Pest Control for Birds
Most birds are a welcome and beautiful feature of our environment, but pest birds can cause damage and distress, spread disease, and generally make your home or business premises a less than pleasant environment to be in.
The most common birds considered pests in urban areas of the UK are pigeons and gulls. Droppings from pest birds can cause significant structural damage to your home or business premises, as well as vehicles. Pest birds also provide unwanted noise pollution, as well as spreading disease to humans, and actively reducing the population of more desirable wildlife through their aggressive scavenging activities and behaviours.
Other pest birds include starlings, which frequently cause problems when they take up residence in a loft.
There are a number of prevention strategies you can employ to reduce the number of nuisance birds around your home or business, and we are here to provide impartial, expert advice.
Bird Spiking prevents birds from landing on ledges and guttering.
Bird Spiking is a highly effective method for controlling the presence of birds. It is commonly used in urban areas as a humane way of tackling the problem of birds sitting and nesting on or around houses, places of business, and public places. The ‘spikes’ are actually just upward pointing wires that serve as a physical barrier preventing birds from perching wherever they are located, usually on ledges, signage, and along walls and guttering. The ‘spike’ design and height can vary depending on the type of bird you want to deter, and we can ensure the optimal Bird Spiking solution for your particular needs.
Bird Netting prevents birds from reaching places you don’t want them to
Bird Netting allows you to establish a protective ‘barrier’ around an area you do not want birds to reach. Netting is a suitable method for preventing birds from accessing public monuments or other urban structures. Bird Netting is an effective and humane method for deterring birds as it does not trap or harm the birds in any way.
Contact us for impartial advice on your bird proofing requirements.
Often referred to as ‘rats with wings’ feral pigeons have become just as much of a problem in towns and cities as their furry, four-legged counterparts. Descendants of rock doves, originally cliff dwelling birds, the feral pigeon has adapted well to living alongside humans and is an integral feature of town centres across the country.
Pigeons have been known to carry diseases such as Chiamdiosis, a virus similar to influenza, and Psittacosis, similar to pneumonia. Spores from the droppings can be inhaled as dust and carried on the wind. It can cause a flu-like illness in healthy people, but poses more serious problems to those with low immunity. An undisputed and particularly visual pigeon problem however is the mess from their droppings.
Once you have effective pigeon control in place, we can provide guano (droppings) cleaning which will help to lower the risk of disease and to minimise health risk.
For pigeon control services in your area by qualified technicians, call Bath and Bristol Environmental Services now on 07938 614423
Seagulls are a nuisance and can be very intimidating to humans as they have a tendency to become aggressive, particularly during their nesting season.
They can be found in various locations throughout the UK, and Bath and Bristol Environmental Services has a variety of solutions to remove them from your property.