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Common Pest Birds

The three most common species of pest birds of concern to consumers are feral pigeons, English Sparrows, and the European Starlings. All three are considered an invasive species – not native to the United States - and have no natural enemies.


Feral Pigeon

  • Feral pigeonMost prevalent urban pest bird
  • Normally blue-gray with white back side
  • Can grow 12 – 15 inches and up to 16 ounces
  • Inhabits roof-tops, ledges, air conditioning units and alcoves
  • Not migratory and will instinctively stay near where they are born, often referred to as “homing."
  • Associated with damage to structures and equipment due to acid in their droppings
  • Bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites which may be transmitted to humans

English  Sparrow

  • English sparrowNumber two pest bird in the United States
  • Grow 5 – 6 inches long weighing 1 ounce
  • Prefer to build nests in house shutters, drainage piping, building rafters and corrugated metal siding
  • Does not migrate but can move from rural areas to warmer city spaces in winter
  • Aggressive bird that because of their incessant chirping can become a great nuisance
  • Known to clog drains with nests and roosting, causing possible flooding of areas
  • Droppings can cause both structural damage and may present health risks to humans

European Starling

  • European starlingNumber three pest bird in United States
  • Can grow up to 8 inches long and 3 ounces
  • Aggressive bird that can drive off native birds
  • Gather in large flocks that can grow quickly, and are a pest of economic importance to the agriculture industry
  • Build nests in trees and rooftops
  • Their large flocks can overtake trees and rooftops
  • Uric Acid in feces can corrode stone, metal and masonry
  • Bacteria, fungal agents, and parasites in feces may also present health risk for humans

Pest birds can not only cause damage to homes and structures, but also may present health risks to your family. Pest birds can be very hard to remove from your home or business.

Contact us today at (877) 944-4007 or request an estimate online for FREE, and have one of our trained technicians deal with your pest bird needs professionally and safely.