Why Birds are a Nuisance
Birds are not always on everyone’s list when you ask about common pests, but
they certainly can be. In the UK pigeons are one of the most common species of
bird that are considered pests for homes and commercial buildings, others include seagulls, jackdaws,
crows, magpies, and doves. Even the house sparrow can nest on homes and clog gutters and
downspouts causing leaks.
One of the worst issues with pest birds that decide to set up residence on your home or commercial
property is their droppings. There are several problems with it and especially when there is a group of
birds. It doesn’t always take too many, we aren’t talking scenes with a likeness to Alfred Hitchcock’s The
Birds! Accumulative bird droppings cause health issues. Where it dries and becomes dust, or
contaminates water, the consumption of this can lead to things like salmonella or psittacosis. Bird
droppings are also acidic and can corrode the materials of your building.
How to Spot a Bird Infestation
A single bird nesting on your home may not be cause for concern. If you notice a number of birds on and
around your home, office building or workplace then you may need to start looking at ways to prevent
birds from causing a nuisance to you.
It could be that you notice a bird problem from other factors. Bird droppings can be a telltale sign of a
bird infestation and one that you certainly want to look at. Given the potential health risks getting rid of
birds can benefit your family or workforce. You may notice damage to your property, leaking guttering
or drainpipes. If you have solar panels then you will want to find ways to deter birds from landing and
nesting on them as they can cause damage to these
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What you can do
You may want to have a look at some bird deterrents and there are bird control products on the market
that can be effective. We strongly recommend getting professionals in to deal with a bird problem,
especial where bird dropping is concerned as this needs to be dealt with by trained technicians with
protective clothing and equipment.
If you are looking for deterrents to try and prevent a bird infestation occurring, then please look at
products that deal with them in a more humane way. Rather than scaring birds and causing them
distress look at more effective bird control. Bird free fire gel is something that people claim is an
excellent bird repellant. It is a gel that is harmless and projects UV lighting. It is made from natural food-
grade oils and to birds, will appear as a flame, causing them to avoid the area.
What we can do
The situation will need to be assessed to decide on what the best course of action is. We can safely and
professionally deal with areas that require bird droppings to be removed. For birds that are residing on
the property, we will always look to move nesting sites, rather than destroy the nests.
Looking at the options we can deal with the issues and look at preventative methods or bird proofing
methods to deter birds from returning and causing more damage. This could be bird netting around building tops. Some areas of the building may be better served with bird spikes. Both options stop birds from landing on the property. It could be that sonic deterrents would suffice; these repel birds hearing the noise and can be a gentler way of getting rid of birds.
We also offer bird dropping removal from lofts, roofs, and walkways. We can also sanitise these areas using specific biocides designed to tackle bacteria and viruses carried by birds - especially pigeons.