Barn Swallows might be the fastest of the Swallows. They can reach speeds of 46 miles an hour. Swallows are between 5 to 7 inches long and are known for their split tail. These birds are known to be the first to migrate during early Autumn. A Swallow builds their nest by mixing mud with straw or grass pieces making little balls. They first build a shelf to roost on, then continue to build up the walls to make a cave looking nest. They can glue these nests on just about any surface. Swallows feed off flies, bees, butterflies, beetles and other insects.
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Feeding pigeons is prohibited by ordinance in Albuquerque. Click here for ordinance.
Pigeons are well adapted to urban areas and car be found in most cities.
When provided with readily available food, pigeon populations can become excessive creating health risks, property damage and overall nuisance.
Poisoning or shooting pigeons is prohibited in city limits.
The best way to control pigeons from visiting your home or business is to remove food and water sources.
Roost sites should be altered to prevent nesting. Spikes, nets, and shock strips are some examples pigeon removal services.
We offer Pigeon and other bird control, removal, and management in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Bird control is important because pest birds can create health-related problems through their feces, including histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis. They also carry ticks, fleas, mites, and other parasites.
If health issues are not a big enough concern, the damage they cause can be costly. Bird droppings are very acidic in nature. They actually eat away at many substrates, especially tar-based roofing materials. When left untreated the material will break down causing roof leaks. Their droppings can clog up gutters, and roof drains. Dryer vents have been clogged causing fire inside the home. Air conditioner units destroyed by nests. Car paint can even be stripped from the acid of their feces.
Bird control measures include: spikes, slow-voltage shock strips, netting, wires, tacky feet, trapping, and more. To see products we use click here: