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Control and Management of Birds

OnDemand Webinar (94 minutes)

Birds constitute one of the most difficult types of animals to control. Control typically is expensive and can frequently encounter opposition from those opposed to the management of birds. This OnDemand Webinar will review the issues and conflicts humans have with birds, the methods and strategies (both effective and ineffective) used to control birds, and provide tips on handling the political and social controversies surrounding bird control. Resources for further information will round out the presentation. While attention will center on pigeons, house sparrows, and starlings, the information is easily applicable to other bird species.


Stephen M. Vantassel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Legal Issues - Migratory Bird Treaty Act - 1918

  • Categories of Birds
  • Unprotected Birds

What Is Damage?

Bird Problems and Issues

  • Bird Nests
  • Noise
  • Aesthetics
  • Attacks and Falls
  • Liability Issues
  • Bird Strikes
  • Bird Droppings and Roofs
  • Dropping and Disease

Damage Classifications

Wildlife Integrated Pest Management

  • Habitat Modification
  • Understanding Bird Pressure

- Light Pressure

- Medium Pressure

- Heavy Pressure

Starling Control

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Starlicide Complete



WCS® Net Blaster™


  • Roof
  • Nest

Biological Control

  • Falconry
  • OvoControl

Don't Bother

  • Ultrasonics
  • Free-Range Cats

Depredation Permit Process

Hiring Contractors

Politics of Bird Control

Sources of Information

  • Revised 2006 CDC Booklet Available at;
  • Read Regulations FWS (50 CFR 21.41)