• Controlling and Removing Bird Infestations in Adelaide

  • As Adelaide's urbanisation continues to expand in the northern and southern suburbs like Seaford, Aldinga, Evanston Gardens and Munno Para, we are seeing ever increasing numbers of bird life searching for alternative nesting areas with great success.  Bird populations have soared and they are now exploiting the very buildings that now occupy their old nesting sites. They are taking full advantage of the abundance of new perching sites, like Solar panels, window ledges and a multitude of new TV antennas, all providing suitable replacements.

    Normally we are called out to deal with problems arising from feral pigeon’s nesting under solar panels and increasingly from starlings getting into roof voids.

    Feral pigeons are an invasive, introduced pest, coming to Australia with the early settlers to be used as a form of communication and food. They have thrived in the ideal Australian climate. Before they were domesticated, pigeons were originally bred from wild Rock doves which are used to living in rocky sea cliffs and mountainous areas. This has equipped them with the skills required to adapt quickly to our ever changing urban environment.

    Like the feral pigeons, Starlings are another introduced, invasive pest that quickly established themselves into the Australian landscape. Starlings were introduced to Australia as it was believed that they would be able to help protect fruit crops from the ravages cause by our native insect population, which did not prove to be the case. Instead of keeping the insect population under control, they turned their attention to the very crops they were brought here to protect. Starlings have successfully spread throughout all the Continents even as far afield as the Arctic Circle. Starlings are very intelligent and can adapt quickly to change, which has help them to survive and flourish.

    Not only do pigeons and starlings cause damage to your property, they can also affect people’s health. They produce harmful bacteria which is spread in their unsightly droppings, they can disrupt our sleep with incessant noise pollution throughout the night, and they also bring in other parasites that use the birds as their host, like bird mites.

    Bird mites are a major side effect of having a bird infestation. Bird mites utilise the bird as a host to feed upon for a blood meal and quickly breed while there is an abundance of food availability. Bird mites are quite content to remain confined to the nest and nesting material whilst there is a host present. Once the birds leave the nest, this is normally when bird mites show themselves to the human occupants below as they leave the nest in search of a new host for a blood meal.

    At Earthwise we understand the stresses that a bird infestation can cause on your day to day life and we go that extra step to ensure that we offer the best possible solution for your problem. We conduct a free site inspection before offering a proposal tailored to your property to guarantee that we offer the best advice and solution for your individual needs.

    Bird infestations are measured by pressure and pressure is defined as either high, medium or light. This helps us to determine which proof/exclusion method is best used to resolve the issue.

    Heavy Pressure is where the birds nest or roost at the site overnight, generally with a source of food and water in close proximity.
    Medium Pressure is where the birds will visit the site throughout the day but they do not nest or roost there overnight. Normally these areas are near a food or water source.

    Light Pressure is where there is no food or shelter at the site