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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.

Netting

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

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.

Removal

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.

Audio/Visual Deterrents

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.

Our Advantage

Scientifically informed services, backed by our in-house expert.

Emma Harris
Emma HarrisHumane Solutions' Avian Division Expert
Emma began making a name for herself in the extremely competitive wildlife industry of South Africa. She recently moved to Vancouver to continue expanding the field of wildlife management.

After earning an Bachelor of Technology in wild bird fostering and rehabilitation with Honours distinction, Emma completed a Master of Science focusing on interdisciplinary non-lethal pigeon control. Through her research in urban spaces, Emma has become highly skilled in management methods ranging from falconry to standard deterrents. Such proficiency allows her to innovate & implement holistic approaches across pest populations.

In addition to her academic successes, Emma has provided input and guidance on problem bird populations to residential homes, apartment blocks, churches, universities, museums and crocodile farms around the globe. Emma is passionate about directing research towards efficient, humane, and cost-effective bird management strategies. We are proud that Emma is part of the Humans Solutions team!

Publications:

Harris, E., Harris, T. & Kearney, T. (2018 – awaiting review) Atlas of hair scale patterns of bat species (Chiroptera) occurring in South Africa.

Harris, E., de Crom, E.P., Fouche, J. & Wilson, A.  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, DOI: 10.1080/09670874.2018.1542185

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.

 Conference Presentations:

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

Recent Testimonials

Well done! Fast, detailed, and well-executed. The building’s problem was quickly solved. Highly recommend.

Rafaela K.

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Humane Solutions acknowledges and respects the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) and Coast Salish people on which we live and work.