For as long as mankind has lived in urban conurbations, we have attracted opportunist Gulls, Pigeons, Starlings, and Sparrows, to name a few. And by creating artificial roosting/nesting sites with easy access to food sources, we have created a fantastic artificial environment for many bird species to thrive.
When the Avian pest species find an excellent place to take up residence, colonies will be established in surprisingly quick order.
All Landguard Pest Controls methods of bird control comply with legislation set out in the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981)
So what’s so bad about a few birds around the place!?
- Firstly, birds have a wide range of diseases transferable to us through close contact or exposure to droppings, including listeria, ornithosis, and E-coli.
- Birds will defecate heavily over nesting sites and roosts. The corrosive nature of the droppings risks historic architecture, damaging metalwork, stone, and brickwork.
- Droppings from the birds on pavements and fire escapes will become a dangerous slip hazard.
- Nesting birds regularly block gutters and chimneys with nesting materials leading to potential overflows, leaking, and costly repair bills.
- Shop fronts and monuments soiled with bird guano project a negative image to members of the public.
- Parasitic outbreaks, including mites, fleas, and ticks, are often linked to bird activity in and around homes and businesses.
- Under the Food Safety Act 1990, fines for non-compliance with Safety legislation may be imposed.
Prevention and Control Strategies
Through professional consultation around on-site hygiene/housekeeping and using a range of proofing techniques to limit building access, resident populations can be dispersed without needing more lethal control measures.
Our proofing systems utilize barriers, spikes, nets, and wire singly or in combination to significant effect. Recent innovations in ‘active systems,’ including shock strips, sonic scarers, and optical gels, have given us further deterrents at our disposal to discourage birds looking to land or roost on our customer’s buildings.
Occasionally, where particularly heavy infestations of avian pest species occur, we may have to employ bird management techniques, including shooting or trapping, until the situation is under control. Proofing and prevention, however, is always our primary concern.
Landguard Pest Control will
- Carry out an assessment including health and safety and potential environmental and wildlife impact.
- Prevent contamination and disease.
- Protect investments.
- Help you meet your legal requirements.
- Safeguard your reputation.
- Provide child and pet-friendly solutions
- Book an appointment time to suit you
- Employ fully insured and qualified technicians
- Utilize professional products