Navigating Effective Bird Control Solutions In Ventura County

woodpeckers can be beautiful but their constant pecking can get annoying

Whether you love them or hate them, birds are animals that you see and hear on an almost daily basis. Most of the time, people and birds live in relative harmony with each other. We have our space, and they have their space, and the two don't intersect too often. However, sometimes birds decide that our homes and businesses look like good places to live. When that happens, it quickly becomes apparent that we can't simply coexist. Navigating effective bird control in Ventura County starts with knowing a little bit about pest birds and how to prevent them.

Pest Birds Found In Ventura County

There are many different kinds of birds in Ventura County, but just a few species are responsible for the majority of problems around the properties in our area. If you experience a pest bird problem, it's likely due to one of the bird species below. These are the most common pest birds in Ventura County.


Pigeons are common birds in city settings, but you can find them almost anywhere. They have primarily gray bodies with iridescent feathers around their neck that look greenish-purple.  

Mud Swallows

Mud swallows are small birds that build nests out of mud. They utilize vertical surfaces to build these nests. Since they tend to stay in groups, they often build multiple nests within close proximity of each other.

Woodpeckers are well-known birds. They have long, sharp beaks that they use to dig holes in trees to search for food.

English Sparrows

English sparrows are small, noisy birds. They prefer to live near humans and are often found nesting in buildings.


Seagulls are more common near coastal communities but will also travel inland. They have white and gray bodies and can be quite noisy.

Understanding Your Bird Problem

Pest birds can cause a lot of problems around your Ventura County property. The major issue with any bird infestation is the damage they cause. Some birds get inside buildings, and others roost or nest around the outside of a building, but either way, the result will be damage to your Ventura County home or commercial facility.

When birds build nests, these nests often end up clogging gutters or getting materials up under shingles. In both situations, water can end up causing damage to the structure. Birds also leave their droppings all over the place. Because they are acidic, they can corrode the surfaces they touch. 

Birds are also harmful to people's health. Bird droppings contain contaminants that can make you sick. If those droppings are left in walkways, they can become a slipping hazard. Some birds, especially mother birds, can be very territorial. If you get too close, they may attack, which can lead to injuries. 

Proactive Measures: Preventing Pest Bird Infestations

Keeping pest birds off your Ventura County property is the best way to avoid the problems they cause. Preventative bird control methods will help you stop pest birds before they become an issue for your home or business.

First, you need to make sure you're not attracting birds to your property. Start by eliminating outdoor food sources. 

  • Remove bird feeders.
  • Get pest control for insect pests around your property.
  • Remove fallen fruit from fruit trees.
  • Keep your garbage bins tightly closed.

Next, make sure there aren't any easy water sources available for pest birds.

  • Remove standing water.
  • Repair leaks.
  • Make sure your gutters and drainage systems are working properly.

Finally, prevent birds from nesting and roosting on your property.

  • Seal holes around your structure so birds can't get inside.
  • Keep windows closed and vents covered.
  • Minimize areas where flat space is available, such as along eaves, so there aren't areas where nests can be built.

By enacting these measures, you'll help prevent birds from choosing to roost or nest on your property.

Professional Bird Control Is The Best Solution

If pest birds show up on your property and appear to be choosing to stick around, you'll need professional bird control to get rid of the issue quickly and safely. Trying to take care of the problem on your own can be dangerous and ineffective. The bird pest control experts near you at Ventura Pest Control are ready to help. With over 60 years of experience, we use the most effective bird control methods in the industry. 

Bird B Gone is the most effective and humane method of bird control available. We'll strategically place these exclusion devices around your property to get rid of your pest bird problem. We are so confident in our bird pest control methods that most of them include a two-year warranty. Contact us today for more information or to get started.

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