Bird control services include a variety of bird deterrent techniques to solve pest bird problems without harming the birds in any way.
The aim of utilising bird deterrents is to move on nuisance birds to another area where they can live more harmoniously.
Birds of prey or falconry is a natural way to deter birds such as seagulls and pigeons, using specially trained hawks and falcons. In the wild, these falcons would be a natural predator and therefore pigeons and other birds will stay well away and find a new and safer home to inhabit.
In essence, falconry deters pest birds from a particular area through their learnt behaviours, leaving the site free from the nuisance of pest birds. The use of a bird of prey as a deterrent is also environmentally friendly - This method of bird deterrent is particularly useful for large buildings and industrial estates or wide-open areas, such as landfill sites, where bird proofing isn’t an option.
While bird spikes may not look bird friendly, they do not cause any harm to birds and are in fact recommended by the RSPB and British Wildlife Conservation. Bird spikes are an effective solution and bird proofing deterrent for all types of birds, particularly larger birds which cannot land on the small spikes. They are also available in different heights to ensure they work as a seagull and pigeon deterrent to prevent the birds from landing on buildings, ledges or indeed any surface.
Bird wire deterrent is a very cost-effective bird control system, and is particularly good as a pigeon or seagull deterrent. Being an extremely versatile bird control service, bird wire can be adapted to protect many buildings from the harm and destruction caused by pest birds. As a versatile solution to nuisance birds, the wire is usually invisible from the ground, making bird wire a discreet bird proofing method. This is one reason why it is used on glass buildings and is a favourite form of bird control often preferred by architects.
As the UK’s leading bird proofing experts, we have been installing bird spiking and bird wire deterrents since 1993. Both of these bird deterrent solutions can be used in conjunction if the situation merits their use.
Our qualified bird control teams and highly trained falconers can help deter pigeons and seagulls from returning to buildings and locations through effective use of seagull and pigeon deterrents. We only use humane and proven deterrent methods to scare pigeons and gulls away including laser bird deterrents, bird gel repellent and electric deterrents.
Wherever you are located, we have professional bird control teams which operate across the UK. Talk to our friendly experts on 0333 567 2020 for advice or get a quote online here.
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.