How To Get Rid Of Birds
HOW CAN I GET RID OF BIRDS FROM MY ROOF?
Terminix utilises a wide array of “Bird Management Solutions” including netting, spikes, wire systems, lasers, egg and nest treatment, electric deterrents, scaring technologies and trapping.
Terminix have our own national team of dedicated bird proofing experts whose specific role it is to install all of our pest bird solutions. They have the skill and knowledge to utilise the correct solution for each location.
Our specialist proofing team holds all of the relevant health and safety certificates such as IPAF and PASMA that enable them to work safely at height.
WHY ARE BIRDS CONSIDERED PESTS?
Most birds are a beautiful part of our wildlife, but some have become urban pests. This has led to an ever-rising number of insurance claims being recorded directly due to these pests.
Birds, such as pigeons and gulls, are becoming an increasing nuisance due to the damage they cause buildings, stairways and paths, due to accumulations of fouling and to pecking damage. The acidic excreta can damage the building itself leading to expensive repairs and significant cleaning costs.
They are also commonly associated with parasites that can spread from bird nests and bite people. Having a high pressure of pest birds nesting and roosting on your premises can make buildings look unsightly. Birds like seagulls also produce annoying noises and when they have young within nests they can become aggressive and swoop on unsuspecting passers-by.
Not only do pest birds present a problem to buildings, they also present a health and safety risk to people, as they can transmit many potentially fatal diseases to humans such as salmonellosis and ornithosis.
THERE ARE TWO MAIN SPECIES OF BIRDS THAT WE DEAL WITH IN THE UK
The Feral Pigeon is descended from a domesticated strain of the Rock Dove.
Feral Pigeons generally have red feet, a body length of 31-34cm and a weight of 250-560g.
They build their nests in or on buildings, ledges or in hollows – often under eaves or on girders.
There are many species present in the UK.
The three species mostly found on buildings are:
- Black-headed gull: medium-sized with black heads in the breeding season
- Herring gull: Large with light grey back and pink legs
- Lesser black-backed gull: Large with medium dark grey back and yellow legs