Bird control is an important aspect of pest management for many property owners, as birds can cause damage to buildings, spread diseases, and create nuisances. The most common bird species that cause problems include pigeons, sparrows, crows, starlings, and seagulls. If you're experiencing a bird infestation on your property, here are some useful tips to help prevent and control the problem:
Bird spikes are a versatile bird control method, designed to provide effective and humane control of problem urban birds. The upward pointing wires or ‘spikes’ can be placed on the roof, walls, windows, and ledges. They prevent birds from landing by acting as a physical barrier to the birds without hurting them.
Bird netting is another example of creating a physical barrier to prevent birds from entering an area or landing. It can be stretched over large areas such as entire roofs, structures, or elevation of a large building, from the first floor upwards.
For larger industrial, aerospace, and urban areas laser technology is now being used to deter pest birds. The laser beam is perceived as an approaching danger by nuisance birds, such as pigeons and seagulls, so they instinctively move away from protected areas.
Another visual bird deterrent is bird repellent gel, it is a new method of bird control that uses food-grade natural oils. To the birds, the gel gives off ultraviolet light, which appears to them as flames, birds avoid the flames they see from the gel and move to a safer location. In addition to the visual deterrent, to alters birds’ behaviour further, bird repellent gel is made from natural oils’ which both smell and taste repugnant to the birds.
If you need help with a bird control problem, we can help. Hiring a bird control professional is the most effective way to prevent unwanted bird infestations. We have expert knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively remove birds from your property or business and prevent them from returning. We can help identify and seal off any access points that may be attracting birds to your property, as well as recommend and implement effective repellent methods. By entrusting the job to a professional, you can ensure that your bird control efforts are successful and save yourself the time and hassle of trying to tackle the problem on your own.
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.