Love them or hate them, birds are an essential part of our natural environment. They maintain a balance, control insects and other pests, perform vital roles in the germination of many plants, and fill the countryside with their joyous songs. But sometimes a need arises for bird pest control.
When they enter the environment of man, especially in our cities, birds can be serious pests. Not only do they foul our buildings and monuments with their droppings, birds can also spread many serious diseases.
At Shield Pest Control, we adapt our approach to fit your real needs.
It is very rare for any feral bird problem to have a single solution. In most cases it requires the expert application of several complementary techniques to bring the problem under control. Using our enormous experience and individual analysis, we offer the most environmentally responsible and effective combination of bird control measures. These may include, amongst other control and management measures, the clearance of roof voids and the application of external deterrents.
We’ve been using Bird Free Fire Gel with great success in deterring birds from nesting and roosting on our clients’ buildings across London including some of the Royal Households. The gel, which is completely harmless makes use of the fact that birds’ vision allows them to see ultra-violet light and so the gel appears to them as fire. Dubbed in the press as ‘fire gel’ it was introduced into the UK four years ago and is being used as an effective, yet unobtrusive, bird control method: well-known installations sites include Covent Garden Market and Paddington Station in London, and St Andrew’s University in Scotland, where it is keeping the gulls away.
Provide a thorough cleaning programme – removing all nests, eggs, fouling, and other debris associated with birds
Installation of pigeon netting to prevent birds from accessing important areas such as plant and pipe work.
Installation of anti perch spikes and post and wire systems to prevent birds from roosting on fascias, window caps and other common areas favoured by pest birds.
If after a thorough risk assessment has been completed it is deemed safe to do so, a controlled shoot would be carried out at dawn or dusk when pests birds generally return to their nesting areas.
Shield Pest Control is based in South East London, with over 400 clients nationwide.