Bird Control, Geese Removal & Pigeon Deterrent News

Why You Need to Watch Out for these Beautiful but Aggressive Birds

June 28, 2022
The red-winged blackbird is well known for its characteristic song, beautiful plumage –  and the aggressive nature displayed during nesting season. These birds will attack anything that comes close to their nests, regardless of size or actual danger. You have likely witnessed the male members of this species flitting about... Read More

How To Reduce Summertime Bird-Caused Water Contamination

June 21, 2022
When summertime hits, people across Wisconsin “flock” to beaches and parks to enjoy the sun and cool off in the water. Unfortunately, many beaches across the Midwest are closed due to contaminated water and park ponds everywhere are obscured by algae. Two key contributors to this not-so-great water quality are... Read More

Bird Window Collision Prevention Efforts You Should Avoid

May 26, 2022
These bird of prey decals were completely ineffective. When discussing how to save birds from the dangers of a forest of glass in our urban and residential environments, we typically provide tips on prevention tactics that work: moving bird feeders closer to windows, treating the glass with a product like... Read More

When It Comes to Sweet Corn, Birds Can’t Get Enough of Your Crops

May 12, 2022
Sweet corn is one of the predominant crops in the Midwest, and is popular with both people and animals. Unfortunately, there are many species of migratory birds that feed on local crops including sandhill cranes, European starlings, and red-winged blackbirds. In 2019 the USDA published a study showing that blackbirds... Read More

Bird Feeding: How Birds Are Impacted By Unnatural Threats

May 10, 2022
Bird feeding has been a recreational pastime for centuries. The opportunity to see beautiful wild birds close-up to observe their behavior and interact with them brings joy and inspiration to millions, and billions of dollars to the economy. However, like people, birds can get sick. Diseases caused by bacteria and... Read More

Determining The Right Bird Deterrents For Your Property

April 28, 2022
While there are many bird deterrents on the market, choosing the right one can make – or break – the results of your bird problems. Determining a successful deterrent starts with identifying the birds in question, where the problem is occurring, and the severity of the problem. From visual to... Read More

Saving Grapes: Autonomic Lasers for Winery Orchards

April 21, 2022
By: Vanessa Williams, Animal Behaviorist & Canine Handler For as long as humans have been enjoying wine, we have been competing with birds for the fruits of our labor. Ripening grapes are a bird delicacy, filled with the energy and hydration needed to bulk up for winter and migrate long... Read More

How To Effectively Keep Hungry Birds Away from Fisheries

April 19, 2022
If it can be grown, people grow it: crops, orchards, livestock, and even fish. And the things that people grow do not go unnoticed by hungry birds. Whether for sport or for food, fisheries and aquaculture are no exception. In fact, fish-eating birds like herons and cormorants can devastate fish... Read More

The Most Common Nuisance Birds in The Midwest

April 13, 2022
Which Midwestern bird species top the list for nuisance issues? Canada Goose. The Canada Goose is an amazing conservation success story. In fact, they have been so successful at adapting to urban areas that they are the top nuisance bird nationwide and the bread and butter of the bird control... Read More

How To Protect Spring Crops from Hungry Migrating Birds

March 29, 2022
When it comes to planning for the spring crop, an ounce of bird prevention is more like a bushel of cure. With so many birds migrating north to their nesting and breeding homes, your seeds and freshly planted crops may be taken for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Whether they are just... Read More