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Trapping is sometimes the best and only solution to eradicating a bird problem. For example, we were called upon to remedy a Sparrow infestation at a cell tower, which was located in the middle of a parking lot. The problem was that there were a large number of Sparrows congregating on the cell tower and their droppings were covering not only vital components on the cell tower, but also the automobiles located under and near the tower. The problem with conventional bird exclusion, bird control and/or bird deterrent measures (netting, spikes, tension wire or gel) was that the cell tower components could not be disturbed in any way and cell service technicians were constantly on the tower for repairs. Thus, the best solution was trapping.
Trapping is a bird control measure that can be effective at reducing bird populations. However, the customer must be patient because this control measure must be performed on a routine basis over a long period of time. Traps must be installed in areas where birds primarily feed. Every trap must be well supplied with food and water. Prior to setting the traps, the birds should be feed for several weeks. After the birds are used to feeding, the cages should be set. By allowing the birds to eat and freely enter and exit the traps, once the traps are set, a higher percentage of birds will be caught. After the traps are set, the traps should be checked every two to three days so that the captured birds can be removed.