A general heading this one as the control of birds is relatively common across the different species.
Please be aware that birds are protected species and can only be controlled i.e. culled, under licence. If in doubt we suggest you seek advice first.
The common bird species that cause both public health and agricultural problems are as follow:
- Feral pigeon
- Corvids (magpies, crows etc)
- Canada goose
Once again please be aware of the protected status of all the UK’s bird species.
Bird control can take the form of both culling and more often than not bird proofing.
The main techniques for bird removal are shooting and trapping. With the former there are obvious problems in urban areas.
Bird proofing, when performed correctly, is a highly effective method in dispersing birds from given areas or buildings. Within bird proofing we also include bird scaring.
Bird proofing techniques use the application of spikes, wires and nets for example and various other ‘mechanical’ deterrents.
Alongside bird proofing and control we also offer a service for the safe and efficient removal of bird droppings and debris from soiled areas.