Bird Control

Alternative Pest Management uses effective treatments such as Pyrotechnics, Dogs, Human Harassment, and Mechanical boats in control waterfowl in their wildlife program. They also use skills such as repellers, live trappings, corralling and removal of flocking birds when molting, and netting and exclusion to further their bird control program.

Bird Air Strike Hazards (BASH) is an important priority to Alternative Pest Management due to the nature of the area's aircraft industry. Sharing both the sky and the airport environment with birds and other animals has been a concern to aviation personnel for several years and their impact on aviation safety has been documented over the past eighty-eight years. Since Orville Wright's days to the present day conflicts between wildlife and airplanes have caused damage to aircraft and loss of human life. Over $300 million annually is lost due to wildlife strikes in the United States alone.

There are many factors effecting today's concern about wildlife and aviation safety, three of these factors are. 1) As jet travel replaced the more noisy and slower piston-powered aircraft, the chance of these jets colliding with wildlife increased. 2) Along with the change in mode of travel there has been an increase in air traffic worldwide, both military and commercial. 3) Natural habitat surrounds many modern airports and this habitat provides shelter, nesting area, and feeding areas for wildlife that is not usually present in the surrounding metropolitan area. These results in a majority of wildlife strikes occur within the immediate airport environment.

The recent crash landing of a plane into the Hudson River was the result of a Bird Air Strike.

Here is a link to an article about it, as well as some other useful information on the dangers of Bird Air Strikes

Alternative Pest Management offers bird control and removal for Crows, Geese, Pigeons, Starlings, and many others. Call us today for a FREE ESTIMATE concerning these birds.

The feral pigeon is the number one urban bird pest. They exist in large numbers in every city across the country. Pigeons are not afraid of people; they roost and next readily in man made structures and they have a diverse diet. Handling a pigeon infestation most often requires a combination of products and techniques. Flock reduction alone is not a long term solution as long as food and attractive shelter remain at the site.

The starling is well adapted to urban life which offer it an abundance of food and nesting sites. Starlings are very aggresive and will drive native birds out of its territory, much to the dismay of local bird watchers. Starlings are well noted for their flocking habits as they often gather in thousands, creating a nuisance when roosting in populated areas. They are also extremely difficult to remove. Large flocks can be moved using a well timed, organized scare campaign with noise makers and distress calls.