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What You Didn’t Know About Feeding Birds

Jun 08 in Pests

What You Didn’t Know About Feeding Birds

Many people enjoy feeding birds in their gardens. This could be to help the birds survive in harsher weather and also ensure they have food for their chicks in spring.  Or just to view them feeding in your garden. What you didn’t know about feeding birds is that this can lead to a number of pests entering yours and your neighbours gardens and causing a number of problems.


While many types of birds will benefit from bird feeders and will be pleasant to view, pigeons can also be attracted and can cause problems. Their roosting on guttering and other areas around the home can lead to bird droppings staining patios and glass.  Pigeons have even learnt that solar panels provide a safe place to nest. PESTUK technicians can help by removing nests and pigeons and provide proofing for solar panels and for gutters and other areas around your home.


Where bird food is left on a bird table or hanging in a bird feeder some can be scattered down on to the floor or is easily reached with climbing. This source of protein is ideal for rats and can lead to them nesting near by. Rats carry diseases and can breed very fast if given ample food and a water supply.What You Didn't Know About Feeding Birds


Squirrels can be attracted to an area where birds are feeding. If the bird feed is close to a nest area the squirrel can also steal the birds eggs and feed on them as well as on the protein rich bird food. The squirrel may then also claim territory and become a nuisance and cause damage to a loft. Squirrels are clumsier than rats and mice and can be quite loud while moving about at night.

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PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

PESTUK have offices in BalhamOxfordGuildfordEnfield, Potters Bar, Reading,  Shepperton, Wantage,  SalisburySt Albans, Stevenage and Ware.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding- What You Didn’t Know About Feeding Birds, or any other pest problem you may have.


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