Bird Removal & Animal Control Services – Columbus, Ohio

Buckeye Wildlife Solutions | Bird Removal & Control Services – Columbus, Ohio


You can find birds of all kinds in Ohio homes, attics, sheds, and more. Pest birds are a common nuisance in Columbus and the surrounding areas of Ohio. The most common ones you will find are English Sparrows and European Starlings. We do, however, handle all sorts of problem birds. If you need to get rid of birds like woodpeckers, pigeons, or any other species, call (844) 544-9453 for expert bird removal service in Columbus. Buckeye Wildlife Solutions offers bird removal, bird prevention, and bird damage repair services as well as a host of others. Bird problems will get worse if left unattended, so call Buckeye Wildlife Solutions for a bird control expert today!

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Our Bird Removal Services – The BWS Advantage

Birds are notorious for finding their way into the homes of unsuspecting Ohio homeowners. They can fit into gaps smaller than 1/4″ in some instances. Often times, you will head them inside one of your vents. Birds in vents are a very common issue for Columbus residents. Uncovered vents make for easy access and a great place to stay. Starlings and sparrows will live in vents for as long as the location suits their needs. Many times, birds will go as far as to build nests and lay their eggs inside a vent. This location is perfectly hidden from predators and usually has a great, dry climate for protecting eggs. Full nests will have to be removed after safely excluding the birds from your home or attic. Vent repair and nest removal are two common components of our standard bird removal service.

If allowed to stay in your home or attic, birds will take advantage of the space. They may damage any exposed wiring, siding, insulation, or other exposed material. Furthermore, they will leave droppings all over the area. It is extremely important to avoid any area with bird droppings, as they are known to carry all types of diseases. Bird poop cleanup is a common service for birds that invade homes, attics, sheds, and other indoor locations (although it can be helpful outdoors sometimes). You can find more information on Ohio roosting birds at the ODNR Division of Wildlife website. Call Columbus, Ohio’s #1 bird removal company for expert bird removal service at (844) 544-9453!

Buckeye Wildlife Solutions - Bird Removal & Control Services: A European Starling on a Wooden Post.

Buckeye Wildlife Solutions – Bird Removal & Control Services: A European Starling on a Wooden Post.

Buckeye Wildlife Solutions is Columbus, OH’s leading bird removal business. Our staff is fully licensed, meaning we are all trained in the behaviors and tendencies of any Central Ohio pests we may encounter. – our comprehensive services include;

  • Determining Optimal Times & Locations for Traps.
  • Removing Birds from the Area.
  • Assessing and Fixing Property Damage.
  • Services for Future Pest Bird Prevention.

Common Question: “What to Do When Birds Are in My Attic”

When birds have taken residence in your home or attic, follow the three key steps below:

  • Step 1: Call a qualified bird removal service in your area. There is only one guarantee with birds in your home: they’ll be there until you choose to get rid of them. It is illegal to kill, poison, or trap (in certain ways) many species of bird. The quickest and safest option is to hire a bird exclusion company like Buckeye Wildlife Solutions.
  • Step 2: Make sure to leave the infested area closed off. Airborne diseases from bird droppings are a credible threat to your health and that of your family. By closing off the area where birds are living, you are protecting from the spread of pest birds as well as the diseases they may carry.
  • Step 3: Follow any advice given to you by your wildlife removal expert. Each situation is unique, so your bird control specialist may have some specific words of wisdom. Our goal is to keep you safe and feeling comfortable, so feel free to ask us any questions you may have.

If birds have invaded your territory, call Buckeye Wildlife Solutions (844) 544-9453 for expert Columbus bird removal service today!

Species of Bird Native to Ohio

Ohio is home to several species of bird. Listed below are five of the most common Ohio birds which are known to cause problems for Columbus homeowners and residents:

Chimney Swift


The chimney swift is a species of bird that is known to reside in Columbus, Ohio. It is a mid-sized bird that ranges from 12 to 15 cm long with a wingspan of 27 to 30 cm. The chimney swift’s plumage is a dark olive color on top with a grayish-brown lower half and a pale neck area. The beak, legs, and feet are all colored black. The wings are slender, long, and curved with pointed tips to decrease air resistance. The chimney swift’s legs are short and their feet are small but strong with sharp claws.


They live for around five years on average and females will lay four or five eggs at once. Chimney swifts will generally stay with the same partner over time. Chimney swifts do not hunt or live alone, and you will often find them traveling with 2 or three companions. They mostly feed on insects and airborne spiders. It is estimated that a family of two adults and three young chimney swifts will consume the weight of about five to six thousand houseflies in a single day. They fly erratically and very quickly with constant changes in motion. Most chimney swifts’ spring and summer activity are recorded in the eastern US, while they migrate to South America for the winter.

Chimney swifts are famous for inhabiting the chimneys of homeowners. In the past, these birds would take residence in hollowed trees, but with the mass deforestation of the past century came challenges for the nesting birds. It is common practice to use a chimney cap to prevent these very situations, as birds and insects will have a much harder time entering a chimney if it is topped with metal encasing.

Chimney Swifts Protected by Federal Law

In 2010, the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) declared the chimney swift “near threatened.” Their population has declined significantly over the past few decades, likely as a result of changes to regional insect populations. In the United States, chimney swifts are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. This means it is illegal to tamper with, remove, or destroy the nests of any chimney sweep in your home, attic, chimney, or elsewhere. Rather, you must wait until the young have left the nest or face fines and other legal penalties.


A chimney swift inside its nest in a Columbus resident's attic.

A chimney swift inside its nest in a Columbus resident’s attic.


European Starling


The European starling is a mid-sized bird about 20 cm in length.  Its feathers are a shiny black and sometimes glossy green or purple with specks of white and a sort of metallic shine. Their beaks are black or yellow depending on the season and their legs a pinkish color.


The starling’s main source of food is spiders and insects. When communicating with others, they generally use a variety of repetitive sound patterns. During migration, starlings can fly up to 50 mph and cover almost 1,000 miles. Starlings fly in large spherical flocks in order to defend against predators. When building nests, single males will decorate them using flowers and green material. Breeding takes place during the spring and summer, and females will lay four to five eggs at a time.

European starlings are an invasive species known to pester residents of Columbus, Ohio. These birds will eat or damage fruits from Ohio orchards and dig up grains or sprouting plants. European starlings are estimated to cause about 800 million USD worth of damage in the agricultural sector each year. Many attempts have been made to control populations of this bird in Ohio and other states. Unfortunately, there is no cure-all, and much pest bird control must be performed at the residential level.

How to Get Rid of European Starlings

European starlings are problem birds for countless people in Columbus, OH. Scratching sounds, thumping sounds, or other loud noises (especially chirping) may indicate you have birds living in your home, attic, or elsewhere on your property. It is best to have these birds removed quickly before the damage they cause piles up. Although transmission is rare, starlings’ droppings may contain histoplasmosis as well as a number of other infectious diseases, so quick removal is a necessityBelow are some other, more common, examples of residential problems caused by birds like European starlings:

  • 1. Bird in my air conditioning vent
  • 2. Bird in my bathroom vent
  • 3. Bird in my dryer vent
  • 4. Bird in my kitchen vent
  • 5. Bird in my attic
  • 6. Bird in my house
  • 7. Bird nest in my house
  • 8. Bird noises in my house
  • 9. Bird in my chimney
  • 10. Bird nest in my chimney

Professional bird removal service is the best option for quick, effective bird removal. In Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas, no company is as trusted and highly-rated as Buckeye Wildlife Solutions. Our bird control service has been ranked #1 in Central Ohio for 2 years in a row. We have a specialized staff fully licensed and trained in the practice of bird removal and how to get rid of bird nests. For expert bird control service, call Columbus, Ohio’s Buckeye Wildlife Solutions today at (844) 544-9453!

A european starling perched on top of a worn fencepost in Columbus, OH.

A european starling perched on top of a worn fencepost in Columbus, OH.

House Sparrow


The house sparrow is found all over the world. It is usually 16 cm long with a stout, compact build. Its beak is also small and compact in order to chew seeds. The house sparrow’s feathers are typically varying patterns and shades of gray and brown. Its beaks may be brown or black while the legs are a tan color.


House sparrows are social birds that are often found in flocks. They eat mostly grain, seeds, and several types of weed. They will, however, eat food you willingly or mistakenly offer them. To prevent future problems, it is best not to feed any birds on your property. House sparrows are monogamous and females will lay six or seven eggs at a time.  These birds may carry many types of transferrable disease, so please avoid direct contact if possible.

How to Get House Sparrows Out of Your Home or Attic

House sparrows have pestered humans for thousands of years, and there are little to no restrictions on removing or killing them. There are a variety of means for house sparrow pest bird removal. Pesticides,  crude trapping, and shooting have all been used in the past, but humane bird removal calls for a more delicate, though still effective, approach.

Humane bird control relies on locating the nest and determining a safe way to remove the adults, young, and eggs from the property. One of our trained bird removal experts will survey your property in order to figure out how the birds initially entered your home or attic. Upon conducting this survey, your removal specialist will also determine the best course for removing the birds and nest. Upon removal, any entry points will be sealed so that the birds cannot return. Don’t put off your pest bird problems, call Buckeye Wildlife Solutions for expert bird control at (844) 544-9453!

A house sparrow perched on a tree branch on a Columbus residential property.

A house sparrow perched on a tree branch on a Columbus residential property.



The common pigeon is usually around 12 inches in length. They come in many colors but are typically a bluish-gray. Their beaks are grey and black while the legs and feet are a pinkish-orange. The common pigeon’s eyes have an orange iris with a dark pupil.


The common pigeon is monogamous and will mate at any time of the year. Females lay two eggs at a time which hatch in between 2 to 3 weeks. Pigeons are scavengers that often feed in flocks. They can be found looking for food in public areas, usually on the ground. They will eat all kinds of discarded food items and other garbage left out by humans. Otherwise, they might roost on ledges, signs, roofs, and other public areas.

How to Get Rid of Pigeons

Pigeons are extremely good at homing in on former nesting locations. Therefore, it is difficult to completely rid an area of pigeon activity. If, however, pigeons have made their way into your home, there is a solution. A BWS trained staff member will be able to remove pigeons from your home safely and seal all entry points so that they cannot get back in. They may, however, stay in your general area. If pigeons have gotten inside your home, attic, shed, or other locations on your property, call Buckeye Wildlife Solutions at (844) 544-9453 for expert Columbus pigeon removal service!



Ohio is home to 8 different types of woodpecker:

  • Red-headed woodpecker
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied sapsucker
  • Red-naped sapsucker
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Hairy woodpecker
  • Northern flicker
  • Pileated woodpecker

Woodpeckers of all kinds can be a nuisance for Columbus homeowners. They often peck holes in trees, but problems may arise if they decide to do the same to any wood on your property. If you notice holes in your wood as well as loud pecking noises, you may be dealing with a woodpecker. Buckeye Wildlife Solutions is fully capable of handling all woodpecker problems. Call today at (844) 544-9453 for expert woodpecker removal service!

A red-headed woodpecker at a bird feeder on a Columbus, Ohio residential property.

A red-headed woodpecker at a bird feeder on a Columbus, Ohio residential property.

Other Birds

Other types of birds native to Ohio include those listed below. For a full list, visit this Wikipedia page.

  • American robin
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Blue jay
  • Chipping sparrow
  • Common crow
  • Herring gull
  • Mourning dove
  • Northern cardinal
  • Northing mockingbird
  • Red-breasted nuthatch
  • Rock dove
  • Song sparrow
  • Yellow warbler

All birds have the ability to cause damage to your home. Birds are capable of damaging walls, vents, insulation, and nesting in unfavorable locations inside your home or attic. Birds are also known carriers of many dangerous diseases. They can, through direct contact or droppings, transmit diseases to humans. If you notice birds nesting or flying inside your home or attic, it is best to have them removed immediately. Buckeye Wildlife Solutions is Columbus, OH’s #1, top-rated bird removal company. For expert bird removal service, call today at (844) 544-9453!