expert bird removalWhere do birds like to nest on a house? There are many places including birds nesting in vents, birds nesting in attics and one of the most common places, birds nesting behind shutters. Especially birds nest behind shutters on stone faced houses. We specialize in all forms of bird removal and bird control, especially birds living in shutters.

First we must determine what species of bird it is. Our bird control experts in Northern Virginia will be able to identify all of the common nuisance birds in Northern Virginia. The most common species of bird to use shutters as nesting sites are the English House Sparrow followed by European Starlings. These are small birds, small enough for the birds to fit between shutters and houses. Once the birds are behind the shutters on your house they will begin nesting. This can cause multiple problems. They can be very unsightly with birds nest debris and feces running down your house and windows. Bird feces are also known to hold over 50 diseases and pathogens. The birds behind the shutters can cause a health risk. Also some species of birds become protective of their nest and will swoop down to try and scare you away.

Bird Removal Process.

Upon our inspection our bird removal pest control specialist will determine the species of bird and its phase of nesting. This will determine our next steps. Being a bird removal pest control company we require all of our technicians to be trained and certified for bird removal in Northern Virginia. If we determine that it is not a protected species and it can be removed we will begin our bird removal process.

First we will remove the birds nest from behind the shutters and scare away the birds. Our bird removal experts may determine it is necessary to remove the shutters. Do not worry we can re-install them. Then we will clean up and disinfect the area of the birds nest and shutter. This will help mitigate and safely remove the birds’ nest. After the birds are removed and the area sanitized it will be time to keep the birds out. This is done differently depending on the species of bird and area in the country. In Virginia our bird control and removal specialist will normally exclude the birds by installing a bird proof material behind the shutters to prevent birds from getting in. We may also install visual bird deterrents to deter birds from the area.

Jesse James Critter Gitters specializes in bird pest control throughout the Northern Virginia area from Loudon County to The City of Fredericksburg.