Preventing feral pigeons at Veolia ES Ltd storage facility

Problematic feral pigeons for Veolia ES Ltd

Feral pigeons had started roosting inside a storage outbuilding on the clients premises. The pigeons were fouling on to vehicles stored in the area as well as the ground beneath causing potential slip hazards, health risks for staff and visitors.

Project overview

Pigeons have very basic needs, food, water, and shelter. The location of the site meant a food source was readily available from the nearby industrial estate as waste often over spills from bins. The design of the building lends itself incredibly well to form a shelter for the birds, so their instinct is to seek shelter.

Our solution

NBC have been working closely with Veolia, Garston to bird proof the building to ensure it is fully protected on a long-term basis.

A 50mm flame retardant net was installed to the shed, this installation is a long-term solution to the client’s problem as the Stainless-steel wires and fixings ensure the net durability. NBC also undertook a deep clean of the areas which were particularly affected by Pigeon guano to ensure there were not any health and safety risks for staff or visitors.

This installation has been particularly effective as it has eliminated resting places for the birds to sit encouraging them to change their behaviour and leave the area clear in turn reducing the mess associated with bird fouling.

Many other options are available to deter pigeons, depending on the circumstances at each site. All installations are guaranteed from the moment we commence installation and it is completed by qualified and experienced bird control technicians.

An effective programme is likely to use a combination of methods; however we will always complete a bird survey before making pigeon mitigation recommendations.

More information on pigeon pest control services

Read our useful article 'How To Deter Pigeons' for advice on how to avoid pigeon problems.

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