Bird Control

Affordable Bird Control in Melbourne

Bird Control

Birds can cause problems when they decide to nest in areas of homes or businesses where they are not wanted. Their droppings and nesting materials can spread diseases and damage buildings. It’s best to remove birds and their nests as soon as you notice them trying to move in.

We have over 10 years of experience safely and humanely removing pest birds and proofing buildings against future infestations. We use humane trapping, nest removal, netting, spikes, gels and other methods to get rid of birds and keep them from returning.

If you see birds trying to nest on your home and business in the Melbourne area, call us right away at 03 8595 9880. The longer you wait, the harder they will be to remove. Acting quickly with preventative bird control services can prevent property damage and health risks.

Common Pest Birds Found In Melbourne

On a daily basis, there are 4 main species of birds that we deal with:

  • Indian Mynas
  • Sparrows
  • Pigeons
  • Starlings

Indian mynas are invasive birds that are very territorial and aggressive. They take over nesting areas from native birds and their noisy squawking is a nuisance.

Sparrows may seem harmless, but their droppings can damage buildings. They also nest in gutters and vents, creating fire risks.

Pigeons are also known as rock doves. They nest on building ledges and their acidic droppings can erode stone and metal over time.

European starlings often gather in large, noisy flocks and leave behind copious amounts of its corrosive nature wherever they roost.

In addition to these pest bird species, we also offer solutions for other species like seagulls, ravens, crows, ibises and more throughout the Melbourne area. Just give us a call to discuss your issues and we can come up with a customised removal plan.

Our Bird Control Solutions

Bird control and management solutions we commonly use include:

Bird Spikes

Non-harmful spikes placed on ledges and roof peaks prevent birds from landing.

Bird Netting

Fine netting can exclude them from large areas like courtyards, warehouses, and building faces.

Bird Removal

Our technicians humanely trap problem birds and relocate them away from your property.

Bird Trapping

We strategically place cages to catch multiple nuisance birds for relocation.

Bird Control Agents

Non-toxic gels and surface treatments repel them from landing on treated areas.

Bird Wire

Taut, closely-strung wires block them from landing while allowing light and air to pass through.


Foils, flash tape, ultrasonic devices and effigies frighten them away.


For large bird population, trained technicians may use firearms to humanely cull numbers.

Bird Slopes

Angled panels or added rails cause them to slip off before gaining foothold.

Bird Tracks

Raised rails prevent them from walking where they are not wanted.

Bird Proofing Solution

Blocking all possible entrances or perches provides ultimate bird exclusion.

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Why Birds Are Considered Pests

There are several reasons why they are viewed as pests in urban areas:

  • Disease Vectors – Their droppings can carry over 60 transmittable diseases that could potentially spread to humans or other animals. Diseases like histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella and more are risks.
  • Dropping Damage – The highly acidic nature of bird droppings can erode, stain or corrode building materials, vehicles, machinery, inventory and equipment over time.
  • Nesting Sites – They tend to nest in gutters, vents, warehouse rafters and other problematic areas where nesting debris can clog drains or pose fire hazards.
  • Contamination – Bird droppings can lead to inventory damage, production line, equipment and food service contamination in industrial and commercial settings.
  • Parasites & Infestations – They can bring in other pests like bird mites, fleas, flies, ticks and more that bite humans.
  • Noise & Smell – Large or dense flocks produce bad odors, noise and mess that detract from quality of living and environments.
  • Liability – Bird droppings pose slip-and-fall hazards on walking surfaces if not promptly cleaned. This risks injury lawsuits.


How much is bird pest control?

The cost for professional bird pest control varies depending on the extent of your problem and type of solutions needed. Expect to pay anywhere from $150 – $500 for basic control and bird nest cleaning services, while extensive projects against future entry incur higher rates. Schedule an inspection so we can evaluate your situation and provide an accurate quote.

What is the most effective bird deterrent?

For most property owners, installing a combination of bird control measures like netting, spikes, slopes, wires and repellent gels proves most effective for keeping them away long-term. Quality products like foils, flash tape and effigies also help. We customise an integrated bird management solution plan using several deterrents for best results.

What do birds hate the most?

Birds dislike anything that makes an area difficult to land, roost and nest in. Prickly spikes, slippery slopes, unstable wires, foreign gels, loud sounds, unfamiliar odors, sudden motions and unfamiliar objects like fake predators can all help convince them to leave an area. We use a variety of deterrents they naturally avoid.

Will spraying vinegar keep birds away?

Yes, they strongly dislike the odor of vinegar. However, its effectiveness is limited since the smell dissipates fairly quickly outdoors. Vinegar spray offers temporary repellency at low price, but won’t stop them from returning like preventative measures do once the scent fades.

Does WD-40 keep birds away?

No, WD-40 is not an effective repellent despite some claims. They do not have a natural aversion to the oil-based formula, so spraying it does not deter them from landing, nesting or roosting. At best, the light oily residue makes some surfaces slightly more difficult to grip. But they easily tolerate that minor inconvenience, so WD-40 does not work as a reliable deterrent.

Why Choose Us

  • Over 10 Years Experience
  • Licensed and Insured
  • Humane and Ethical Bird Control
  • Specialised Solutions
  • Customised Management Plans
  • Proactive Approach
  • Established Local Reputation
  • Extensive Pest Control Knowledge
  • Same Day Emergency Service
  • Written Service Guarantees
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction

Our Locations

We proudly offer professional bird control services for homes and businesses throughout the greater Melbourne metropolitan area including:

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Southeastern Suburbs
  • Inner City Areas
  • Western Suburbs
  • Northern Suburbs
  • Southern Suburbs

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Contact Us

If you need fast, effective bird control and humane exclusion against future bird infestation anywhere in Melbourne, call Eco Pest Control today at 03 8595 9880 or request a call back online to schedule service.