Bird Control In Manassas VA

If you disrupt a group of birds or a nest, they may all defend themselves by pecking and attacking the intruder. Bird removal can be very simple or very dangerous.

Health Risks Of Birds In Virginia

Large populations of roosting birds may present the risk of disease to people nearby. The most serious health risks arise from disease organisms that can grow in the nutrient-rich accumulations of bird droppings, feathers, and debris under a roost.

Are Birds Harmful?

Every species of bird is different, that means that they all defend and attack in different ways. Bigger birds like ostriches deliver powerful kicks that can cause severe injury. Other birds will peck to protect themselves. Even if it is a small bird, if you disrupt a group, they may all defend each other by pecking and attacking the intruder.

There are some birds like the Great Horned Owl that are brutal predators. When they attack prey or defend themselves, they use their large talons. The owls attack the head and face. Their claws can cause severe injury and can leave other animals and people disfigured.

Although bird attacks are rare, they do happen. Don’t become one of the unusual statistics of a bird attack; call us now and let the experts take care of your bird problem.

How To Prevent Bird Infestations

If you feed birds, they do tend to come around more and more. They feel welcomed and will return for food. Usually when birds gather you will find large amounts of bird droppings all over your area, sometimes on unwanted places like your freshly washed car or shoulder.

Try to avoid leaving food out for birds. If you feel the birds in your area are a nuisance, do not go and start destroying nests and getting rid of the birds yourself. If you have a bird problem, give your nearest wildlife authorities a call. You can also hire experts who specialize in the removal of birds. Pest Proof Pest Management are those experts.

We will remove bird nests and the birds with them using ethical methods. You and your family will be safe and so will the birds. Please feel free to call us to take care of your bird problem.

General Information About Birds

Birds, also known as “Aves”, have a four-chambered heart and a high metabolic rate. Birds inhabit most of the world, except for extremely cold areas. Birds build nests almost anywhere. On the ground, in trees, in burros, in and outside of human-made structures and on the side of cliffs. Birds make nests out of grass, leaves, mud, fur, plastic yarn and any other materials they can carry and scavenge. The female bird is usually the nest builder. Birds select nesting sites that are near food and water; this makes it easier to forage and return to the nest before a predator can attack them.

During mating season, birds will try to attract each other. A female bird will select a mate by their overall vigor and quality. A male will try to prove its worth by bringing the female food, displaying their colorful plumage, dances and calls.

They also try to woo the female by presenting nest building skills, singing and drumming their wings. Birds lay different amounts of eggs depending on the species. Some birds lay 3 to 4 eggs, and waterfowl can lay up to 15 eggs. Ovulation and laying eggs take about 24 hours, and female birds will lay about one egg per day. Most baby birds are born featherless, blind and helpless. A baby bird will open its eyes after about a week after hatching.

Baby birds will stay in the nest until they can fly and fend for themselves. The parents stay with the babies to feed and protect them from danger. Birds spend much of their time foraging for food for their young. The first moments of having babies can be a dangerous time for birds. The constant activity and baby bird cries can attract predators and put the nest at risk. The first year is difficult, and some young do not survive. If they do survive, a baby bird’s chance of survival increases as it heads to adulthood.

How To Identify Birds

There are many bird species, and each species has a particular look. Birds are all types of colors. Their colors can be black, brown, white, gray, red, blue, green and the list can go on and on. Birds also vary in size. Some birds can be small like a hummingbird or large like an emu or ostrich. Birds are easily recognizable. We see them everywhere. Some birds are harmless, and some are aggressive.

If you need help identifying what kind of birds you have in your area, to determine if they are of any danger to your home or family, feel free to give us a call, and we will come out and help you with that.

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