Hogarth’s Wildlife and Animal Removal specializes in Bird removal.



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There are a variety of bird species in Northern Michigan that can cause issues in and around homes, businesses, parking garages, hotels, and boat harbors. No bird job is the same, and they each pose their own unique challenges. The four main types of birds we deal with are Starlings, Sparrows, Pigeons, and Seagulls. These birds will nest in or perch on bathroom vents, attics, rafters, edges of buildings, store front signs on businesses and/or air conditioning units. Depending on the situation or species of bird that is causing issues, there are a number of different methods and tools available to effectively fix the problem. Solutions can include bird netting, bird spikes, visual deterrents, and electrified shock track, to name a few.

Bird droppings are also an issue. Not only is bird fecal matter a disgusting visual sight, but it can be extremely dangerous to human health. Some of the diseases associated with bird fecal matter include Histoplasmosis, Candidiasis and Cryptococcosis. Birds and their nesting materials can also be home to bird mites, which will often search for a new, human host once the birds have left the nest. Bird mites cannot feed on humans, but most people become weary of being bit and may be interested in calling a professional pest control company for treatment.


Are seagulls nesting around your business? Hanging out on your dock or boat? Are they attacking your employees or customers when they’re walking around the property? Are they urinating and defecating on something of value, such as a building or vehicle? There are a number of different problems associated with Seagulls in Northern Michigan due to the fact we are surrounded by so much water. Knowing the biology of Seagulls is the key to effectively controlling them. They tend to nest on flat rooftops. During nesting season they become extremely aggressive if a person gets too close. We have had customers complain of them dive bombing them, especially around outdoor seating areas at restaurants, which can be a major concern for any food establishment. These birds have a number of different diseases associated with their fecal matter, such as salmonella, campylobacter, and listeria. Seagulls are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, which means they cannot be killed and they do not have a hunting season. Hogarth’s offers a number of different ways for deterring these birds from your property. There is no one technique that will get rid of these birds, but a combination of visual deterrents, habitat modifications, and exclusion will help to deter the problem. Call Hogarth’s Pest Control and Wildlife Removal for an inspections of your home or business so that we can develop an effective and specific plan for your Seagull situation.


There are three different types of woodpeckers homeowners typically have trouble with around their homes: the Pileated, Hairy, and Downy. The Northern Flicker woodpecker can also sometimes be an issue. All four of these birds have been known to drill holes into homes around Northern Michigan. These birds tend to be a problem for log cabins, cedar sided homes, and T-11 sided homes. Over time it can become extremely costly to constantly repair holes created by woodpeckers. The first question customers typically ask is why woodpeckers peck at their siding, which is usually either for food or to drum for mates. Woodpeckers are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Depending upon the situation, special permits can be granted by your local DNR office to control them. The most effective way to deter these birds from pecking on your home is to hang visual deterrents, such as mylar flash tape. Having the exterior of your home sprayed for insects to get rid of the birds food source is also sometimes suggested. Most woodpecker damage typically occurs from February to June. Call Hogarth’s Pest Control and Wildlife Removal to set up an inspection and determine an effective and efficient way to solve your Woodpecker problem. We can also set up a maintenance program to inspect the home on a regular basis.

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