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  • Wed Jan 8 2014

    Time to Fly the Coop

    When do baby pigeons leave the nest?
    Submitted by JACQUELINE, CA

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  • Wed Oct 10 2012

    Protection for Pigeons?

    Is it illegal for a pest control company to destroy pigeons when all other methods have been attempted?
    Submitted by JOHN, AZ

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  • Sun Apr 10 2011

    If Not One, Then Another

    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

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  • Sat Mar 12 2011

    Birds - Not Always So Cute

    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

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  • Sun Dec 26 2010

    Flickers and Peckers

    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

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  • Fri Dec 17 2010

    Flicking And Pecking

    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

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  • Wed Oct 27 2010

    Pecking The Night Away

    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

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  • Sat Aug 14 2010

    An Annual Mud Fest

    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

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  • Sat Apr 17 2010

    A Tough One To Swallow

    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

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  • Sun Nov 8 2009

    Who Let The Birds In?

    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

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  • Wed Aug 13 2008

    The Gnuisance of Gnats

    Do gnats bite people? I have an office where the people are claiming that gnats are biting them.
    Submitted by ken, TX

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  • Sun Jun 29 2008

    The Early Bird Soils The Party

    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

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  • Wed Jun 11 2008

    Not So Darling Starlings

    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

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  • Sun May 18 2008

    Stop That Pounding!

    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

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  • Thu Apr 12 2007

    A Birdie Smorgasbord

    What is the best control for birds? This is for an outdoor patio where the birds are taking food off peoples' plates. Spikes and netting will not work for the area so I am looking at the ultrasonic bird repellers. Any thoughts?
    Submitted by Bobbi, FL

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  • Sun Mar 5 2006

    A Turf Battle With Geese

    What is the best way to encourage canadian geese to relocate and take their droppings with them?
    Submitted by Bill, IN

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  • Sat Mar 4 2006

    Oh Poop....the Seagulls Are Back

    A client questioned me about the human health hazard from gull droppings and "whitewash." For the last several years gulls have been assembling on an adjacent parking lot on which they have built nests. As you can imagine, the numbers of gulls are increasing each year as they return to the same site each year. Various approved harrassment techniques have kept the gulls away from the area of h...
    Submitted by John, OH

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  • Fri Nov 11 2005

    The Poop and The Protocol

    In a previous answer about removing pigeons from attic spaces you mentioned "a specific protocol" for removing the accumulated droppings and pigeon debris that remains. Could you be specific as to what the requirements are or refer to specific citations in the literature. We need to impress upon a customer that it is more than just "shoveling the stuff out."
    Submitted by John, OH

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  • Mon Oct 31 2005

    To Roust A Rock Dove

    How do I eradicate pigions in an attic space.
    Submitted by Don, CA

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  • Thu Aug 4 2005

    Pigeons and the Aftermath

    While completing a survey to determine the extent of a pigeon infestation on the front of a church we found several broken windows in the attic above the second floor of the school building. We opened the hatch that led to the attic and found at least fifty live pigeons, numerous carcasses, and piles of droppings. Some of the piles were over 12 inches high. We suspect this problem has gone u...
    Submitted by John, OH

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