Microbee Bird Control Ltd was established in 1996 and through the years we have gained a lot of experience of how to protect buildings from unwanted bird pest species. We find solutions that work well for all parties involved, taking into account the current surrounding environmental conditions and including native bird conservation and protection as much as possible.
Those who are experiencing/anticipating problems with gull species should please take note that due to changes in legislation there will be extra action needed going forward in order to legally control certain species. Gulls are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and in order to operate within the confines of the law, we are to deter them with egg replacement programmes which require a specific licence.
This licence must be obtained in advance and needs sufficient evidence to be granted. We ask all clients to keep a record of any/all activity which can be deemed dangerous and destructive so that we can support licence applications efficiently. Without sufficient evidence the licence is at risk of not being granted.
If you have any questions regarding what is required, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
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. We offer a wide range of Bird Control solutions to protect buildings as well as the health of people living and working in them.
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
Anti-perch spikes are an effective way of deterring birds from roosting on a variety of building and structural surfaces. 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. Our standard bird spikes are heavy duty 304-grade stainless steel spikes with UV-stabilised polycarbonate bases. These are usually installed to surfaces with neutral elastic, 1-component adhesive. In cases where the bird spikes cannot be glued directly to the surface, we can use gutter or window attachments. Spikes come in a range of widths, lengths and densities, depending on the depth of area that requires protection and on the species of pest bird.
Anti-perching wire works in a similar way for low-pressure infestation areas and provides a better looking solution, if this is desired.
If you need bird spikes to protect your building speak to our bird control team today.
Bird netting is the most effective and long-term bird control solution, offering protection from any species of pest bird. The installation of exclusion netting provides protection for 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.
If you would like further advice or to discuss a particular requirement contact our team of professional installers
The Agrilaser is a bird control system which uses a laser to deter 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.
If you have large areas of existing bird fouling and old bird nests that need removing our bird control team can clean and sterilise affected surfaces. Unfortunately, due to the corrosive nature of bird fouling there maybe residual staining on the surface that cannot be removed without damaging the surface. 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.
A discreet ledge / edge protection system.
Solar panels need protection from roosting and nesting birds.
In addition to our standard bird proofing services we can also provide solutions tailored to a site specific requirement.
A natural, non-lethal method of deterring pest bird species include using bird of prey. The birds of prey are trained specifically to deter the birds from staying in the area and not to harm them.
Using bird of prey provides temporary means of reducing the number of pest birds on a site, whilst more permanent solutions (mechanical barriers) can be implemented.
An effective method of managing pest bird populations is to remove the bird’s eggs from the nest before they hatch. Fake or “dummy” eggs are then put into the nest in their place. The gulls will not be able to tell the difference and these eggs will of course never hatch! Gulls are protected and although actively killing birds is illegal in the UK, egg replacement is not and is an effective, humane alternative.
Once the gulls have stopped frequenting the area, the bird team can discuss other methods of stopping the gulls roosting in the first place and making the buildings a much less desirable place to nest.
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.
Culling is only suggested once all other methods and resources involved have been carefully evaluated. Culling take place mostly at night or early morning under risk evaluated conditions and with special consideration to health and safety and all legislation involved
TheMICROBEE 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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