The rooftop plant machinery structures had been infested with pigeons for around 2 years, even though this was an area the public could not access there were still health and safety concerns due to the need for regular servicing. Around 80 pigeons were roosting on parapets and around the plant machinery, over a two year period pigeon droppings had accumulated on the roof on and around air conditioning units. This was concerning due to:
Peterborough City Hospital is the new general district hospital for the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire area. The hospital was opened in 2011 and was the largest building project in the city since the cathedral was built.
Since its construction the hospital has been infested with a pigeon population that the facilities team was struggling to deal with. The high number of pigeons posed a significant health and safety risk from the build-up of pigeon droppings and nesting activity.
Our team of experts implemented a pigeon deterrent programme using a number of methods. Due to the high pressure of pigeons on the site a trapping programme was commenced to reduce the pigeon population on site. Following this a major cleaning and sanitation programme completed to remove the pigeon mess from the site. A total of 50 black bags of pigeon waste were cleared, that’s a significant health risk and a lot of mess!
Our team installed pigeon netting over the roof plant machinery to prevent pigeons accessing the plant and structures. Bird proofing using netting is 100% effective if maintained and is a long term solution for total exclusion of the area for the pigeons.
The pigeon proofing installed will have many benefits including:
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