Roosting and nesting birds pose a nuisance – especially in large numbers.
They leave debris and droppings behind that erode stonework, look unsightly and can pose health risks. Nests can block guttering and dead birds in roof spaces and uncovered water tanks pose a health risk.
In urban environments the nuisance is mainly that of pigeons, although gulls can be as problematic.
Most buildings will need some line of defence or bird-proofing. There are three main considerations: The aesthetics of the building; being able to open windows and access to balconies/outside areas; and cost…