Identify Pest Birds
Proper identification is very important as certain products are species-specific. Never underestimate the commitment of pest birds to return to their home.
Feral Pigeons are responsible for untold millions of dollars of damage each year in urban areas. The uric acid in their feces is highly corrosive.
Gulls are scavenging birds; they will eat everything from garbage to mice and insects. Flocks can create hazardous conditions to low-flying aircraft.
Sparrows are often a nuisance in urban areas like manufacturing and food processing plants. Gutters and drainage pipes clogged with sparrow nests can backup causing water damage.
Starlings rank just behind pigeons and sparrows as an urban bird pest. When the bird is in its flocking phase, thousands of starlings often overwhelm buildings and trees.
Crows can overwhelm trees, creating a lot of noise and harassing people/animals in the area which can be a nuisance to suburban residents.
Swallows can be a nuisance in suburban areas due to their nesting habits. The mud nests damage and deface the outer walls and eaves of buildings.
Grackles are aggressive birds who colonize in large numbers. They can be found at dump sites, food courts and other areas where food is present.
Turkey Vultures are known to attack roofs, caulking and other exterior surfaces causing extensive damage, and leave bones and carcasses.
Canada Geese are increasingly becoming the scourge of suburbia as their numbers have grown in the past decade from only a few thousand to hundreds of thousands.
Woodpeckers can be a nuisance in wooded regions of the country, primarily from the drumming sound they produce when pecking at trees and the sides of wood buildings.