Birds can be a problem when they find their way into a building looking for food or simply looking to roost and be sheltered. This can cause an undesirable effect visually and in terms of health.
Major bird control issues:
- Risk of infection
- Damage to property
- Additional insect pests can lead to bites and textiles damage
- Bird droppings also increase the risk of people slipping and falling.
There are several signs of a bird infestation:
- Bird droppings
- High levels of insect infestation
- Associated insect pests such as fleas and flies
- Bad smells
Our approach to bird control is systematic. Firstly we survey the extent of the problem. This will then guide us to the most effective method of action.
All Pests Nottingham offer a value for money service using a number of safe, tried and tested bird control techniques including trapping and shooting, building proofing which is followed by humane destruction.
All Pests specialise in helping with pigeons in particular. Find out more below.
Droppings are not only unsightly they can cause long term damage. Fresh droppings, whilst unpleasant, pose no risk to health. It is dried droppings that can potentially spread infection.
Spores from the droppings can be inhaled as dust and carried on the wind. It can cause flu like illness in healthy people, but poses more serious problems to those with low immunity.
Pigeon control techniques include large nets, taut wires or blunt spikes which can be put on buildings to keep them off. Alternatively, stupefying materials may be used or cage traps be set to catch pest birds, which are then humanely destroyed.
Pigeons are descendants of the Rock Dove so they are comfortable living in an urban environment. They tend to scavenge for food, often in substantial numbers where a good food supply is readily available hence the need for pigeon control.
If the conditions are right pigeons are able to breed all year round. They carry and can mechanically transfer to humans diseases such as salmonella.
Pigeons have also been known to carry diseases such as Chiamdiosis, a virus similar to influenza, and Psittacosis, similar to pneumonia