Pigeon Nest Removal

The word pest is not usually associated with birds, until you know the damage they can be causing to the roof of your property, or the paintwork of cars in a garage and driveway, then you might want to make an exception on how you classify them. Pigeons are by far the birds we most often associate with pests in our cities.

The pigeon is a common bird throughout the UK, and they have little fear of people. The absence or scarcity of natural predators has accustomed pigeons to using offices, commercial premises, houses, and any other building as a place to roost and nest.

There is every reason you should want to get rid of pigeons that frequent your home or business. But doing it on your own is not easy. Their instincts make them stick to the places where they nest. And they can have up to six broods a year, depending on the weather meaning you could be harboring an infestation very fast.

Why remove pigeon nests?

This bird carries twice as many diseases as most pests in cities and suburban areas, their nests are a health risk to anyone near them. Pigeons are the most common type of bird in cities and cause problems in all kinds of buildings:

  • Pigeon droppings are highly corrosive, containing large amounts of uric acid that can damage most types of surfaces, and electrical components such as solar panels and internet cables
  • It is essential to keep pigeons away from equipment installed on roofs. Their feathers and debris can damage them, as can ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. These roofs are also their favorite nesting sites.
  • Finally, microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, and fungi) found in pigeon waste can pose a health risk. Contact with them, or accidental inhalation can lead to diseases such as psittacosis, histoplasmosis, and cryptococcosis.

Not all nests can be removed

In the UK it is illegal to remove or disturb a wild bird’s nest when it is nesting, whether the nest contains eggs or live chicks, or even if the nest is still under construction. This is following the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.

The Act covers not only sparrows, starlings, and gulls, but also feral birds such as pigeons. Moving a nest can cause the parent pigeons to abandon the nest, resulting in the young dying of starvation or thirst.

So it’s necessary to know how to move the nest properly so that no legal trouble follows you afterward. Our professional technicians have the knowledge and experience to remove pigeon nests so you don’t have to.

Types of pigeon control and prevention treatments

Our treatments aim to remove and prevent pigeons on your property, for this to work properly its important to unsdrestand how pigeons mate, nest and live. Our technicians have the knowledge and skill to implement tailored strategies, making our pigeon control top rated in the UK. This is how it works:

  • Netting installation- We place a net around balconies and terraces to prevent pigeons from using these areas as cover from weather and direct sun.
  • Spike installation- Our spikes are placed on ledges so that pigeons cant nest or even stand on your property preventing them from using these as breeding grounds, these spikes wont harm them if they try to use them but they will simply fly away.
  • Wire bird- this system is less visible than spikes although not as effective, the outcome will be the same as the wires are placed so that ledges cant be used.
  • Bird Repellent box- Our bird box emits a high frequency sound that only birds can hear, this is placed high above trees where other treatments cant be placed since branches are not as strudry as concrete. The effect of the box is still highly effective and will make your garden areas unabailavble for pigeons to nest.
  • Solar Panel protection- this treatment places a net around your solar panels so that pigeons cant use them as breeding ground. They love to nets under panels since they offer perfect protection from the sun but their waste being mainly acid will eventualy damage the panels electrical compmnents rendering them useless.

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