bats, and a quote for snakes, different houses, then off the Athens, ga snakes in a crawl space, has mice too. Then over to Covington, squirrels in the attic
by Chris Collender
Nov 03, 2022 09:32:16 am.

Was in Sharpsburg ga, squirrels are chewing threw the shingles to get into the attic, then off to Fayetteville ga, bats in the attic. Headed to Duluth ga, squirrels chewing threw the roof junctions and now in Atlanta ga, for rats
by Chris Collender
Oct 31, 2022 01:43:13 pm.

Went to Rome ga, squirrels for years, then off to Stone Mountain ga, previous customer new house, squirrels again. Headed to Bishop ga, guess for what, squirrels. Seems like theme
by Chris Collender
Oct 26, 2022 01:29:38 pm.

Back at in, was in McDonough ga for squirrels and presences of bats, off the Athens ga for squirrels in a metal roof, over to Gainesville ga, previous customer, we sealed his other house, has flyers in his new house, now headed to Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Oct 24, 2022 01:35:08 pm.

Another busy day, Conyers ga for birds, then to peachtree city ga, bats/rats , headed to Atlanta ga and then to Decatur. Good times
by Chris Collender
Oct 21, 2022 03:14:28 pm.

Beautiful day today, was in Bremen ga for bats, then off to Fairburn ga for squirrels, up to Atlanta ga for rats, headed to Brookhaven ga for another quote, not sure the animal just yet
by Chris Collender
Oct 11, 2022 12:57:50 pm.

Busy day, quoted rats in doraville, then Cummings, rats and squirrels, then headed to Covington, he has had issues for some time, squirrels with several chewed wires
by Chris Collender
Oct 04, 2022 12:55:50 pm.

A handyman tried to use insulating foam to seal a two-inch gap between the roof sheathing and fascia and keep squirrels out of the attic of a Birmingham, Alabama home. It didn't work, of course. It never does. We have a crew of squirrel-removal professionals properly animal-proofing the house, as well as trapping and relocating the existing squirrels.
by Webmaster
Sep 28, 2022 10:16:59 am.

I was in Big Canoe this morning, rats in the crawl space, then out to Douglasville for flyers in the attic, headed to Forest park for rats in a rental property
by Chris Collender
Sep 27, 2022 11:02:03 am.

Was in hiawassee for Bats, then Suches for rats, Suwannee for squirrels, and then Atlanta for rats again
by Chris Collender
Sep 22, 2022 12:56:25 pm.

Was in winterville this morning for mice, then to blairsvile for flyers, then Cummings ga for rats. Headed to Marietta for some bats, busy day
by Chris Collender
Sep 20, 2022 01:41:02 pm.

Atlanta job this morning, flyers in the attic, then headed to Decatur, rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Sep 19, 2022 09:33:06 am.

Bats have been pretty busy this week, Atlanta to dunwoody, over to sandy springs, did a quote this morning for snakes in commerce ga, good times
by Chris Collender
Sep 15, 2022 10:09:54 am.

Was in Duluth this morning for bats, then off to watkinsville and Royston for u know, bats, now to Covington for rats
by Chris Collender
Aug 22, 2022 03:23:41 pm.

Yesterday, I was In peachtree city and then ellenwoood, for bats, then I drove lakemont and Cummings, snakes in the house.
by Chris Collender
Aug 16, 2022 07:43:26 am.

Snakes in the crawl space in carnesville ga, then off to Athens and conyers ga, bats are the attic. Now headed to villa rica for another wildlife quote
by Chris Collender
Aug 09, 2022 12:21:53 pm.

Busy day yesterday, was out in snellville for rats, then out to Bethlehem, Watkinsville and Athens all for bats
by Chris Collender
Aug 02, 2022 11:53:29 am.

Bats are flying high, was in Monroe twice for bats in the gables/house, then off to Kennesaw where the bats where in the freeze boards.
by Chris Collender
Jul 28, 2022 12:05:24 pm.

In Bishop ga, rats in a older home, next stop Athens ga, bats in the gables/ridge vents
by Chris Collender
Jul 19, 2022 09:31:22 am.

Busy day, bats in Hampton, then off to Greensboro ga, bats again, bats in loganville, and now off to squirrels in Buford
by Chris Collender
Jul 12, 2022 11:55:56 am.

Today we're bird-proofing the awning of a strip mall in Birmingham. The netting will prevent pigeons from roosting in the awning and doing what birds do to the people walking under it.
by Webmaster
May 12, 2022 10:28:36 am.

Heading to a snake call in Griffin Ga.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2022 02:31:20 pm.

Bats and carpenter bees are flying , Hampton to Ellen, off to demorest, snakes in Hoschton.
by Chris Collender
May 05, 2022 08:49:43 am.

Bats and carpenter bees are in full effect, From Rome, ga to Hampton, ga, then off to Atlanta. Busy times
by Chris Collender
Apr 28, 2022 11:15:13 am.

Busy critter day today, went to locus grove for some bats, Riverdale to get some squirrels, several Atlanta stops, of course rats, then ended in Marietta, rats again
by Chris Collender
Apr 11, 2022 07:25:46 pm.

Beautiful weather, bats are flying, and squirrels are breading, good times. Athens to snellville, over to Stone Mountain, then out to Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Apr 08, 2022 09:31:43 am.

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, Tuscaloosa, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured.

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