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Solar Panel Bird Proofing

Solar Panel Bird Proofing   There are now over 1 million homes in the UK with solar panels, an expensive and long term investment for your home or business. Almost maintenance free, it is their location at roof level that attracts urban birds, especially pigeons who nest year round. With the influx of solar panels,

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Pigeons Under Solar Panels

PestUK are specialists in protecting solar panels from pigeons and other birds. We install high quality galvanised mesh around sides of solar panels to prevent pigeons from nesting underneath them. This method is 100% effective and almost invisible to the naked eye, so no ugly spikes sticking up. The mesh we use has been designed

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Pigeons – Pests or Pets

Walking past the local fish and chip shop the other day I saw a sign that said “Please don’t feed the pigeons”, and it got me wondering about our attitude to these birds. Pigeons – Pests or Pets Pigeons were domesticated by man over 5,000 years ago for food, pets and racing. Over time escaped

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Bird Spikes & Netting

Myself (Rick Pellen), Rick Null and Mike Cooke are the technicians at PestUK who regularly carry out the installation bird spikes & bird netting. Recently me and Mike built a large pigeon net in Windsor, Berkshire. This was to stop pigeons from fouling a deck in a multi-million pound development of flats adjacent to Windsor

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Contaminated Loft Insulation

Contaminated Loft Insulation: PEST UK now offer a loft clearance and biocide spray to Contaminated Loft Insulation by pigeon or rodent droppings. The service includes the removal of all Contaminated Loft Insulation, the vacuuming of the loft, a biocide spray then the installing of new insulation. For lightly contaminated lofts we also offer a much

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Pigeon & Seagull Netting

Pigeon Netting is the best way to cover large areas that need protecting from Pigeons and Seagulls. These birds can cause damage and foul areas with droppings and in the case of pigeons, their droppings can spread Psittacosis which can be fatal to humans. Because of these factors it is essential that areas that have

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Pigeons Solar Panels

Birds are learning that Solar Panels are a nice place to roost, nest and shelter. PEST UK  are receiving an increasing number of calls relating to pigeons, starlings and seagulls under solar panels. We now have access to a newly designed bird spike that has been designed specifically for use with solar panels. This is

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Bird Proofing in Wokingham

 Recently at PestUK two of our technicians (Rick Pellen and Rick Null) have been completing some much needed bird proofing in Wokingham, Berkshire. Pictures of this are below. Having lived in Berkshire for over 25 years I was very familiar with the problem in this particular parade of shops, as pigeons have been fouling the

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Pest Control in December

Pest Control in December: Last week Rick Pellen completed a pigeon netting job on a balcony on a flat on the Oxford Rd, Reading, Berkshire. Unfortunately the pictures don’t do the job justice as it was nearly dark by the time he had finished. The pleasing thing about this job was that we initially quoted

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Pigeon Spiking & Fire Gel

Pigeon Spiking & Fire Gel: We have recently carried out more bird proofing at Mercerdes Garage Bracknell using spikes as opposed to netting that we did under the ceilings of the car wash bays. This recent work was done on girders and tops of pillars. The spikes prevent perching and roosting by pigeons. Some of

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Pigeon Netting in Ascot Berkshire

Pigeon Netting in Ascot Berkshire: PEST UK is carrying out pigeon spiking on pillars and girders at the front of a prestigious Mercedes garage in Ascot. Pigeons are perching and roosting on the tops of the pillars are girders that support the roof. These will be spiked using metal pigeon spikes to prevent them from

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Pigeon Spiking & Wires

Pigeon Spiking & Wires: Twenty years ago the most common way of preventing pigeons perching, nest building and roosting on ledges and gutters was pigeon wires. Unfortunately pigeons started to ignore the wires in areas of ‘high pressure’. What this means is that if there is a ledge available for them to roost at night

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Pigeon Proofing in Car Park in Berkshire

Pigeon Proofing in Car Park in Berkshire: PestUK have just spent the last couple of days installing pigeon spikes in a car park in Berkshire. Pigeons had been roosting and nesting in many areas throughout the multi-storey car park  for many years. As a result of this many of the areas underneath the roost were

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Pigeon Proofing

  I recently did some rather unusual pigeon proofing. I installed a pigeon net over an air vent to stop pigeons roosting and nesting inside of it. Pigeon proofing is a relatively common request, as pigeons are often a problem with nesting and roosting in these areas, however this  airvent presented a bit of a

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Bird Proofing in Reading

  One of the more unusual types of work carried out by myself at PestUK is known in the trade as ‘bird work’. Bird work usually refers to the job of installing different types of netting and spiking onto existing building or structures, usually to stop pigeons from fouling the area below. In my time

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Bird Proofing

Recently we received an enquiry from a customer asking whether we could do something about pigeons roosting under solar panels he had recently installed on his roof at significant personal cost. There were several options available from us at PEST UK to deal with this type of problem. We are very experienced with doing bird

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Proofing job & more rodent activity

Proofing job & more rodent activity: Today Rick Pellen carried out an interesting pigeon proofing job. Pigeons were roosting on a down pipe but were also roosting in the gap between the solar panels and the roof. I have not seen pigeons doing this before. If this is not a one off then the thousands

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