The Legal and Ethical Considerations of Bird Control
Gulls and pigeons are the two most common bird pests for UK property owners.
They nest on structures and spread droppings that attract maggots and termites.
Despite the risk of birds to property and people, you are not allowed to harm these birds in any way. Otherwise, there could be legal implications and penalties for doing so.
Here are the top legal and ethical considerations of bird control.
Make Every Attempt to Deter Nuisance Birds
UK law requires property owners to make every attempt to dissuade and deter nuisance birds before attempting any harmful methods. The types of deterrence tactics you should try initiating include the following:
· Remove and eliminate available food sources around your property to make birds less likely to want to perch or nest there.
· Set up barriers and spikes on places where birds like to perch and nest, such as the ledges of buildings and near the gutters.
· Falcons, hawks, and other predatory birds can be used to deter nuisance birds away from the area.
The idea is to block and limit entry points onto your property for birds to use. These are considered legal and ethical considerations of bird control before using more extreme methods.
Call a Professional
Calling a professional is a better way to resolve a bird pest problem through non-lethal methods. Contact Van Vynck at 0808 501 5604 to learn more.