Trapping pest birds can be an ideal way to reduce population numbers to support physical exclusion or scare deterrents. However, population control of pest birds by trapping should not be seen as a stand-alone solution. Some systems such as AvePro Bird Spikes, BirdWire and Huntsman and visual deterrents including Eagle Eye will benefit from trapping by eliminating the existing or stubborn birds that are nesting, roosting, and/or feeding on the site. The introduction of onsite traps may be the difference between success and failure of a bird management program.
Variations between the behavioural, animal welfare and legal considerations related to bird species combine to determine the appropriateness of trapping as a population control method. The one scenario where trapping and euthanising is used extensively is when trying to reduce a problem exotic species. Examples include pigeons, mynas, starlings, sparrows, and other exotic birds. Local legislation must be consulted as some pest bird species may be protected.
Pest It are industry leaders in bird control. Our friendly team provides free expert advice to help you devise the most effective bird mitigation strategy custom-tailored to your circumstances. Where trapping is appropriate, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn more about
- Trapping Techniques,
- Placement and location of traps,
- Attractant food choice per species,
- Animal welfare considerations,
- Euthanising techniques and protocols.