4 simple steps to keep the messy birds at bay
Some of the bird control methods
The main idea behind our pigeon removal service is to make your building as uninviting for the pigeons as possible.
After carefully inspecting, the pest controller will install nets and spikes where he deems needed. This will prevent the birds from landing and nesting on your roof or balcony. In addition, the technician can place cans filled with the so-called “fire” gel. This is a special repellent designed to keep pigeons at bay and it doesn't actually pose a fire threat at all.
Rope access approach for bird control
A lot of the times birds have chosen ledges, windowsills and other elements as relaxing and nesting spots. Sometimes those spots can't be reached from the ground level or the roof. This leaves the birds unbothered for long periods of time, which makes them stubborn to leave afterwards.
The result is lots of guano and feathers all over that side of the building. In such cases we use rope access systems to install bird control solutions – it’s fast, flexible and cost-effective as there’s no need to hire expensive and unsightly plant equipment or scaffolding. This way we can execute the task promptly and with great results.
Every project undergoes a thorough site survey before work commences and a post-project assessment to ensure we conform to the relevant health and safety requirements.
What you can do to enjoy a more efficient pigeon pest control in London
While the expert has everything he needs to force the avians to relocate, there are a few things you can do to further discourage the winged troublemakers from coming near your property.
- Collect the fruits from fruit bearing trees and shrubs, don't leave them on the ground for too long;
- Seal access to potential nesting spots before intruders settle there;
- Don't let rain water to sit in puddles or similar (tarp coverings, bird baths, etc.).
Important: avoid any contact with bird guano since it may carry bacterial and fungal infections!
Frequently asked questions
Q: What are the procedures for making changes to my bird control booking?
A: You can do this by contacting us anytime. Still, you may find it much easier if you manage your bookings through your personal Fantastic account. Creating one will save you time and effort.
Q: What special discounts do you offer?
A: We’ve created the opportunity for all our clients to book any service at reduced rates every time for 12 months. So, you can benefit from this, too, by simply joining our Fantastic Club next time you schedule your appointment with a Fantastic expert.
Q: How harmful can pigeons be for my property?
A: Pigeon droppings have acidic properties, which can cause significant (and visible) damage to your property's facade over time. Their feathers can also end up blocking the gutters, which can lead to water damage.
Q: Do pigeons spread diseases?
A: Yes, their feces contain all kinds of pathogens, such as salmonella, ornithosis and even tuberculosis. They are also known to cause fungal infections, like histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis.
Q: What is the best way to keep pigeons away from my building?
A: The general strategy is to make the roof of the building, as well as any other nesting areas, as uncomfortable for them as possible. Usually, this is achieved by installing spikes and wires to deny the avians any landing opportunities.
Q: What is the best way to remove pigeon droppings?
A: There is a serious risk of contracting an infectious disease when dealing with bird feces. That is why you may want to resort to professional pigeon control services in London in order to safely sanitise the affected areas.
Q: How are pigeons sustained in an urban environment?
A: Contrary to popular belief, hungry pigeon flocks cannot survive on scattered food scraps alone. Instead, they are encouraged to return to bigger cities by a small, but persistent group of individuals who have the habit of feeding them with high quality foods (corn, grain, etc.) on a regular basis. And as the pigeon flocks increase in size, so does the risk of an infestation.
Find a bird control expert near you
Bird-proof your home or business with the help of our certified pest technicians. Below you can find where the bird control service is available:
- Tower Hamlets