Central to any bird control activity is the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981), our needs and our clients to ensure compliance however it is also important to ensure activities are responsible and ethical.
The Act states that a person will be liable for prosecution if they:
Whether intentional or unintentional you can be liable and fined if you do not adhere to the legislation. It is essential that you seek expert advice if you believe there is a risk bird nesting could impact your business. Understanding bird behaviour and implementing an effective control method can be complex. It is essential that anyone looking to remove nests and/or deal with nuisance birds obtains advice from an experienced ‘bird’ expert rather than a general pest controller.
If you have any question regarding nuisance or nesting birds, talk to your local NBC bird control expert by calling freephone 0333 567 2020.
Population control is always a last resort and can and should only be considered when all other measures have been exhausted, in these situations it may be possible to carry out such activity under, the ‘General Licence’ which can only be relied upon if the following criterion is observed:
Licence conditions vary for England, Scotland and Wales but as part of our service our teams will guide you, provide advice and if necessary liaise with the relevant bodies – Natural England, Scottish National Heritage and Welsh Assembly on your behalf.
By using NBC's Bird Control services you can have peace of mind that any solution we recommend is effective, legal and humane and will safeguard your commercial activities.
Talk to your local NBC bird control team for advice or to book a Free bird control survey by calling freephone 0333 567 2020.
Author: NBC Environment/Orkin
John Dickson of NBC has over 25 years’ experience managing the conflict that businesses can face with wildlife, birds and pests, reducing risks for many organisations across the UK. Since the business was founded in 1993, John has grown the business expanding the services we offer and developing NBC into one of the leading pest control businesses in the UK and the largest falconry business in Europe.