As a form of pest bird control, bird netting is an effective method to bird proof buildings and commercial areas. It is safe to use, and the installation of bird netting is quick and starts working immediately.
Bird netting is one of the most common and utilised bird proofing solutions, with 100% confidence in places where birds are roosting at night, or nesting. It works by physically blocking pest birds from the areas where they are unwanted. Bird control netting is a highly versatile prevention and can be applied in many different settings from buildings and rooftops to multi-storey car parks, hospitals, hotels and many more.
There are many types of bird netting available, but in order for bird netting to work effectively, the most important element is selecting the right mesh size for the type of pest birds. For example, for the prevention of seagulls, it is recommended to have 75mm mesh, whereas sparrows only require 19mm. If you have more than one type of nuisance bird, the installation of bird netting should accommodate the smallest species of birds.
A project for Kier Construction Ltd required the design and installation of a bird netting system on a flat roof to enable essential servicing of external roof plant. Seagulls were nesting, roosting and defecating on the newly constructed Exeter Bus & Coach Station.
This commercial bird netting solution involved the installation of 75mm gull deterrent netting systems with stainless steel fixtures and fittings to create a physical barrier in order to prevent gulls from entering the areas beneath. This in turn provided secure protection for the maintenance teams to carry out the essential work required.
The installation of bird netting works in many situations to bird proof buildings in cities such as London where urban pest birds are an issue. Even listed buildings can benefit from the advantages that bird netting offers. When properly installed, bird netting can be virtually invisible, being extremely difficult to see from just a few metres away with a range of colour options to further help the netting blend into the surroundings.
NBC Environment are a nationwide company with local bird control teams near you including the major cities of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
For further bird netting advice and how commercial bird netting solutions can help your pest bird problem, get a quote by calling 0333 567 2020 or contact us online.
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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.