If pest birds are using your buildings or structures for roosting, perching or nesting, they can cause serious damage to your property; it’s an expense that is preventable.
The accumulation of droppings, with the subsequent risk of corrosion, disease and secondary insect infestations, is a very real problem for businesses.
Pigeons are some of the most serious pest birds in the UK, Pigeons cause damage to property and agriculture, and are a threat to human health and safety. Pigeons are believed to be a reservoir and vector for more than 50 human and livestock diseases including ornithosis, histoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Pigeon droppings, carcasses and nesting materials can clog drains on roofs, possibly causing them to collapse if water does not drain off.
Droppings coming off the edge of these roofs can make a mess on the pavement below. Additionally, bird droppings are very acidic and can eat away at many substrates, especially tar-based roofing materials, causing leaks. Bird droppings will fade paint finishes on vehichles, airplanes and other vehicles by actually eating into the protective coating and the paint itself.
We can help by removing the infestation, cleaning your buildings, repairing the damage and preventing future bird problems.
BIRDS OF PREY/HAWKING
It is becoming increasingly common to see pest species such as feral pigeons and gulls occupying the skyline. They are frequently seen in town centres, warehouses, loading gantries and many other urban areas. These birds do not only cause businesses and the public unsightly mess they are also plagued with diseases. They promote secondary insect infestation on their nesting sites, create noise, smell and health and safety hazards wherever they are found. All animals have their natural predators – even urban birds that have had no first hand experience of predators still carry the genetic memory.The site of a bird of prey is enough to cause the pest to take flight, and when hawks/falcons are flown in a specific routine it will alter their roosting and nesting patterns. All our work is fully insured with both public liability insurance and all technicians are highly trained, highly skilled pest controllers.
Bird netting prevents pigeons, starlings and other pests from gaining access to roosting and nesting areas off your property. Bird Netting will seal off all openings and other havens for pest birds such as pigeons, starlings, sparrows and black birds from roosting. Bird Netting is easy to install and Britannia can offer a yearly up-keep contract making bird netting hassle free and an inexpensive sensible choice. Bird Netting is lightweight, pliable so it won’t deteriorate with age or lose strength when exposed to the elements of weather.
Pigeons may be live-trapped on buildings and other likely locations. Live-traps for pigeons are available. Pre-baiting the traps with grains that the birds are accustomed to will increase success. A variety of baits, including cracked corn, millet, popcorn, sunflower seeds, peas, bread, and peanuts can be used. Water is available in the trap at all times. Trapping in any given area will usually reduce the number of pigeons quickly and humanely, it is labor intensive, and most of the time a great reduction measure.
Involving teams of certificated marksmen and conforming to detailed risk assessments and method statements. With other more modern bird removal methods this is a far less frequently chosen solution and is only used as part of an integrated approach.
The Aftercare – Our Bird Cleaning service
Bird fouling is extremely hazardous and should only be removed by professional contractor’s. It is now well documented there are a number of dangerous diseases that can result from fouling and so there are strict procedure’s to follow when removing it.We are experts in the specialist field of bird fouling removal.Our teams are fully trained and understand all the risks associated with fouling, and how to remove it safely. Contaminated items would also be removed and disposed of according to current legislation. Our technicians first carry out a biocide detoxification and an insecticidal treatment. (There are numerous insects and parasites that live in pigeon debris). Only then is the debris safe to be bagged, sealed and ready for transport and disposal according to legislation.