There are various laws that determine which bird species are deemed to be pests, they detail how, why, when they should be controlled, by whom and also how they should be disposed of. It is essential that these laws are abided by.
Protection of Animals Act 1911 – 1927
Public Health Act 1961
Poisons Act 1972
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Food and Environmental Protection Act 1985
Environmental Protection Act 1990
The General License produced by DEFRA outlines which birds are presently considered pests. The General License allows an authorized person to take damage or destroy the nests of certain listed species.
The following are presently listed as pest bird species:
- Hooded Crow
- Collared Dove
- Great Black-Backed Gull
- Lesser Black-Backed Gull
- Herring Gull
- Feral Pigeon
- Wood Pigeon
- Canada Goose
A thorough survey will be required to assess how the above birds should be controlled, the survey is free.
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS:
1st 4 Pigeon Control London provides unrivalled training both internally and externally to assure that work carried out is the best available. The company is fully insured audited by the British Pest Control Association and a member of BASIS (PROMPT).
Bird control technicians are:
- BPCA / RSPH level 2 certified
- IOSH (Health & Safety) trained and certificated for working at height
- IPAF qualified to use moveable elevated working platforms
- CSCS qualified to allow work within the construction industry
- PASMA qualified to use towers safely
- PAL Powered Access Licences held
- Regularly internally and externally trained in accordance to PROMPT
Failing to train is training to fail
Examples of unsuccessful work carried out by other companies