Birds (Nuisance)

Birds in Tucson

Tucson is home to many species of birds, including the Mourning dove, which some people dislike.
Others, such as the Cactus Wren, are considered valuable ecosystem members. When a nuisance bird decides to make your home its own, battle lines are often drawn quickly and definitively. Not only are these types of birds responsible for unsightly messes, foul smells, and constant noise pollution, but the parasites and diseases they can carry can be deadly. Urban nuisance birds are commonly infested with lice, mites, ticks, and bat bugs (a close relative of the bed bug). Their fecal matter becomes a breeding ground for various germs and diseases. The parasites and mites these birds carry thrive in nesting material and all organic matter spread by their hosts. When a nuisance bird takes up residence in, around, or near your home, it is only a matter of time before you will be sharing much more than just a living space with such undesirable pests.

Types of Bothersome Birds in Tucson

There are many types of birds in Tucson that can be a nuisance. The most common type of bothersome bird is the Mourning dove. These birds are known for their loud cooing, which can be a nuisance to humans. Other common birds that can be a nuisance include European Starlings, Woodpeckers, and House Sparrows. Again, these birds are known for their loud calls and aggressive behavior.

Mourning Dove (Pigeon)

Pigeons are a common North American bird. They are also known as the American Mourning Dove, the Carolina Pigeon, and the Rain Dove. The Pigeon is a member of the dove family. The adult Mourning Dove has a wingspan of about 13 inches and weighs between 4-6 ounces. The males and females look similar with their grayish-brown bodies and white bellies with black spots; they mate for life and lay two eggs at a time. These birds build their nests out of twigs in trees or on ledges.

Pigeons are social birds often seen in pairs or small flocks. They are granivores and eat primarily seeds. However, pigeons will also eat insects, snails, and fruits. In urban areas, the birds will eat from bird feeders.

Pigeons become a nuisance when humans feed them, and they begin to rely on them for food, whether intentionally or not. Pigeons tend to occupy highly populated areas. They can be found in urban areas, roadways, and commercial buildings. These birds create problems for people by leaving behind large amounts of droppings on sidewalks, roofs, statues, monuments, ledges, and other structures. Pigeon fecal matter can be very harmful to people and structures. The droppings contain uric acid, which can cause staining. If pigeon droppings are left in big piles on a surface for a long time, the droppings will harden and become brittle.

When they roost on buildings, statues, and other structures, pigeons can damage them. They also cause problems in areas where they nest. So if you see Pigeons in your area, call Horn Pest Management today!

European Starlings

European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as Common Starlings, are small to medium-sized passerine birds. They are native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa but have been introduced to many other parts of the world, like North America. European Starlings are highly adaptable and can live in various habitats, including urban areas.

European Starlings are considered a nuisance species in many parts of the world due to their aggressive behavior and willingness to nest in man-made structures. They are also known to compete with native bird species for food and nesting sites. In addition, European Starlings may threaten public health in some areas due to their association with disease-carrying parasites and pathogens.

European Starlings’ appearance and behavior make them a favorite of birders and animal enthusiasts, even as they pose problems for farmers and city dwellers. They are glossy black birds with iridescent purple, green, and bronze feathers. They have a short tail and long, pointed wings that enable them to fly quickly and agilely. In addition, European Starlings are sociable birds that live in flocks of 20 to 200 individuals year-round.

Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers, also known as Picidae, are a family of birds consisting of 26 genera and about 220 species. The family is distributed worldwide but is most diverse in tropical regions. Woodpeckers are small to medium-sized birds with short necks and legs. They have strong claws and bills, which they use to climb trees and bore holes into wood.

Woodpeckers are a nuisance to many people because they often peck at houses and other structures. This pecking can cause damage to the siding or paint, and it can be deafening. Woodpeckers will also peck at trees, damaging the bark and leaving holes that provide an entry point for pests or diseases. If you have a woodpecker problem, call Horn Pest Management today!

House Sparrows

You may think of sparrows as innocuous little birds, but in many parts of the world, they are considered a nuisance. House sparrows are mostly known for being mean and getting into homes and other buildings. In some cases, they have even been known to attack humans.

While they may be small, house sparrows can cause much damage. They have been known to destroy crops, tear up insulation, and clog drains. In addition, their droppings can spread disease. If you’re dealing with a house sparrow problem, it’s best to call a professional for help. They’ll have the tools and experience needed to solve your sparrow problem.

Horn Pest Management: Our Process

Horn Pest Management is a family-owned company that removes birds from homes and businesses. We have been in business for over twenty years and have successfully removed birds from thousands of properties.

Our process begins with a free consultation to assess your bird problem and determine the best action. We then work with you to develop a customized plan to remove the birds from your property. Our team of experienced professionals uses nets, traps, and devices that keep birds out to get rid of them safely and kindly.

Once the birds are removed, we will work with you to prevent them from returning. We also offer several services to keep birds away from your property, such as ongoing maintenance and monitoring.

All our services are guaranteed and warrantied.

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