Get Rid of Bird Problems | Bird Removal Specialists - PEST UK

Pest control services for Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey & London. Established 1985.

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Get Rid of Bird Problems | Bird Removal Specialists

Which birds which are a nuisance?

Gulls, pigeons, sparrows, starlings and house martins can cause problems when they take roost or nest in or around homes and business premises.

What problems are caused by birds?

  • Gulls can attack people unprovoked, particularly during their breeding season.
  • Bird droppings make pavements and walkways slippery.
  • Large numbers of birds roosting or nesting in a building means a lot of noise and a large amount of droppings that are unsightly and smell unpleasant. Diseases can be spread through nesting materials and droppings that are inhaled when they become dry and airborne. Pigeons reportedly carry more than 110 pathogens, some causing severe respiratory illnesses in humans such as pneumonia. Their droppings can also harbour the fungus Cryptococcus which causes a potentially fatal fungal infection. Secondary insect infestations may occur from parasites which live on birds and in their nests such as mites, ticks, fleas and beetles.
  • An infestation of birds at an office or factory can make the building look unsightly and the business appear unclean, damaging a company’s reputation. If the building is used for food production or packing this violates the Food Safety Regulations 1995 and may result in prosecution of the food company.
  • Birds can cause damage to the structure of property. Droppings are acidic so corrode and erode metals, stonework and brickwork. Nesting materials can block chimneys, flues and guttering.

What bird proofing options do we offer?

  • Anti-perch spikes can be installed on anything which birds can use to perch such as chimneys, lights, balconies and tv aerials. They prevent pigeons from perching and fouling the walls of  buildings and making a mess of walkways and pavements below.
  • Netting can be installed to protect rooftops and balconies from birds landing and perching.
  • Bird Free repellent gel applied on rooftops and around buildings prevents birds from roosting and nesting. The gel creates a glow similar to shimmering fire whilst emitting a pungent odour which together cause an aversion response in birds.

Culling

All wild birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. However, there are certain exceptions which permit professional pest controllers with a wildlife licence issued by government departments to take appropriate action to control certain birds by deterring them to protect a building and the public’s health.

Where absolutely necessary, and if permissible in the location, our qualified technicians can carry out night time shoots for the following birds: crows, jackdaws, rooks, jays, magpies, Canada geese, pigeons, collared doves, monk parakeets and lesser black-backed gulls.

Hawking

Hawking is used to deter nuisance birds at sites where spiking and netting are not feasible. It needs to be carried out frequently to be effective in discouraging pigeons and gulls from feeding, nesting and roosting in a particular area.

The benefits of hawking are

  • it’s a humane method as the nuisance birds aren’t killed but ‘scared’ away;
  • it’s environmentally friendly;
  • there are no visual effects as with netting and spiking.

Chris Gray is our specialist technician for hawking. He currently owns five Harris Hawks, two Peregrine falcons, a hybrid Gyrfalcon and two Peregrine hybrids for situations like landfill sites. The birds of prey are trained to a high level and only receive food from their handler and will not attack other birds or animals. They will also not pester the general public and are undisturbed by machinery or people.

 

Guarantee

  • We guarantee the materials we use – nets, mesh, spikes – for 6-months.
  • Bird Free repellent gel is guaranteed for 6-months if left undisturbed.
  •  We cannot guarantee that hawking will eradicate nuisance birds completely.

 

Products used

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Bird Free repellent gel 

 

Costs

Bird proofing from £75/£90 +VAT
Bird Free repellent gel from £75/£90 +VAT
Hawking* from £200/£220 +VAT
Pigeon culling £100/£120 +VAT

* 2-hour flight £200/£220 +VAT

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