Posts With The Category: "Bird Control"
Hawaii is home to some of the most exotic bird species found anywhere on the planet. These majestic and colorful creatures are part of what make our state one of the most significant tourist destinations in the world. But when birds--no matter how exotic--make their homes in or around Hawaiian businesses, they can become a problem.
There are many pest birds that now call Hawaii home. Though they are not native to the Islands, they didn't take any time making themselves comfortable. Some have even managed to make themselves seem as though they belong in this island paradise or that they somehow add to its exotic and wild ambiance. But the truth is, a pest bird is a pest. All it takes is one feral chicken making noise at all hours of the night to realize that these birds are pests, or two dozen pigeons roosting on your roof and leaving their feces everywhere, to understand that pest birds are a pain in the neck.
Are you noticing more and more chickens running around Oahu and parts of Big Island? It’s not just your imagination the feral chicken population in Hawaii is on the rise and has been. These wild chickens are truly free range. They can be found just about anywhere from parking lots to beaches, parks to forests. They are being fed by tourists, eating garbage and sometimes pet food. It is hard to truly conclude where these feral chickens came from. Some believe they are just domesticated chickens that escaped while others believe they are descendants of the red jungle fowl brought to the island 800 years ago.
Tourists flock to Oahu and other parts of Hawaii to see honeycreepers and other native birds. They don’t come to view pigeons but unfortunately these pest birds are here and an ongoing problem. With a preference for urban environments, pigeons in Honolulu and other Hawaiian cities are commonly found in parks, on buildings and bridges, and in grain mills and warehouses. Not only is there an over-population of these pest birds, they’ve become a nuisance pest and a dangerous one. Here are three reasons why homes and businesses don’t want pigeons hanging around.