Welcome to Westchester Bird Control: Prevention and Removal of Unwanted Birds

Our company specializes in resolving problems caused by birds in Westchester, New York, both residential and commerical. We handle bird species such as pigeons, starlings, grackles, sparros, and even Canada Geese and woodpeckers. We generally don't kill birds - we prevent them from causing problems. Most commonly, this means that we install barriers that prevent them access to your building or property, or anti-roosting devices that prevent them from landing, nesting, or roosting on your home, store, building, or anywhere. We use netting, needle strips, shock track, and more. We do offer trapping in some cases, and removal of birds from warehouses, grocery stores, or other commerical or industrial buildings by netting or sometimes pellet shooting. We have a wide variety of tools and methods for solving every manner of bird problem. Call us at 914-908-6665 to discuss your bird problem today.



Stop Birds From Accessing Your Space

We stop birds from entering almost any space by installing netting. It is strong and durable, but thin and black so that it is not visually distracting. We can prevent birds from flying or roosting under awnings, roofs, or any other architectural area.



Stop Birds From Landing Or Roosting

We install needle strips or shock track on ledges, beams, the tops of signs, and anywhere birds are roosting and causing unsightly and unhealthy droppings. We can reach any area with our ladders and boom lifts.



We Clean Droppings and Nesting Material

Birds can make a mess with their droppings - on your building, roof, or the ground, or any other area. Sometimes bird guano and nesting material accumulate. We professionally clean and decontaminate the area.

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Full Range of Bird Control Services

More About Us Westchester Bird Control:

There's absolutely no doubt that birds are an incredible addition to the environment. The sweet sound they make can be relaxing for most of us. However, while we may appreciate their presence in their natural habitat, they can become a nuisance when they move close to us. They can be associated with a host of issues and risks. Their droppings can cause disease and accidents and their nest can be a fire hazard. To solve your bird problems, you can depend on us to deliver the highest standard of bird control services. Our team will always be ready to provide you with a solution to your worries. We are just a phone call away, and we are available 24/7. You can book for our weekend service or same-day job, and we will arrive at your location within the promised window of time. Even if you simply need a free consultation, our experts will be willing to answer all your questions. We will be happy to talk to you and walk you through the steps needed to identify the problem and the solution. We will also help you determine if you require a service call to provide you with peace of mind. We make sure to spend extra time to educate you on our procedures and the bird problems. 

What to do about birds in the chimney

Your home is supposed to be a place where you can enjoy a great deal of peace. It is a beautiful location that you have furnished and landscaped to make sure that it looks the absolute best for you. It is the ultimate dream come true.

Sadly, other animals may find that your home makes the perfect residence for themselves. They may do things to get into your home to turn your property into their own little nest. This can mean that you have animals building a nest inside your attic, under your porch, or in the garage somewhere. It can make for a real mess for sure.

One of the primary problems that people have is when birds make a home inside their chimney. If you think about it, during the summertime your chimney makes an absolutely perfect location for a bird to set up its own home. The chimney is rarely if ever used, meaning that the birds get a great deal of solitude. 

In addition, the chimney provides a great deal of protection to the birds. There is really only one way to get into the chimney, as far as the birds are concerned, and that is through the upper portion of the chimney. Since very few animals are able to get down the chimney area and into where the birds can be it makes for an absolutely perfect place to protect itself.

For you, however, this is one of the disasters you simply don't want to have happen. Birds in your chimney can be difficult to get out, and can also create a great deal of health challenges for you. The fecal matter that they drop in the lower portion of your chimney can lead to diseases and parasites seeping into your home and creating a major risk for your family. This is much of a risk for you to bear and requires that you take action to get these birds out of your chimney.

Before taking any action at all, let's eliminate the number one choice that most people make to try to get rid of birds. For most people the instantaneous thought that comes to their mind is that they will light a fire in the chimney and smoke or burn the birds out of it. Let's just be frank about this idea - it was a really stupid one!

The potential for disaster goes beyond words. Let's start with the obvious. When you open up the flume the birds could simply fly into your home and now you have a serious issue. If you thought it was difficult to get them out of your chimney, consider how disastrous it would be to try to get them out of your home.

Now let's add another potential problem. Let's say when you open up the flume that the birds actually catch on fire and get into your home. Now a small inconvenience becomes a three alarm blaze. This is why this should be the very last thing you should even consider doing. There are significantly better ideas than this.

What you are looking for is a humane way to get them to leave your chimney without risking any damage to your home. The first option to consider is the fact that it is likely that the chimney is inhabited by these birds because the mother bird was using it as a place for her eggs to hatch. Once the birds have emerged from the egg and have grown old enough to be able to live on their own then your problem will likely resolve it. These birds will leave on their own and you will not have any more problems. It just requires you to be a little patient.

If this does not prove to be your solution, then you need to start looking at some other alternatives that can assist you. One of the simplest ways is related to where the nest is within the chimney. Not all birds will build their nest near the very bottom. Some will choose to set up residence further up the chimney area. If this is the case, then you simply go up to the roof and using a chimney sweep you simply pull the nest out of the chimney. Make sure that you are covered well, protecting your skin. You may find as you are attempting to remove the nest that the birds may attempt to swarm around you. You also want to make sure that you are protecting yourself against diseases that the birds may carry. This is why wearing a surgical mask, goggles, clothing, and gloves are essential.

If this is not the situation for you and the nest is closer to the bottom of the chimney, then your next option is to scare it out of the chimney itself. The best thing to do is to scare the birds out of the chimney area by playing a loud noise directly into the fireplace. This will startle them and cause them to flee out.

Once the birds are out, your next important task is to ensure that you cover the chimney so that the birds cannot get back in. There are several screen devices that you can buy that still allow the smoke to get out of the chimney but bar the birds from being able to get back in. This is the best way to protect your home.

Also read our other bird tip: What do wildlife rehabilitators do with pigeons?

We have the most experience in Westchester at understanding the nuisance birds of New York. Our 7 years of experience in the field ensures excellent results.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our bird control work. Our work is professional grade and long lasting, usually for the life of the building.

We are fully New York licensed. We carry the correct safety equipment, and operate in a safe and professional manner to keep your building and people safe.

Call us at 914-908-6665 to discuss your bird problem and our process. We are always responsive by phone. We can usually schedule next-day appointments, and provide written estimates for all our bird work.