Pigeon Pest Control Services in London

Pigeon Pest Control Services in London
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London & the Southeast

Pigeon Pest Control Services in London

The most common nuisance bird species in our towns and cities the feral pigeon Columba livia causes considerable damage to buildings and poses a real risk to the health of those who use them.

Pigeon Pest Control Services

Most Feral Pigeons are blue-grey with a white rump, although there are many colour variations. They have iridescent feathers on their head and neck and two broad black bars across each wing and a broad dark band across the end of the tail.

Why Control?

Feral Pigeons are a type of nuisance bird and can be very damaging to buildings and their occupants. Their activity in and around urban areas can cause problems such as delays in building projects, health and safety hazards and obstruction of maintenance equipment, meaning that it can’t be repaired if necessary. This can range from areas such as multi-storey building complexes to rural housing areas, with the effects being incredibly damaging to both the area’s inhabitants and neighbours.

Feral Pigeons can become a huge problem if they recognise a site as one where they can feed, nest and roost. This develops behavioural patterns that, in addition to their productive breeding season, can make Feral Pigeon activity very difficult to reduce.

The fouling from a Feral Pigeon is very corrosive and unsightly. It harbours and sustains infestations of flying and biting insects and mites and poses a serious health risk, in particular, respiratory and intestinal infections caused by bacteria and fungal spores. Bird fouling that does attract these insects can cause particular harm to catering businesses and commercial warehouses, with flying insects and mites being amongst some of the most common pests in restaurants and being notoriously difficult to remove, contaminating food and making homes within warm areas, particularly food storage boxes. Bird fouling is also very slippery when wet, posing a potential hazard on footpaths, steps etc, and also can stain windows at different levels of multi-storey buildings.

Watch a short video describing our approach to dealing with nuisance pigeons with an integrated bird management program.

Our Approach

It is illegal to use pesticides against any species of bird in the UK and therefore successful bird control requires an approach aimed more towards a management of the problem rather than an attempt at eradication. When dealing with Feral Pigeons, due to the nature of their behaviour and breeding cycles, there needs to be a long term approach that is set out in stages to be effective.

We start by surveying the location and produce a report detailing all relevant information and from this, we provide recommendations which are tailored to offer the most effective solution to the problem.

With over 30 years’ of experience in pest control, we’ve worked in various different types of locations with different levels of Feral Pigeon infestations. This means that we can confidently recommend the best method to deal with your specific problem from a range of options, depending on the size of your location and the size of the infestation.

Our services range from reducing and then controlling the numbers of feral pigeons, to specialist cleaning services and we even offer fully detailed integrated pest management programmes.

We can see if proofing services are needed or make use of a specialist hawking programme, with over 40 expertly trained birds exclusively used for pest control. We also offer flock control services that present another avenue of approach when proofing or hawking alone do not work or aren’t suitable for the location.

With our specialist cleaning service, although it won’t reduce Feral Pigeon activity, it prevents the damaging accumulation of bird waste and the spread of diseases as well as preventing the bird waste luring in other harmful pests.

With all of our methods and services, we can put them in a tailored combination for you through an integrated pest management program which focuses not only on the nuisance bird but the environment around it. This ensures that, in the future, the problem does not return and new Feral Pigeons that are looking for suitable sites are deterred from your location.

Understanding the often complex behavioural patterns of Feral Pigeons is crucial in implementing measures aimed at controlling them. We have a proven track record and systems developed over 25 years making us the number one choice for all nuisance bird-related issues.

We have multiple teams at hand, eliminating the need to outsource, giving us an advantage in our field. Our teams and trainers are fully qualified and experienced, understanding the specific requirements when it comes to dealing with feral pigeons and work quickly and efficiently, ensuring that the nuisance birds are properly and professionally handled.

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