Experts in pigeon and bird control: culling and proofing; netting and wiring systems our speciality
What birds are seen as a pest and can be controlled?
Many towns suffer from a high population of pigeons and more recently seagulls, providing bird control as a pest prevention measure is becoming more of an issue for businesses and residential properties. Pigeons were introduced by the Normans and unlike many birds have a vastly different strategy to rearing their young; the squabs stay in the nest far longer than other species which means they have a lower mortality rate than other birds. The adults feed the young birds with a milk like substance that they produce in their crop they can feed on anything and still rear the juveniles all year round; meaning that they have no breeding season and will raise young wherever they have a food source and a roost. Seagulls are now a common sight living in inland towns and there is debate on whether fishing practises and the warming atmosphere maybe behind this, however seagulls quickly become a serious and sometimes dangerous pest as they are especially aggressive when they have eggs or chicks nearby.
All Aspects Pest Control believes that when delivering quality bird control solutions, the success depends on flexibility and a reliable cost effective service where the bird control measures are tailored to the client’s needs, our pigeon and seagull proofing service provides a professional, cost effective physical deterrent against all types of perching bird species.
What can you provide for bird control?
Galvanished wire mesh. Strong physical protection from nesting pigeons for void areas; more robust than traditional netting and used specifically to deter all birds from nesting under PV solar panels.
Bird netting. Bird netting systems are extremely cost effective at preventing pigeons and all species of birds from access, roosting and perching inside buildings and around buildings in areas around services and trunking.
Bird spikes. One of the most common types of bird control systems in use, we always use stainless steel spikes which are very effective at making it difficult for pigeons and seagulls to land on a structure.
Bird wire. A very discrete anti-perch system consisting on a fine spring tensioned stainless steel wire attached to metal posts that run along beams and flat surfaces like ledges, very effective on long runs.
Optical gel. This is a non-toxic gel that come supplied in low profile dishes; to all bird species the gel works in the ultraviolet spectrum and looks like fire altering the birds behaviour and preventing them from landing.
Airgun cull. As a cost effective approach for large problem areas like commercial garages and storage areas we can provide a low cost monitoring program of regular inspections and shoots tailored to the customer requirements.
Birds have made a mess in part of one of our buildings, what can be done to make it safe?
As well as providing deterrents to stop pigeons and seagulls from roosting on buildings we also provide clean-up services, safely removing guano, bird carcasses and nesting material from void areas, roofs and buildings where birds have been nesting. Birds not only have a large number of blood sucking parasites that inhabit their roosts and nests but they also host other insects that feed off their waste matter such as carpet beetles and clothes moths which can go onto becoming an insect infestation in their own right.
Could be just leave the mess, after all it will wash away in time?
Bird droppings or guano are a serious slip hazard and if left the acidic properties degrade stonework, brick and metal causing thousands of pounds worth of damage across the UK. Nests and guano can block chimney flues and rainwater systems leading to environmental problems like damp and flooding with rainwater entering buildings damaging stock and the actual structure. We are fully experienced at removing this waste matter and provide a full clean-up service leaving your business premise or domestic address clean and safe.