Serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Since 1985

Birds Away/Pigeons Away, a division of Van Gelder Enterprises, Inc. has been solving bird and pigeon problems in San Francisco since 1985. We are a San Francisco Bay Area-based, California Corporation with a commitment to quality work and fair pricing. These two ideas have been the basic guidelines in serving our client’s needs, while growing and refining our techniques and procedures. The quality of our work, the results we consistently achieve plus our proven reputation continue to attract new and repeat account clients.

Birds Away/Pigeons Away specializes in humanely solving pest bird problems and activity on any surface where birds may land (i.e. ledges, rooflines, windowsills, columns, etc), without changing the aesthetic appearance of the structure.


To provide cost effective solutions to pest bird problems by using, low visibility, aesthetically focused, humane methods, with a variety of materials and installation procedures that offer the value and results that our clients seek and expect.


Read the most recent reviews below:

Great Job
They were very attentive to job that I needed done. Highly recommended. I will come back to them for future projects.
Carl H. –

We have used your service twice now , and have been pleased with both times .
Can1998 –

Little Birds Be Gone!
I was ecstatic to find this company that happened to be located in my own East Bay suburb. The work that I requested to be done was completed on-time and the technicians did an excellent job. They were friendly, too! Top notch crew! I am more than happy with the excellent work that was completed at my residence. I will use this company for any related projects in the future and certainly will recommend the service to any one who needs this type of work.
Nick N. –

Birds begone!! That’s what we wanted!
Doris M. –

Thank you for standing by your work! The Birds are gone!
Amy F. –

Birds Away
Outstanding work, these guys did a great job .
Luis R. –

I had a courtyard pigeon proofed and Birds Away did an excellent job. Even the tenants all commented on what a great job and very impressed. I have also recommended them to a neighbor. I mam so happy I chose Birds Away! Joyce B.
Joyce B. –

I used “Pigeon Away” once before on another project and Dave’s enthusiasm had not diminished. He is prompt, knowledgeable, committed to meet all of my expectations and makes no excuses. On this particular project, he even coordinated the access with the adjacent neighbor and keep me posted and informed. The work was done on time and there was no compliant whatsoever from the neighbor. I would never hesitate to use “Pigeon Away” on any of my projects.
Stanley W. –

Reliable, good work, good staff, on schedule.
Sunita D. –

Pigeons Gone
I highly recommend Birds Away if you have a Pigeon problem. Since I used their service, the pigeons have stayed away from my house. I am very satisfied.
Solomon N. –

Workers were very professional and courteous . We’re able to provide me with a lot of great information in keeping birds away. I wish I would’ve done it sooner.
Alberto G. –

Real pros. A creative, hardworking team who successfully solved our pigeon problem. Also the price was reasonable, esp considering the time and work involved. We are very pleased with the job.
Kina S. –