General Pest Control

If you have ever had an uninvited visitor to your house, you know how surprising it is to see them and how difficult it can be to get the house to yourself again. You may have to come up with some way to entertain your guests until they decide it is time to leave. If your uninvited visitors are animals or pests, they may never decide to leave on their own. With these kinds of unwanted visitors, it is usually up to you when and how they are removed from the premises.

Pest Varieties

Pests can come in many types, shapes, and sizes. Pests are typically defined as unwanted animals, insects, or other bugs that make their way into or around your home or yard. They can be large, like raccoons, or incredibly small, like fleas or silverfish. Some pests may not seem like a dangerous visitor and if they are not currently or severely bothering you, you may be inclined to wait to begin the removal. That is fine for you to decide, but you should know that many of these pests are dangerous and the infestation will really only get worse the longer it sticks around unprovoked.

Raccoons, rats, mice, and other animals you may find in or around your home can carry dangerous diseases and bacteria. The feces and remnants left behind by these animals can carry dangerous bacteria and other diseases. Wildlife has the ability to cause a significant amount of damage to your home if left untreated. Rats and mice can chew through important wires and raccoons can damage foundational parts of your home through accumulating urine and feces. Most insects and bugs in homes are not usually as liable for spreading bacteria and other diseases, but fleas have been known to spread certain kinds of bacteria. Insects and bugs are more commonly known for damaging clothes, upholstery, and food in the home. Starting the removal of a pest infestation as soon as you are made aware of one can help keep your family safe and your home intact.

The Process of Pest Removal

To begin the process of pest control, locating the infestation is first on the list. Knowing exactly where they are entering, exiting, and staying put can help guarantee a more efficient elimination. Many pests use your home as their food source as well, so they travel indoors or outdoors for food and then travel back to where they have created their living space. You may see them in one area of the home traveling to or from the place they have been living. This could make you think the infestation is currently located in one area of the home when it may actually be on the other side of the home entirely. Locating the nest or source of infestation can begin a more efficient control and removal, but it can also help prevent further infestations from occurring later. When you find the infestation location, you may also find the entry and exit points that they used to enter and exit. These can be cracks in walls, holes in the foundation or walls, or defects on the roof. These areas will need to eventually be repaired or filled to prevent further infestation.

Removal & Elimination

Removal or elimination of pests will depend on the type of pest currently in your home. Larger animals are commonly baited, trapped, removed, and then relocated to another location. This can be done with a traditional animal trap, but a one-way door can help with keeping larger animals from returning. Rats and mice will typically need to be baited and trapped. With insects, knowing the type of infestation you have can help decide the removal method. Professionals can help narrow down the species of your pest and recommend a specific control method. Whatever trap, pesticide, or other removal methods that they suggest will need to be completed exactly as the instructions say. Chemical-based removal methods can be dangerous and need to be used in the way they are specified.

Sanitation & Repair

After the pests have been removed or eliminated, sanitation and repairs need to take place. For insects and smaller pests, this is vital in preventing further occurrences. They leave behind eggs and larvae, so the home will need to be thoroughly vacuumed and sanitized to remove any remnants. The vacuum bag NEEDS to be removed completely from the premises. Larger animals will often leave behind accumulated areas of urine and feces. This sanitation needs to be completed carefully as these items can carry disease and other bacteria. Repair any damage that was done when they entered the home and damage that was done while they were residing in the home. Repairs can include covering holes and caulking areas that were already present but were used for them to enter. Eliminating these entry and exit points can help prevent further guests from visiting.

Pest prevention is completed by a few different tasks. One of which is included in the repair portion. Eliminating entry/exit points can be considered repairing the damage, but is also an effective method of prevention. Food and water are a huge part of your lifestyle that attracts animals and pests. Eliminating the availability of both of these can assist in prevention. Make sure all food is sealed securely and stored properly. Eliminate access to trash bins by using closed lid receptacles. Repair leaky pipes or plumbing to prevent access to water. Birdbaths and gutters are outside sources of water, but they can be used by animals that are living inside or outside your home. Try to make these inaccessible or implement methods to prevent accumulating water.

Pests can be overwhelming and frustrating for homeowners, but they are very common. We at Mighty Men Pest Control have helped homeowners with all types of pest control. We can guide you through finding the location and species of the pest and guide you or assist you through the elimination and removal. If you are struggling to find the location of the infestation or you have tried several control methods already, we can help you find the method that will work best for your situation and remove the problem for good.

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Pigeons can be a nuisance if left to make a permanent residence on your building. You constantly have to schedule an attic cleanout to clear their droppings, which means exposing yourself to diseases. Having such a health hazard on your premises is bad for business.

Other than that, pigeons can destroy air filters and air conditioning units. Their droppings can clog pipes and gutters. Pigeons are not only a problem for commercial clients but also homeowners as well. You can easily spot pigeons in busy cities and residential areas.

Pigeons are adaptable to a new environment and can survive in areas with high human activity. This means simple scare tactics will not work. Getting rid of pigeons requires the help of professional bird removal technicians.

We can help you resolve your pigeon problem. Our services cater to commercial and residential clients in our home city The San Francisco Bay Area, and many of the surrounding Bay Area cities. Dial (650) 309-1841 today.

BIRD CONTROL SERVICES

Most people try to use their own removal tactics in attempt to salvage the situation. In theory, an effective way of getting rid of pigeons is by eliminating their source of food. Naturally, birds eat grains, but in busy cities, the best place to get food is from garbage cans.

Pigeons will forage for food anywhere there is discarded food waste. Get rid of the dustbins and you have less to worry about. As good and easy as it sounds, it is not a practical idea. The next step is to use sealed bins. This temporary step keeps the birds away for a while.

When dealing with a pest infestation, you need a permanent solution. Otherwise, you will spend a lot of money on hiring different service providers. We provide you with an effective solution that will have the birds roost somewhere else and not find your property attractive.

How Mighty Men Does Pigeon Control

Our aim is removal and prevention. There is no point in chasing away the birds, only for them to come again in a couple of days. Our control experts use proactive methods that repel pigeons from nesting on your property.

We have a qualified and dedicated team with the experience to carry out the safe removal of bird pests. Our bird spikes prevent birds from resting on your property while protecting the birds from harm.

Apart from spikes, we have exclusion netting, deterrents, and reproductive control solutions. All these help control and manage the population of birds in your area.

Professionals in Bird Control

Our staff has been trained and servicing pigeons for years. By having a team of dedicated staff, we are capable of taking care of your needs. We use high-quality pigeon control systems together with collapsible traps.

We have different traps we can use depending on the bird population in your area. Trapping takes time and skill to get it right. Our technicians have the experience to provide fast and reliable services.

Would you like us to take care of your pigeon problem? Call us for the best The San Francisco Bay Area pigeon control today at (650) 309-1841.

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How to Keep Pigeons Out of a Wall

Pigeons are actually harmless birds, but pigeon activities in and around your home may cause significant damage to your property. These birds are called winged rats for a reason, they really can be a nuisance. Pigeons can infest your home with disease-carrying mites or ticks, and their pathogen-laden droppings are yet another problem. Pigeons should be nowhere near your home, let alone in your walls. Here is a great source at pestcontrolbird.com to learn more about bird removal.

But if you’ve got a pigeon problem, here’s how you can deal with it. 

The easiest way to keep pigeons out of your wall is to find the entry point, install an exclusion device, and let them fly out themselves. But to keep them away for good, you have to keep them away from your property. 

Pigeons won’t get the chance to enter your walls if they are not already roosting on your roof or chimney. If you can successfully keep these birds away from your property, then you will never have to worry about having them inside your walls. Pigeons are persistent and no matter how many times you chase them away, they will always return, except you take some extra steps to ensure that you make your home uncomfortable or inaccessible to them. 

To permanently keep pigeons away from your property—walls, attic, roof—you will have to make certain changes like installing pigeon spikes or netting that deter birds or putting up physical deterrents that repel pigeons like fake owls. Inspect your building and seal holes: check the roof, attic, and chimney for holes and seal them off. Since pigeons live in the sky, they will access your building from the upper sections. They will often perch on the roof or chimney and can get inside through any cracks they find. You can keep pigeons out by properly and completely sealing every crack, also cap your chimney to prevent pigeons from building their nest in it. If you make your home undesirable to pigeons, they will be forced to stay away, and you will eventually have some peace. 

Some pigeon deterrents to consider

Pigeons may not be scared of humans, but they have natural predators that they find very scary. You can use this knowledge to your advantage and install ceramic owls or hawks to scare them away. But this technique alone will not do the trick because, after a while, the birds will realize that the owl is fake and will continue coming to your roof. You can also try reflective objects like foils or mirrors, this works because birds have a hard time seeing properly when they are close to shiny and reflective objects. 

Another option to explore is water hoses, you can drive pigeons away by spraying them with water, but this method is very temporary as the birds will return once they notice that the water is gone. 

Remove attractants

One of the most effective methods for keeping a pigeon away is to make him less interested in being there in the first place. Remove any standing water that could be used for drinking and bathing. You'll also want to be certain that all trash is contained and out of reach to avoid any free meals.

Bird feeders will always be a problem, despite the fact that you can buy designs with narrow openings that only allow songbirds to enter. If you have bird feeders, consider removing them, especially if you notice that they are attracting the wrong birds and creating a problem for you. 

Another thing that may attract pigeons to your property is a vegetable garden. It’s impossible to hide a vegetable garden if you have one. But you can make your fresh tomatoes and cherries out of reach to birds by investing in a fruit cage. Use a mesh wire fruit cage to protect your veggies and keep nuisance birds away.