Is it illegal for a pest control company to destroy pigeons when all other methods have been attempted?
Submitted by JOHN, AZ
I service a potato processing plant where one of their shops has 2 pigeons roosting in it.
From what the customer has said they have been there for over 2 years, but in the 4 months
I have been working on site I have only ever seen the same 2 birds. Exclusion is as good as
it will get and I can't seem to catch or bait these 2 pigeons. Any suggestions? I have prebaited with several differe...
Submitted by Thomas, WA
I have a house that has carpenter bees that we have treated. However, now the customer is saying that woodpeckers are digging into the wood of the house to get the larvae. What can I do to, and is there anything that will help?
Submitted by joey, MS
I have a sparrow problem in a food processing warehouse. We have tried trapping, glue boards with water and seed on them, and shooting them, with limited success with all of the above. I am asking if you have any other suggestions as to what we can do to help this customer out. They are becoming a little upset.
Submitted by Randy, NY
I understand that Avitrol is no longer available since it has closed. I am wondering if this is still legal to use in the state of NY. I am having a bird issue in western NY and I was looking at implementing a program at the location. Can you please advise?
Submitted by Randy, NY
I'm looking for a solution to a problem with flickers, which are hanging around by vent screens, and may have gotten into one. They also are creating a mess all over the exterior.
Submitted by Mike, CA
What time of year do woodpeckers in the Pacific Northwest nest or lay eggs? Also, are Flickers the same as woodpeckers?
Submitted by Steve, WA
I am doing pigeon control in the downtown area of a small city, an old stone church 40 to 50 feet or higher in some places. Would you suggest Avitrol or spikes?
Submitted by myron, OH
My office is located in Calgary and recently was informed that Avitrol would stop production. Just wondering what the replacement, if any, would be available in my area,, and to whom I could submit a complaint if there are no alternatives.
Submitted by Scott, AB
What is the reason woodpeckers in the Northeast peck at homes this time of year? Are there any methods to inhibit this activity?
Submitted by William, MA
I have seen many home remedies for keepng mud swallows away, but wonder if there really is a cure. They return to the same spots every spring. What can be done?
Submitted by James R, AZ
I have little black birds that I have not been able to identify that keep trying to build a mud nest above the front door of my home. I wash the mud away and the come back day after day. It has been about a week now. What can I do to get rid of them?
Submitted by Tracy, TX
What products can be used to control pigeons?
Submitted by Roncellie
From time to time I deal with birds getting into facilities. What are the best products to prevent them from getting in, and any suggestions on getting them out of the account?
Submitted by Nick, MI
In regards to Pigeon control I've been using Avitrol and it seems to work alright. I'm trying to up my productivity against this pest and wondering what your take is on "scary Eyes Balloons". Do these work at all or is it more of a gimic? The senior tech told me they might work as long as you move them around on a month to month basis. The boss says they just need to be installed properly so th...
Submitted by Scott, AB
I am dealing with House Sparrows living in a Costco. Any recommendations on how to catch and remove?
Submitted by MARC, NJ
Do gnats bite people? I have an office where the people are claiming that gnats are biting them.
Submitted by ken, TX
I have a customer who just had an in-ground swimming pool installed with a very nice stone apron surrounding it. This residence is on the coast, Cohasset, MA, and you would think the problem is seagulls, but it is Robins flying over the new apron and leaving their mark - so to speak. Are there any solutions that I could offer this customer? She had one local person offer to fire off some sort o...
Submitted by Judith, MA
One of my quarterly customers called me and asked about some birds in her yard that are making a mess of her deck. I identified them as European Starlings, and it appears that a pair of them made a nest in an opening of the gutter. My customer wants them out. I informed her that most likely the babies will die once I remove the nest, and she said that it was okay. I don't have any experience w...
Submitted by Ralph, NJ
I am treating a building for woodpeckers. I have one hole with an active woodpecker coming and going. I am unable to detect a nest or hatchlings at this time, and the manager of the building does not want me cutting into it to make the hole larger so I can get a better look. Before patching the hole is there anything else I should be doing?
Submitted by John, CO