Welcome to Rochester Bird Control: Prevention and Removal of Unwanted Birds

Our company specializes in resolving problems caused by birds in Rochester, New York, both residential and commerical. We handle bird species such as pigeons, starlings, grackles, sparros, and even Canada Geese and woodpeckers. We generally don't kill birds - we prevent them from causing problems. Most commonly, this means that we install barriers that prevent them access to your building or property, or anti-roosting devices that prevent them from landing, nesting, or roosting on your home, store, building, or anywhere. We use netting, needle strips, shock track, and more. We do offer trapping in some cases, and removal of birds from warehouses, grocery stores, or other commerical or industrial buildings by netting or sometimes pellet shooting. We have a wide variety of tools and methods for solving every manner of bird problem. Call us at 585-687-4885 to discuss your bird problem today.



Stop Birds From Accessing Your Space

We stop birds from entering almost any space by installing netting. It is strong and durable, but thin and black so that it is not visually distracting. We can prevent birds from flying or roosting under awnings, roofs, or any other architectural area.



Stop Birds From Landing Or Roosting

We install needle strips or shock track on ledges, beams, the tops of signs, and anywhere birds are roosting and causing unsightly and unhealthy droppings. We can reach any area with our ladders and boom lifts.



We Clean Droppings and Nesting Material

Birds can make a mess with their droppings - on your building, roof, or the ground, or any other area. Sometimes bird guano and nesting material accumulate. We professionally clean and decontaminate the area.

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Full Range of Bird Control Services

More About Us Rochester Bird Control:

Birds like pigeons can be a source of your annoyance and problems. Their nesting materials and droppings can cause severe damage to the integrity of your house structure. Businesses are at risk of shutting down their operation once they manage to get inside the facility. They can also create an unsanitary and unsightly mess around the building. Our bird control specialists will help deter and get rid of these disease-carriers. We have an integrated bird control approach, which includes using cutting-edge tools and equipment, state-of-the-art technology, and tested methods that are humane, discreet, non-invasive, non-disruptive and non-lethal. Our experts are proficient in identifying the problems and determining the different options available for you. Our strategic approach includes assessing the risk, reducing the population, defending your property, brand and operation, and protecting your health. We will go beyond the conventional bird management service. Our technicians have experience in handling the most complicated bird challenges. Our proactive practices, combined with the persistence and innovative spirit of our people, will protect you from all bird-related threats. We are a company committed to customer satisfaction and the highest standard. Call us today and get to know more about our company and the services we offer.

How to Stop Birds Such As Cardinals from Flying into Windows

Thump! This sickening sound signals a bird has flown into one of your windows. Unfortunately, birds cannot see glasses, especially when it reflects the nearby habitat of the skies. This reflection is not registered as such to the birds. In fact, this is the reason why thousands of birds are injured or die every year due to collisions with windows in buildings. 

Cardinals are territorial birds and when they see another bird of the same species in its territory, their first instinct is to attack. The windows on your house or car act as mirrors and once a cardinal flies close enough to see its reflection; it interprets it as an invader and immediately wages an attack or pecks the window to chase the invader away. This explains why thousands of cardinals and robins die every year. 

What can you do to stop birds from flying into and pecking your windows?

Discussed below are 10 techniques for making your windows less deadly for the birds. 

  1. Feather Guard
This technique uses feathers strung about 8 inches apart on a fishing line. These lines are then vertically placed on the windows that are regularly struck by birds. Once a bird sees these feathers, it changes its course away from the window. Why this technique works, nobody knows for sure.

  1. Move your feeders
Most birds that fly into the window are the familiar feeders frequenting our backyards. This technique features two parts. Place the feeder farther or closer to the window. The idea is to alter the path taken by birds to and from the feeder. By moving the feeder closer to a window helps in that, birds frightened off the feeder by hawks do not gain enough speed to hurt themselves. On the other hand, by moving the feeder close to the window, birds can see that it is not an ideal escape route. Keep in mind that this technique does not work with non-feeder birds. 

  1. Plastic Strips/CDs/pie pans
Another technique to prevent birds from flying into your windows involves suspending something unusual in front of the glass. The item used should be shiny and reflective, such as an aluminum pie pan, CDs, or a tin foil. It can also be something that easily flutters when the wind blows such as a plastic bag. 

  1. Branches 
Break up the reflective ability of the large glasses to make them less deadly for birds. The most effective and natural way to do this is by suspending three branches in front of your windows. When using this technique, ensure to give enough coverage to the glass pane, but not entirely distracting your view. 

  1. Mylar balloon/tubes
If you have $6.99 to spare, invest the highly durable and shiny metallic-looking Mylar balloons. When these balloons flap around in the wind, they spook the birds from getting too close to the windows. 

Wrapping a strip of a bright Mylar around a tube from the paper towel rolls and hanging it from a string in front of the commonly struck window will solve the problem.

  1. Screens or netting your windows
This is an old standby solution to birds flying into your windows. The technique involves stretching mesh netting across the struck windows. Unlike the techniques above, netting your window takes a bit of work and it is not visually appealing. On the positive side, it is 100 percent effective in preventing birds from flying into your windows. Alternatively, you can get old window screens and suspend them to inform them of the regularly hit windows. 

  1. Hawk/crow/owl Silhouettes
In the 1970s, the vinyl flying Accipiter silhouettes were commonly used to solve the window strikes and are still widely used today. The crow and owl silhouettes are equally effective. The idea behind the use of these vicious birds is to frighten off other smaller birds from flying towards them. However, the effectiveness of this technique is questionable because they seem to work for a while. It seems like the birds soon get used to these shapes and are no longer deterred by them. If these silhouettes are not available at your local bird stores, you can trace an outline of a crow, hawk, or owl from a picture, use a copier to enlarge it, cut it out, trace it on a vinyl or a black paper, and stick it onto the windows. 

  1. Spray-on fake snow/ vegetable oil
Apply a light coating of either fake snow or vegetable oil to deaden the reflective ability of the windows. You should, however, avoid overdoing the fake snow or it will break your view out of the window. 

  1. Plastic food wrap
Break up the reflection of the windowpane by sticking large sheets of food wrap across the middle of the window. Use saran wrap and related products for this purpose. If sticking the wrap proves hectic, spray a light coating of water or vegetable oil on the windows before sticking the wrap. Unlike the glass on your windows, the wrap does not reflect the surroundings.

  1. Commercial stickers
With the cases of birds flying into windows becoming common, there are now products designed to prevent these strikes. A static-adhering sticker is one product that resembles a spider web. There are other designs featuring predator faces or metallic reflective surfaces meant to scare birds away. 

Also read our other bird tip: How To Get Rid Of A Dead Pigeon In Roof

We have the most experience in Rochester at understanding the nuisance birds of New York. Our 7 years of experience in the field ensures excellent results.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our bird control work. Our work is professional grade and long lasting, usually for the life of the building.

We are fully New York licensed. We carry the correct safety equipment, and operate in a safe and professional manner to keep your building and people safe.

Call us at 585-687-4885 to discuss your bird problem and our process. We are always responsive by phone. We can usually schedule next-day appointments, and provide written estimates for all our bird work.