Pests and Treatments
PIGEON & PEST BIRD CONTROL METHODS
Every bird problem is different and will usually demand a survey to assure that the correct proofing, cleaning and safety methods are being employed.
A free site survey will be carried out. If the work is accepted, a risk assessment and method statement will be produced to help protect you, your building, your staff, the general public and our employees. We will also provide advice on hygiene issues.
Various factors will affect the determination of the pest bird to perch or nest at a specific site; this can include the presence of food, shelter, the availability of other roosting sites, the direction that the building is facing and the prevailing wind. These pull factors need to be taken into consideration when deciding on the most appropriate form of deterrent.
Roosting pressure can be divided into three categories; low, medium and high, with the correct techniques, low roosting pressure is the easiest to control.
We are able to offer one off jobs or provide ongoing maintenance to sites. If the work cannot be carried out using the usual access equipment, we have an abseiling team which we can deploy.
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CONTROL METHODS INCLUDE
BIRD NETS OR MESH
These physically prevent access to high pressure roosting sites. These are among the most successful, long lasting and humane methods of control. The nets can be supplied in an array of different colours to match the background, ensuring they aren’t too eye-catching or distracting. Good quality nets, wires and fixing ensure longevity and excellent aesthics.
POINT OR SPIKE SYSTEMS
These are humane deterrents used against pigeons and/or gulls at medium to high pressure sites. These are excellent at restricting access to edges, ledges, gutters, pipes and sills.
Sprung wire has excellent aesthetic qualities but is only useful for low pressure sites, they are tensioned steel wires fixed via a post, either drilled or stuck to ledges, leading edges. They are invaluable in deterring pigeons from landing on pipes.
SHOOTING AND SCARING
These are recognised methods of bird control but need to be carried out relatively frequently to gain long term control, unless employed alongside other, aforementioned systems.
This can be highly effective. Skill and training are prerequisites for success. Follow up treatments may be required to assure ongoing control.
TRANSPARENT PLASTIC STRIP CURTAIN DOORS
These prevent access by birds but allow traffic flow in and out of a loading area, they also aid in the prevention of heat loss. In addition to the above, a comprehensive cleaning program will be employed according to your needs. Whole areas, including lofts and derelict buildings can be cleared of pigeons, their droppings and any contaminated waste. Walls, floors, ledges and beams can be cleaned using safe detergents or pressure washers. Biocides and insecticides are employed to help restore a healthy environment, all waste is disposed with a duty of care.