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Professional and humane bird services for every species and every situation. Backed by science and an expert team, when you work with us you can be confident you will get the results you want.
Whether you are experiencing bird issues in small voids, complicated structures, or large applications like warehouses and hangers, Humane Solutions can guarantee 100% exclusion with bird netting. We use only the best netting and hardware, guaranteed to last 10+ years.
No job is too complicated for our technicians – we recently designed and installed nets on a roof-top gazebo in downtown Vancouver with hanging nets that operate like curtains. Let us solve your bird problem too!
Spikes are a go-to solution to prevent birds from landing on structures, and consequently from habituating there. When used properly and in the correct application, bird spikes allow for guaranteed, permanent results. From small perching and nesting locations to long runs on ledges or equipment, we will assess and recommend effective, species-specific spiking services that minimize impact on non-target species.
We only use high-quality stainless steel spikes and heavy-duty hardware and adhesives, ensuring a long-lasting and visually appealing application.
It may be necessary to physically remove birds, especially if wounded, dangerous, or locked in a structure. Our technicians are able to physically remove birds by hand, live-trap, and even shoot with high-powered air rifles if necessary.
The efficacy of audible and visual deterrent varies depending on the circumstance on species. Examples might include cannon, lasers, or decoys, which our team is trained to recommend and install.
Most often, our assessment leads us to recommend physical exclusion or hazing services, as they have a much higher efficacy rate.
We really are the local experts.
Scientifically informed services, backed by our in-house expert.
Harris, E., Harris, T. & Kearney, T. (2018 – awaiting review) Atlas of hair scale patterns of bat species (Chiroptera) occurring in South Africa.
2018. Comparative study on the short-term effects of audio and visual raptor presence on a pigeon population, with a view towards pest control, International Journal of Pest Management,
Harris, E., de Crom, E.P. & Wilson, A. 2017. An interdisciplinary approach for non-lethal pigeon control. International Pest Control, 59 (1): 16-18.
Harris, E., de Crom, E.P., & Wilson, A. 2017. Pigeon control and people: staff perceptions on University of South Africa’s Muckleneuk campus. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 13(1), a399. https://doi.org/10.4102/ td.v13i1.399
Harris, E., de Crom, E.P., & Wilson, A. 2016. Pigeons and people: mortal enemies or lifelong companions? A case study on staff perceptions of the pigeons on the University of South Africa, Muckleneuk campus. Journal of Public Affairs, 16(4): 331-340 doi: 10.1002/pa.1593.
Harris, E., de Crom, E.P., Labuschagne, J. & Wilson, A. 2016. Urban environment use by speckled (Columba guinea) and feral (Columba livia) pigeons on the University of South Africa’s Muckleneuk campus. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 14(4): 399-419.
Harris, E., de Crom, E.P., Labuschagne, J. & Wilson, A. 2016. Visual deterrents and physical barriers as non-lethal pigeon control on University of South Africa’s Muckleneuk campus. SpringerPlus, 5(1), 1884. doi: 10.1186/s40064-016-3559-5.
Harris, E., Harris, T., Malan, G. & Monajadem, A. (manuscript underway) Bats and birds: diet, prey categories and prey size of a nesting Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus pair from Tzaneen, South Africa.
South African Wildlife Management Association Conference: Wildlife Management in the Face of Global Change, Western Cape, South Africa, 2017
3rd Annual International Conference on Earth and Environmental Sciences, Athens Greece, 2016
5th Annual Ecohealth Research Forum Conference, Free State South Africa, 2014
Well done! Fast, detailed, and well-executed. The building’s problem was quickly solved. Highly recommend.
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Humane Solutions acknowledges and respects the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil–Waututh) and Coast Salish people on which we live and work.