Birds carry a variety of diseases such as E.Coli, Listeria and Ornithosis that can be transmitted to man not only from fouling but also the bird themselves. When dry, pigeon fouling can become airborne in small particles, which can lead to respiratory complaints such as psittacosis.
Bird droppings are acidic and can corrode stonework, brickwork, insulation and even metals. Nesting materials can block chimneys, flues and guttering, causing damage to buildings as water overflows from blocked gutters.
Buildings covered in fouling look unpleasant and can smell. They often reflect a poor image to potential clients or tenants. Potential customers observing a heavy bird infestation on premises may not want to do business with you or even move into a new property.
Other issues that have been linked closely to bird activity are parasites such as mites, ticks, fleas, beetles and even cockroaches! So if you have a parasitic infestation, which has presented a challenge in eradication you could have a current or past problems with birds.
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 all wild birds, their nests and eggs are protected. Some birds, in certain situations, are regarded as pests and can present limited exception within this act. Once all non-lethal methods have been considered, specific birds can be killed under the General License
If you have large areas of existing bird fouling and old bird nests that need removing our bird control can clean and sterilise affected surfaces. Unfortunately, due to the corrosive nature of bird fouling residual staining cannot be removed without damaging the surface of the material. Safety information for our disinfectants and chemicals we use can be found in our Knowledge Base. It is important that bird fouling is removed prior to the installation of bird proofing.
Unless surfaces are clean from bird fouling then adhesives for bird control methods such as bird spikes will fail and pest birds will return over time. Cleaning pigeon droppings and bird fouling is a simple process, techniques and chemicals used will depend on the location, density and age of the fouling.
Contact our Bird Control team directly to discuss any aspect of cleaning and nest removal.
Bird Proofing is the most effective and long term solution to any bird problem. Installing exclusion netting offers protection to a larger area than any other solution on the market. Exclusion netting can be used horizontally or vertically to protect a wide range of structures, either permanently or as a short-term solution.
This system of bird control will protect canopies, light wells, the underside of bridges, building facades and a wide range of other structures. An additional benefit of exclusion netting is that it offers protection from fouling and nesting without causing harm to feral birds and is the best deterrent available for large coverage. A discreet bird proofing solution exclusion netting offers several years of protection all year round from a wide range of bird species.
If you would like further advice or to discuss a particular requirement contact our team of professional installers
We can install bird control spikes to ledges, cills, parapets and any building edge to prevent birds from roosting. Anti-perching wire works in a similar way for low-pressure infestation areas. Similar to bird control netting bird spikes are not harmful to birds. Bird spikes are a great deterrent to pigeons and gulls who cannot negotiate the thin plastic spikes and will avoid them.
If you have an issue with small birds then exclusion netting will be a better solution. Installation of bird spikes will not cause damage to your building and can easily be removed if required in the future. There are a variety of bird spikes on the market and our bird control team will advise on the best solution to suit the area you need to protect, from a security camera to a parapet wall.
If you need bird spikes to protect your building speak to our bird control team today.
The Agrilaser is a bird control system which uses a laser to repel pest birds including Canada Geese, Pigeons, Seagulls, Crows, Sparrows and all UK pest species. Where access is challenging or bird netting is beyond budget constraints the Agrilaser system is a cost-effective solution.
The Microbee Bird Control team can survey and install the Agrilaser system. As safe, non-harmful deterrent, birds will treat the laser beam as a physical obstacle and avoid the area. After long-term use birds will see the area as dangerous and not return. As with all laser devices the Agrilaser has to be used within strict guidelines.
If you would like to know more about the Agrilaser system and how it could be an effective bird control solution for your premises contact our Bird Control team
An alternative when no other system is practical. Gull eggs are replaced with dummy eggs, which over time persuades gulls to seek a new breeding site.
When a non-visible solution is required to protect ledges, parapets etc.
This is an alternative to roof netting. The orange wire is run parallel across the roof at 400mm intervals. This gap is not enough for gulls to be able to land on the roof.
To find out more about any of our bird proofing solutions contact our Bird Control team.
The Microbee bird control team are friendly professionals trained to a very high level. We hold a wealth of industry specific certifications so you can be sure you are in good hands.
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