Birds native to Arizona include the cardinal, cactus wren, and finch. These pleasant little creatures are fun to attract and host in birdhouses in your backyard. However, some non-native bird species can become quite the nuisance if not taken care of right away. If you have any of these common pesky birds nesting in your attic, gutters, or sheds, it’s time to call Wagner Pest Solutions for help.

3 Common Pesky Birds in Arizona

1. Barn Swallow

The barn swallow is known for its migration and nesting habits. These pesky birds spend the winter in South America and then head back north during the summer. By April, they are spread all across the United States, causing damage and chaos with their mud nests. Making the switch from nesting in caves and under cliffs, barn swallows now prefer human-made structures. Unfortunately, these little birds are protected, so the only way to get rid of them is to remove the nest in the winter, and then put up netting or fencing around your structure before they return. 

2. Pigeons

Pigeons are commonly known for their populations in urban cities and areas where they can find plenty of flat surfaces for their nests. For businesses, this can include the roof or the air conditioning units. Homeowners throughout the state might find pigeon nests on second-story window ledges and in the flat rafting of the front porch. These rather large and pesky birds cause a significant amount of damage wherever they nest. Calling in an expert team is one of the best ways to ensure you get rid of pigeons around your home or business. Remember: never feed these birds, or you’ll have a harder time getting rid of them. 

3. Grackles

Grackles are loud, annoying birds, announcing their presence and traveling in large flocks. These birds are scavengers and will feast on anything near dumpsters, outdoor food courts, and parks. They can also swoop in and ruin your backyard BBQ, taking food right off the plates of your guests. This can result in rather unclean and unsanitary places for humans since their feces can carry parasites and diseases. If you’ve tried scaring them off with loud noises, but they seem undeterred, then it’s time for the professionals to come in and treat your home or business. 

Get Rid of Pesky Birds

Wagner Pest Solutions is the premier pest control team in Phoenix, AZ. If you’re struggling with getting rid of large flocks or the seasonal barn swallow nest, our professionals have you covered. We understand birds, their nesting habits, and which ones are protected, so we can successfully treat your home or business for these pests. We can also help get rid of scorpions, spiders, and bees, so you’re protected for the rest of the summer. To request an appointment or to contact us, call (623) 466-6752 today.