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Bird Control

We can handle all situations of birds causing damage to your home and property.

Starlings and sparrows will typically nest in your vents on the house.  We can remove the nest and clean out the vent system and install proper guards to prevent the birds from re-entering your vents.  Get back the use of your dryer vent or bathroom vent.

Woodpeckers will peck holes in the siding and nest inside the walls of your house. We can install deterrents and block the entry points to keep them out.

Canada Geese will make a mess of your yard with their droppings, introduce weeds to your lawn from their droppings.  We have been providing goose control for over 20 years and have the knowledge to get it done right.

Pigeons will nest and roost on your home and create a mess with their fecal matter.  We can come up with a program to solve the problem for you.

Vultures, We are the leading company in the state of Connecticut  controlling turkey and black vultures.  We can implement a plan to mitigate damage caused by these birds.  We have the experience to solve your problem with vultures. bird control bird removal

Call us to solve your bird problem!

Norwalk 203-854-4848

Stamford 203-602-3343

Stratford 203-375-1211


I have a bird in my attic!!!

I have a bird in my chimney!!!

I have a bird in my bathroom vent!!!

I have a bird in my Dryer vent!!!

I have geese pooping on my lawn!!!

I have a bird in my house!!!

I have geese nesting on my pond!!!

I have a woodpecker pecking holes in my house!!!

I have vultures landing on my house!!

Bird Removal

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Canada Geese,  Wild Things LLC is the leading goose control company in Fairfield  County.  We have the proven track record of removing and controlling  geese.  We don't use dogs as this just move the geese to another area  and causes more problems at another location.  Contact us and we can set  up a plan that will meet all state and federal guideline for managing  your goose problem.
 

 

Background: The  Canada goose was abundant in Connecticut during colonial times,  principally as a migrant. Unregulated hunting and market hunting in the  1700s and 1800s caused a population decline. However, protective  measures in the early 1900s gradually reversed this trend. Releases of  geese by game breeders, sportsmen, private groups, and the State Board  of Fisheries and Game resulted in an established population of resident  geese that eventually spread throughout the state. Currently, Canada  geese nest statewide, with the highest populations occurring in the 3  most urbanized counties (Fairfield, Hartford, and New Haven counties).
 

Canada goose numbers have increased substantially over the last 50  years. This increase is due to the ability of geese to adapt to man’s  landscaping practices. The multitude of new ponds, lakeside lawns, golf  courses, and athletic fields created since the 1950s have resulted in a  large expansion of the goose population. These areas provide the right  combination of water, cover, and grazing sites for geese.
 

The establishment of special hunting seasons that focus on the harvest  of resident geese has helped in controlling the resident goose  population. Breeding waterfowl population survey data indicate that the  resident Canada goose population is declining in those areas of the  state where hunters are provided access to the birds during the hunting  seasons.
 

Range: "Migrant" populations of Canada geese nest in Alaska and northern  Canada and primarily winter in the United States. "Resident"  populations, which are non-migratory, have become established since the  1950s and nest throughout the United States.
 

Description: The Canada goose is Connecticut’s largest native waterfowl  species, weighing between 6 and 13 pounds and measuring 22-48 inches. It  is easily recognized by its black head, bill, and neck that contrast  strikingly with a pale gray breast. The distinct white cheek patch, or  chinstrap, that covers the throat is a characteristic field mark. The  birds are gray-brown to dark brown on the back and wings and white on  the belly; they have a black rump and tail feathers that are separated  by a narrow but distinct band of white feathers.
 

Habitat and Diet: Canada geese are found in a variety of habitats that  are located near water bodies, such as lakes, marshes, ponds,  reservoirs, and rivers. Geese also are attracted to open grassy areas like lawns, parks, golf courses, athletic fields, and airports, as well  as agricultural fields. These habitats provide ample food in the form of  aquatic plants, seeds, clovers, cultivated grains, and lawn grass. When  inland freshwater areas freeze in Connecticut, geese concentrate in the  bays and inlets of Long Island Sound.
 

Life History: Canada geese are among Connecticut’s earliest spring  nesters. They may start to defend territories in March and nest by early  April. Yearling geese generally do not attempt to nest; about one-third  of 2-year-old birds nest, as do most of the 3-year-olds. Canada geese  are monogamous and pairs mate for life. They use a variety of nest  sites, such as islands, man-made structures, muskrat and beaver lodges,  and shoreline edges. Nest site requirements include proximity to water,  cover for the nest, and good visibility for the incubating bird. Usually  4 to 7 white eggs are laid and incubated by the female while the male  stands guard a short distance away. Incubation lasts about 28 days.  Hatching occurs from April through June, with the peak occurring the  first week of May. Nesting success and gosling survival are generally  high. Most nest losses are caused by flooding, desertion, and predation. Egg predators include raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, dogs, and  gulls. Young goslings may be preyed upon by snapping turtles, gulls,  owls, and coyotes.
 

Interesting Facts: Year-round resident geese that breed in the state are  distinct from migratory populations that nest in the northern Canadian  provinces. Most migrant geese that occur in Connecticut breed in  Labrador, Newfoundland, and northern Quebec, arriving in Connecticut in  early October. Migration continues through November with another peak  number of migrants arriving in mid-December. Most migrant geese leave  the state by mid-January to continue further south. However, in some  years with mild winters, substantial numbers of migrant geese have  remained in Connecticut the entire winter.
 

Flocks of geese travel in long lines, flying in V-formations. Their  raucous honking can be heard for miles. The resonant calls from flocks  of migrating geese have long been a welcome harbinger of autumn.
 

Resident geese sometimes serve as decoys, attracting migrant waterfowl.  This can lead to crowded conditions and encourage the spread of diseases  through the wild population. Further complicating the situation in  Connecticut is the feeding of geese by the public. Geese and ducks that  are fed nutritionally deficient food, such as bread, may be more  susceptible to disease and malnutrition. Supplemental feeding of geese  also creates unsanitary conditions and public safety issues at feeding areas. The DEEP Wildlife Division strongly discourages the supplemental feeding of geese and other waterfowl.
 

 

Conservation and Management: All migratory game birds, including Canada  geese, are managed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Biologists  manage the migrant and resident populations differently even though the  two overlap during fall and winter and are indistinguishable in  appearance. The migrant population is generally susceptible to high  hunting pressure because of its long migration. The resident population  receives too little hunting pressure. Special hunting seasons, timed to  occur when migrants are not present in Connecticut, are used to direct  hunting pressure toward resident geese. Regulated hunting is an  effective management tool which can reduce nuisance problems. However,  many nuisance goose problems occur in urban and suburban areas where  hunting may not be a viable option.
 

Non-lethal techniques can be effective, particularly if several  different methods are used in concert with each other and at the  appropriate time. However, most of the available non-lethal methods, except for habitat modification, are transitory in their effectiveness.  If habitat is not altered and human tolerance of nuisance geese does not  change, some level of population reduction, together with non-lethal  conditioning, is the only long-term, successful option.
 

Reducing the number of breeding adults is the only way to achieve and  maintain a population decline of resident Canada geese. There are a  number of ways to remove adult geese, such as hunting, issuance of  federal depredation permits, and round-ups. Connecticut has liberal  goose hunting seasons and hunting has resulted in a decline of goose  numbers and problems in areas where hunters have access to the birds.  However, hunting is limited in urban areas, making it necessary to use  other means to reduce adult survival.

 

 

 

Pigeons,  Wild Things LLC can implement a plan to mitigate your pigeon problem,  we can do many things like spikes, trapping shooting and other methods  of control.

 

Habitat: Pigeons are  commonly found around barnyards, parks, and city buildings. In natural environments, pigeons usually occupy sea cliffs or caves.
Weight: 1.25 pounds, on average
Length: 13-14 inches Food: Primarily grain and seed eaters; many  subsist on unnatural food such as bread, popcorn, and peanuts in urban  environments. Also, weed seeds, succulent greens, garbage, seeds found  in livestock manure, and insects.
 

Identification: Although there are many races and forms of pigeons with  variable color patterns, everyone is well-acquainted with the slate  blue-gray color of the rock dove. Pigeons have iridescent green, bronze,  and purple feathers, two black wing bars, a white rump patch, a  distinctive broad, black band on the tail, and red feet. Their wing tips  collide on takeoff, and the birds, once airborne, glide with their  wings raised at an angle.
 

Male and female pigeons are difficult to distinguish as both are similar  in coloration. Female pigeons, though, have a tendency to hold their  tail higher and waddle when walking, and are somewhat smaller in size.
 

Range: Found throughout Connecticut. Normally the home range of a pigeon  flock is less than one square mile; however, pigeons will travel 10 or  more miles from their roost sites in search of food. Despite gregarious  traits, individuals have been known to live apart from any flock.
 

Reproduction: Pigeons are monogamous and mate for life, but with the  disappearance of a mate, they may choose another. Although breeding may  occur in all seasons of the year, peak reproduction occurs in the spring  and fall. Male pigeons are more aggressive and strut. In a mating  display, males fluff up their neck ruff, drag their tail on the ground,  and make loud, cooing noises. While the male selects the nest site, both  sexes are involved in nest construction. Nests consist of twigs and  grasses and are often located on building ledges and rafters or in  eaves, steeples, and vents. Both male and female pigeons exhibit a  strong territorial defense of the nest site and share in incubating the  eggs (the hen taking most of the day and night shift while the cock sits  for a few hours around midday). Clutch size is generally one to two and  the incubation period is 17-19 days.  At four to six weeks of age, the  young leave the nest. More eggs may be laid before the first young are  fledged.
 

History in Connecticut: Pigeons were brought to the United States by the  first European settlers in the early 1600s. They have been abundant in  Connecticut throughout the past few centuries.
 

Interesting Facts: Common names for the rock dove include domestic pigeon and homing pigeon.
 

Pigeon flocks are typically made up of equal number of both sexes.
 

The flight speed of the pigeon is 15 to 35 mph; trained pigeons have  been clocked up to 97 mph. The pigeon’s alarm note is recognized as an  anxious-sounding grunt.
 

Pigeons were apparently the first birds to be domesticated (around 4500  B.C.), being raised first for their meat and later for their  message-carrying ability.
 

Management of Nuisances: While some urban dwellers enjoy having friendly  pigeons within sight, pigeons can be a nuisance, especially around  roosting sites. Their acidic feces eat away gutters and other metal  structures, erode stone buildings, and burn lawns. Pigeon droppings are  also known to harbor a variety of diseases and parasites, and large  accumulations may present a human health hazard. Precautionary measures  such as wearing gloves, a dust mask, and washing with disinfecting soap  during and after clean-up of pigeon droppings is highly recommended.
 

A number of options exist for managing or preventing nuisance situations involving pigeons:
 

Pigeon proofing: Pigeons often prefer to use the interior portions of  buildings to nest and roost if an opportunity for access is provided.  Openings to lofts, steeples, vents, and eaves can be blocked with 1/2-inch galvanized wire mesh, wood, sheet metal, or other solid  construction materials to prevent pigeons from entering.
 

Controlling pigeons on the exterior surfaces of buildings often requires  considerably more effort. The most effective and permanent methods of  control involve structural modifications which either physically exclude  pigeons from the preferred surface or make it difficult for the birds  to rest comfortably on the exposed building surfaces. Physical exclusion  can be accomplished by installing weather resistant netting, wire  screening, sheet metal, or other materials in a manner that will  restrict access to the roosting sites. A grid of heavy gauge  monofilament line spaced at six-inch intervals may also be used to  create a fence that will interfere with the birds' normal flight pattern  to the roosting area.
 

One of the most effective, although expensive methods for preventing  roosting pigeons is the use of a commercially available bird barrier  system consisting of a series of metal prongs or "porcupine wires" along  a metal base that can be attached to a horizontal roosting surface. The  needle-like strips of stainless steel act as a prickling fence to  exclude birds permanently without harm.
 

Pigeons prefer to roost on level surfaces. Roosting areas can be  modified to create a sloping surface, at a 60 degree incline or more, by  installing wire mesh or other material to eliminate the level surfaces. There are also a number of non-toxic sticky substances registered as  tactile repellents for bird control efforts. Birds tend to avoid landing  upon treated areas but the effectiveness is usually lost over time.
 

Nest removal: Although time-consuming and unpleasant, removing nests  will help depress populations. Nest destruction must be followed by  pigeon-proofing the structure to achieve maximum population control.
 

Shooting: Feral pigeons are not protected by state or federal laws or  regulations. Local municipal ordinances should be consulted prior to any  control effort that will involve the discharge of firearms.
 

Toxicants: There is only one product registered for lethal control of  pigeons in Connecticut and Wild Things LLC is a certified pest control  operator that can use this product under a special permit from DEP  Pesticides. The product is generally not appropriate or feasible for  most nuisance situations experienced by the average homeowner.
 

Trapping: Pigeons may be live-trapped on buildings and other likely  locations with permission of the property owner. Trapping in any given  area is usually slow, labor intensive, and only a temporary reduction  measure.
 

Repellents: Acoustical and visual repellents are other means of reducing  pigeon usage, but pigeons usually become accustomed quickly to these  scare devices.
 

 

Woodpeckers,  Wild Things LLC can implement a management plan to comply with all  state and federal regulations to manage woodpeckers that are causing  damage to your home and property.
 

Background:  Connecticut is home to 7 species of woodpeckers that live in forests,  woodlands, orchards, residential areas, and city parks throughout the  state. An important part of the ecosystem, woodpeckers help control  insect populations and create nest cavities that are used by other birds  and mammals who cannot excavate the cavities themselves. Nuthatches,  screech owls, kestrels, starlings, squirrels, flying squirrels, deer  mice, and raccoons all use woodpecker tree cavities.
 

Woodpeckers are well adapted to maneuvering around tree trunks searching  for insects and spiders. Their toes—two facing forward, two facing  backward—enable woodpeckers to grasp vertical tree trunks and their  stiff tail feathers provide an extra measure of support. With their  sturdy beaks, woodpeckers can bore holes into trees for feeding and  chisel out cavities for nesting. Strong muscles at the base of the beak  act as shock absorbers to absorb the pressure from the force of impact. Bristles lining their nostrils filter out dust and tiny wood chips. To  extract insects from crevices and holes in trees, woodpeckers have a  long, sticky tongue with a barbed end with which they can snag insects.
 

In spring, males drum on trees (as well as on metal eaves and gutters,  house siding, poles, and trash cans) to announce their territory and  attract a mate. Most species mate for a single season and share much of  the work associated with nesting, including excavating a nest cavity,  incubating eggs, and feeding young. Generally, woodpeckers lay a single  clutch of white eggs, although those in southern states may raise two to  three broods in a season. Often the male incubates the eggs at night  and the female sits on the nest during the day. The eggs hatch in about 2  weeks. The young are born blind and featherless (altricial). Their eyes  open in about 2 weeks and the young are ready to fledge (leave the nest) in about a month. Often the young will stay with the adults in  family groups until the end of summer or early fall.
 

Depending on the species, some woodpeckers prefer dead trees in which to  excavate a nest while others choose live trees. Some species will  re-use a nest cavity from year to year while others prefer to create a  new one. Red-headed woodpeckers will use an existing cavity, not  necessarily of their own making. There are even woodpeckers, including  downy and hairy woodpeckers, Northern flickers, and red-headed  woodpeckers, that will use a nest box if built to the proper  specifications for that species.
 

While there is a great deal of habitat overlap among woodpecker species,  there is relatively little competition for food and nesting resources  as each species has its own niche. For example, downy and hairy  woodpeckers occupy similar habitat but downy woodpeckers glean insects  from bark crevices while hairy woodpeckers forage deeper into the tree  trunk for wood-boring insects.
 

Predators, including hawks, owls, snakes, raccoons, and starlings, eat adult woodpeckers, nestlings, or woodpecker eggs.
 

Many of Connecticut’s woodpeckers are frequent visitors at backyard bird  feeders where they feed on suet, sunflower seeds, and peanut butter.  You can encourage woodpeckers by providing nesting habitat, supplemental  food at feeders, and shelter.

 

Vultures,  Wild Things LLC is the leading company in the state of Connecticut  controlling turkey and black vultures.  we can implement a plan to  mitigate damage caused by these birds.  We have the experience to solve  your problem with vultures.
 

 

Black and turkey  vultures cause problems in several ways. The most common problems  associated with vultures are structural damage, loss of aesthetic value  and property use related to offensive odors and appearance, depredation  to livestock and pets, and air traffic safety.
Management of these diverse problems often can be addressed by targeting  the source of the birds causing the problem, namely the roost where the  birds spend the night. Often the roost itself is the problem, such as  when birds roost on a communication tower and foul the equipment with  their feces or when they roost in a residential area. There, droppings and regurgitations create odors and their presence is perceived as a  threat by the homeowners. Several methods are available for roost dispersal. As in many other situations, roost dispersal might best be accomplished through the integrated use of more than one damage  management method.
The details of the situation will dictate which management approach is  the most appropriate, and experience has shown that best results are obtained if the source roost can be dispersed.
 

Property damage,  especially from black vultures, includes tearing and removing window  caulking, screen enclosures, roof shingles, vinyl seat covers from boats  and tractors, windshield wipers and door seals on cars, and plastic  flowers at cemeteries. Droppings of turkey and black vultures create  nuisance conditions, especially when the birds loaf on roofs of houses, office buildings, communication towers, and electrical transmission  structures  The accumulation of droppings on electrical transmission towers causes arcing and power outages.
Human Health and Safety. Vultures pose hazards to aircraft, especially  when landfills, roosts, or other congregating sites are located near  approaching or departing flight paths. The Federal Aviation Administration considers putrescible waste landfills within 10,000 feet  of an airport with jet aircraft incompatible with aircraft operations  because these landfills are attractive to birds that are hazardous for aviation. In addition, vultures can cause human health and safety problems by contaminating water sources with their droppings.  Contamination has occurred when coliform bacteria from droppings entered  water towers or springs from which residences drew water.
 

Citizens frequently  have health concerns because of the accumulation of droppings from  roosts and loafing areas near their homes. Many people consider vultures  a nuisance because of the white-wash effect their drop-pings leave on  trees and structures at roost sites, the ammonia odor emanating from roost sites, and a general feeling of doom when vultures congregate  nearby. 


 

We can handle all situations of birds causing damage to your home and property.


 

I have a bird in my attic!!!

I have a bird in my chimney!!!

I have a bird in my bathroom vent!!!

I have a bird in my Dryer vent!!!

I have geese pooping on my lawn!!!

I have a bird in my house!!!

I have geese nesting on my pond!!!

I have a woodpecker pecking holes in my house!!!

I have vultures landing on my house!!!

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