Birds Loose in Your Memphis Home? Hire Us for Humane Animal Removal Services

Birds that inadvertently find their way indoors can cause chaos, invite diseases, and bring about potential damage to your property. It’s clear that getting them out as soon as possible is imperative…but how can you even go about removing a bird from your Memphis home?

At Coopertown, we understand the urgency and stress that comes with having uninvited feathered guests. That’s why we offer professional, humane bird removal services near you. We safely and effectively remove the birds, then relocate them, ensuring all parties are taken care of.

Don’t wait to reach out. Our experienced team is equipped to handle any bird-related issues with care and expertise. Call or book online now.

Storks with nest on top of chimney

Are Your Bird Removal Methods Humane?

All of our wildlife and animal removal methods are humane, ensuring the critters we handle receive as little harm as possible. We also prioritize keeping momma birds with their nests and babies/eggs.

Once the critter is in our hands, we will properly relocate it somewhere that’s more suitable (and far from your property). Our goal is to resolve your wildlife invasion issues, while respecting the birds (or other animals) and the surrounding ecosystem in the process.

Do You Offer a Guarantee or Warranty on Animal & Bird Removal?

Yes we do! All of our animal removal services guarantee all creatures are permanently out – or your money back. We also have a one-year warranty on the areas we seal up. If something enters back in through our seals, we’ll come back out and ensure the job is done right.

Looking for some ongoing protection? We also offer maintenance plan options. Ask us about them today!

Our Bird Removal Process: What To Expect

Like we mentioned above, only humane methods are used when removing birds or any other wildlife from your household. Here’s what you can typically expect from our bird excavation process:

  1. We’ll inspect your home. Our trained and knowledgeable animal removal professionals will start with a comprehensive inspection of your home. This is crucial for identifying all potential entry points and nesting sites, as well as the types of birds present.
  2. We’ll install humane exclusion devices and/or traps. Based on the inspection results, we’ll strategically place humane exclusion devices and traps that are designed to allow birds to exit your home safely without re-entering. The devices and traps we use are non-lethal, ensuring the birds – and any young – are handled with care and respect.
  3. We’ll observe and monitor the traps. After setting up the exclusion devices and traps, our team will closely monitor the situation. We’ll make regular visits to check the traps, ensuring that birds are removed promptly and humanely. This step also allows us to assess the effectiveness of our approach and make any necessary adjustments.
  4. We’ll seal up all entry points. Once we have successfully removed the birds, we will seal up all identified entry points to prevent future intrusions. Our goal is to ensure your home remains permanently bird-free after our service.

Throughout our removal process, we encourage you to ask us questions! We’re happy to provide additional education and advice to help you avoid issues down the line. We can also offer recommendations based on your specific needs and setup.

We Also Clean, Sanitize & Repair Your Home

At Coopertown, our commitment to you doesn’t end with the removal of wildlife. Unlike some companies that simply remove the animals then leave, we go the extra mile to ensure your home is fully restored and safe once the animals are out.

Our team will meticulously clean and sanitize the affected areas, removing any droppings, nests, or debris left behind by the wildlife. This helps to eliminate potential health hazards, keeping your home hygienic and disease-free for you and your family.

In addition to cleaning, we are dedicated to repairing any damage caused by your unwelcome guests. Many types of wildlife cause significant damage due to droppings left behind and erratic behavior – and birds are no exception. Our experts will assess the extent of the damage and carry out the necessary repairs, restoring your home to its original condition.

What Signs Indicate That Birds Are in My Home?

Discovering that birds have taken up residence in your home can be unsettling. Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • Unusual Noises: Persistent bird sounds (wings flapping, scratching noises, chirping, etc.), especially in areas like attics, walls, or chimneys, likely means you have birds living somewhere they shouldn’t be.
  • Droppings: Bird droppings in unusual places, such as window sills, around vents, or inside living spaces is a clear warning sign that birds may be living in your home.
  • Nesting Materials: If you see an accumulation of twigs, feathers, and other nesting materials, birds could be trying to set up camp in your household.
  • Visual Sightings: Actual sightings of birds flying or perched inside the home is clearly cause for concern, as is discovering nests in hidden areas like attics, vents, or behind appliances.
  • Debris & Damage: Birds can tear out insulation to use it as nesting material, as well as displace or damage vent covers.
  • Unpleasant Odors: Accumulation of droppings can produce a strong, unpleasant odor, and if a bird has died inside the home, it may cause a rotting smell.
  • Health Symptoms: Increased allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, as well as respiratory problems (from inhaling particles from droppings) could mean wildlife is in your home.
  • Presence of Pests: Birds and their nesting materials are notorious for attracting mites and lice, which may eventually invade your space.
  • Pet Reactions: Pets may show unusual interest in certain areas of the home where birds might be hiding.

Have concerns that birds are hiding somewhere in your attic or rafters? Give us a call now to take a look. You can also book an appointment online.

How Can You Prevent Birds From Coming Into Your Home?

Preventing birds from entering your home requires a combination of physical barriers, regular maintenance, and other deterrents. As mentioned above, we’ll inspect your home for holes, cracks, or gaps in the walls, roof, and foundation, then seal them with appropriate materials.

That said, there are maintenance things you can do to keep birds well away as well. Implementing these strategies can help create an environment that is less attractive to birds, thereby preventing them from entering your home and causing potential issues:

  • Repair or replace damaged roof tiles and shingles to eliminate potential entry points.
  • Have us install chimney caps to block birds from entering through the chimney.
  • Ensure attic vents are covered with sturdy screens.
  • Hang reflective objects like CDs, aluminum foil strips, or commercial reflective bird deterrents to scare birds away.
  • Place decoy predators, such as plastic owls or snakes, around your home to discourage birds.
  • Ensure garbage cans are tightly sealed to prevent birds from scavenging.
  • Regularly clean up any food scraps or spills that might attract birds.
  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed away from the house to reduce potential nesting sites.
  • Reconsider planting trees or shrubs that produce berries or seeds that attract birds near your home.
  • Use bird netting to cover areas such as eaves, balconies, and patios where birds might nest.
  • Install ultrasonic bird repellents that emit sounds birds find disturbing but are inaudible to humans.
  • Use noise-making devices like wind chimes or bells to deter birds.
  • Keep gutters clean and clear of debris that might attract birds for nesting.

Can Birds Transfer Diseases To Humans?

Birds can indeed transmit diseases to humans through contact with their droppings, nesting materials, or direct contact with sick birds. Common diseases associated with bird contact include histoplasmosis, psittacosis, salmonellosis, cryptococcosis, E. coli infections, avian influenza (bird flu), toxoplasmosis, and infestations by mites and lice carried by birds.

  • Histoplasmosis is caused by inhaling fungal spores found in bird droppings and is a big concern.
  • Psittacosis is a bacterial infection transmitted through inhaling dust or dried droppings from infected birds and is another significant concern.
  • Birds can carry Salmonella bacteria, leading to salmonellosis in humans through contaminated surfaces or foods.
  • Inhalation of fungal spores from bird droppings can cause cryptococcosis, while strains of E. coli from birds can lead to gastrointestinal infections.
  • Avian influenza viruses, though rare, can infect humans and cause severe respiratory illness.

To reduce the risk of contracting diseases from birds, it’s crucial to avoid direct contact with bird droppings, nesting materials, and sick or dead birds. Practicing proper hygiene, such as washing hands thoroughly after handling birds or cleaning areas contaminated by bird droppings, is essential as well.

Additionally, taking measures to deter birds from roosting or nesting near human habitats can help minimize the risk of disease transmission.

All in all, if you have a bird on your property that you need removed, it’s best to let a professional handle the situation to minimize the risk of contracting a disease or illness. If exposure to bird-related diseases is suspected or symptoms develop after contact with birds, seek medical attention promptly.

How Do Birds Cause Property Damage?

Birds might seem innocent and harmless, but they can cause property damage in various ways – often leading to structural problems, aesthetic issues, and even safety hazards.

  • Clogging vents and gutters. Birds use twigs, leaves, feathers, and other materials to build nests, which can clog gutters, vents, chimneys, and other openings, leading to water damage and poor ventilation.
  • Structural damage. Pecking and scratching by birds can damage roofing materials, siding, insulation, and other structural components of your home.
  • Corrosion and staining. Bird droppings are acidic and can corrode surfaces such as roofing, paint, metal, and concrete, leading to staining, deterioration, and costly repairs.
  • Fire hazards. Accumulated nest debris can create fire hazards, particularly if built near electrical wiring, outlets, or appliances, increasing the risk of short circuits and electrical fires.
  • Ambiance/health issues. The presence of bird droppings and nesting materials can create unsanitary conditions, leading to foul odors, mold growth, and the spread of disease-causing pathogens.
  • Energy issues. Birds nesting in vents and ducts can block airflow, reducing the efficiency of HVAC systems and increasing energy costs.

By addressing bird-related property damage promptly and implementing preventive measures to deter birds from nesting and roosting on your property, you can minimize the risk of further damage and maintain a safer and more aesthetically-pleasing environment.

Can I Do DIY Bird Removal?

Removing birds from your Memphis home can be complex and potentially hazardous, so it’s always best to leave it to the professionals here at Coopertown. Here are some things to consider as you navigate this process:

  • Risk of health hazards: Handling birds or their droppings can expose you to diseases like histoplasmosis, psittacosis, and salmonellosis. In addition, birds can carry mites, lice, ticks, and fleas, which can infest your home and pose additional health risks.
  • Potential for injuries: Birds can become aggressive when threatened, leading to bites or scratches. In addition, climbing ladders or accessing hard-to-reach areas poses a risk of falls.
  • Allergic reactions: Exposure to bird feathers and droppings can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
  • Ineffective results: Without proper knowledge and equipment, DIY methods can be ineffective, leading to recurring bird problems and more home damage.
  • Stress or injury to the birds: Untrained attempts to remove birds can cause unnecessary stress or harm to the birds.
Bird with nest on top of chimney

Are There Any Legal Considerations for Bird Removal?

Yes, there are actually several legal considerations to keep in mind when removing birds.

In the United States, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) protects most native bird species, making it illegal to harm, hunt, capture, kill, or sell birds, their eggs, or nests without a permit. This includes disturbing or destroying active nests. In fact, even with an appropriate permit, some birds are illegal to move.

One particular bird we come across a lot is the chimney swift, which likes to set up camp in – you guessed it – chimneys and flues. We can’t remove these, but we can install a chimney cap once they’ve gone for the winter to ensure they can’t return the following spring.

In addition, birds listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) receive special protections. It is illegal to harm, harass, or remove these birds without a specific permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

All in all, trying to remove or harm birds on your property can result in fines and legal issues. Rest assured, our professional wildlife and bird removal experts know how to handle each and every situation, ensuring all is done right and according to proper protocols.

Coopertown Is the #1 Choice for Bird & Wildlife Removal Near You

Don’t let birds wreak havoc in your Memphis home any longer. Trust the team here at Coopertown for prompt, careful, and effective bird removal services. We are dedicated to resolving your bird issues while ensuring the safety and well-being of both your home and the birds.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us restore peace and order to your living space. Your satisfaction and the humane treatment of the birds and other wildlife are our top priorities.


Who to call when you need wildlife removal services? Call Coopertown Services to deal with every unwanted critter, including opossims.