4 simple steps to keep the messy birds at bay
This is how we keep the pesky birds at bay
The main idea behind our pigeon removal service is to make the roof of your building as uninviting for the pesky pigeons as possible.
After carefully inspecting the roof, the pest controller will install nets and spikes at strategic areas on your rooftop. This will prevent the birds from landing and nesting there. In addition, the technician can place cans filled with the so-called “fire” gel on certain areas of the roof. This is a special repellent designed to keep pesky animals at bay and it doesn't actually pose a fire threat at all.
What you can do to enjoy a more efficient bird 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.
- Try to locate and destroy the current nesting areas of pigeons or seagulls;
- If you can’t remove the nests, seal them with caulk, glass, wood, or wire mesh;
- Free your garden from places that gather rainwater (tarp coverings, bird baths, etc.);
Important: avoid any contact with bird guano since it may carry bacterial and fungal infections!
Frequently asked questions
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 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: 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: 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.