Feral Pigeon

The Feral pigeon is wide spread throughout the country and can be a serious pest in towns and cities. Nesting on buildings and ledges, they cause large amounts of fouling and damage to buildings and vehicles. Droppings can also make pavements, steps and external fire escapes slippery.

Pigeons can transmit Salmonella food poisoning, ornithosis and fowl pest.

House Sparrow

One of the most common of the garden birds, the House sparrow is found throughout our towns and cities. Their droppings can contaminate foodstuffs and their presence often leads to the introduction of insect pests such as Dermestid beetles.

These birds may become major pests of food manufacturing sites and supermarkets, where they enter the premises through open doors and windows, often finding suitable nesting sites indoors.

House Sparrows are protected

…under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take a starling, or to take, damage or destroy an active nest or its contents. Preventing the birds from gaining access to their nests may also be viewed as illegal by the courts. It is therefore important to check for active nests before any repairs to roofs and soffits are carried out during the breeding season.

If you require further advise on birds entering the premise, please give us a call.

Starlings

Starlings are everywhere. These gregarious birds can be seen throughout the UK and flock together at dusk to roost in vast numbers. Occasionally, tree branches and power lines can break under the weight of roosting Starlings! During the winter months, the UK native Starling population is added to by millions of birds migrating from northern and eastern Europe.

Damage caused by droppings produced at starling roosts can be tremendous, and the noise and smell are overpowering.

Starlings are protected

…under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take a starling, or to take, damage or destroy an active nest or its contents. Preventing the birds from gaining access to their nests may also be viewed as illegal by the courts. It is therefore important to check for active nests before any repairs to roofs and soffits are carried out during the breeding season.

If you have a problem with birds entering the premises, please give us a call and we will be happy to advise you on what can be done.

Sound Deterrent

Bird scaring  works by playing natural distress calls of target species. 9 distress calls, pre-loaded into the device, include species of Herring, Common and Black Headed Gull, Lapwing, Starling, Rook, Magpie, Pigeon and Crow. Other calls are available. The distress caller works by instinctively alerting a species of danger. The birds will hear distress calls of their own type and stay away from the area, because of the potential danger, alerted by the distress calls. Suitable for low to medium bird activity.

This Method is good for areas where proofing is not possible or very expensive, or where temporary control is required.

Bird and Pigeon Netting services

This method comprises of nylon netting, fixed to a wire rope frame that is pre-tensioned. The result is net that all bird types can’t pass through. Birds also find the net very unpleasant for them to land or perch on. Nets are fixed to the ground using a multitude of methods, with masonry bolts and clamp systems mostly commonly used. Sometimes further support structures might need constructing for additional wiring. All components and fittings are either stainless steel or galvanised for guaranteed long life.

Bird and pigeon netting is very effective in preventing access to recesses, alcoves and balconies which are usually hard to protect effectively using other methods. The bird netting is inconspicuous when viewed from a head on angle.

Bird Proofing-Spikes

Bird Spikes are steel or projections, providing excellent bird proofing by making surfaces hard or unpleasant to land on, therefore preventing roosting. Usually made from a plastic basing, they comprise of metal spikes that stick outwards and upwards. Bird spikes are attached to a building, being glued to a surface or fixed directly by nails or screws. Bird and pigeon spikes come in a variety of sizes and strengths for a range of bird types. Total Bird Control can give advise on which system is suitable in your situation.

This method provides extremely effective bird proofing and protection. Bird and pigeon spikess are usually easily seen from a ground level. At Total Bird Control however we are conscious of this and so install bird spikes in an inconspicuous and clean style which lessens the aesthetic look significantly.. Being extremely flexible they are perfect for uneven and irregular areas, and areas where other bird deterrent systems are not possible.

Pigeon fouling removal & cleaning

If birds enter buildings and go unnoticed, large amounts of fouling and associated waste can build up. Heavy infestations on external areas of buildings create large amounts of fouling and make buildings look unsightly. The fouling is also very acidic and causes damage to the fabric of buildings, which in turn leads to higher cleaning and repair bills.

Total Bird Control’s teams decontaminate and treat fouling with insecticide and biocide prior to removal, thereby reducing the risk of disease transmission. This work is normally completed prior to installing bird proofing to the areas of infestation.

Removing bird droppings and decontamination is a job that should be carried out by a professional. Employing a reputable bird and pigeon control company like A1 Pest Service gives you peace of mind that you are hiring a professional company, that is fully compliant with all current legislation.

All pesticides used in the control/treatment of fouling are selective and applied to ensure safety. Method statements and risk assessments will be completed before work commences.

Avishock

Minimum visibility protection, effective against all species, at all infestation pressures, in almost any location over an extended lifetime… AVISHOCK™ is set to change the face of urban bird management in the UK.

AVISHOCK™, Electric Bird Deterrent System provides a hugely valuable new professional management option alongside traditional bird spikes, bird nets and bird wire – proven not to harm birds.

House Martins

House martins are summer visitors to the British Isles, spending the winter in tropical Africa. Traditionally, house martins used overhanging cliffs and rock ledges on which to build nests, but house eaves mimic this habitat adequately and are more widespread. House martins tend to breed in colonies and whilst they are not so loyal to particular nest sites as are swallows, nevertheless many do return year after year. Their nesting period is slightly longer than either swifts or swallows and the third brood can still be in the nest in mid September. This is important when considering when to undertake work which may cause disturbance to the birds. Remember it is illegal to remove a nest while being built or in use.

If you require proofing work to prevent further nesting we can do this out of season, and if you have a nest active we can stop debris coming from nest till end of season, then carry out proofing works.