Bird Control and Deterrent
Our feathered friends in the garden that we feed are a joy to behold, but when birds congregate in public places, they not only become a menace but a disease spreading one at that.
Why are birds pests?
Whether you live in a rural or urban area or indeed beside the sea, large congregations of birds can become pests. From pigeons who love nothing more than to nest in old and new buildings, windowsills and as a result are the most commonly controlled species of bird, to aggressive flocks of gulls who can distribute rubbish and can attack pets.
Most worryingly, they can also spread diseases including encephalitis, Histoplasmosis, salmonellosis, E. Coli and cryptococcosisto to humans. The most usual way for birds to spread disease is through their faeces either from direct contamination – especially in places where there is a heavy avian presence and through spores from the faeces which can enter homes and businesses through air ducts and settle on food or water. Birds, in fact, carry as many health hazards as rats.
How do I know if I have birds in my home or premises?
Apart from seeing flocks of birds and hearing them, their faecal deposits will be the biggest give away. Prevention against birds can include making sure there are no broken windows in buildings or gaps where birds can enter and nest. Chimneys can also be protected from nesting birds and in the case of more public buildings, spikes can be placed on windowsill and roof edges. In the case of gulls, make sure that rubbish is disposed of in gull proof bags or lidded dustbins as they can be very good at rubbish extraction!
What can I do?
If you do find that you have a bird problem then it’s best to leave it to the experts due to the diseases that they can carry. It may also be that there is a combination of methods necessary to fully eradicate the problem and Hillbans have all of those methods ready to deploy and can also advise you about deterrents.
Get in touch
If you need a fast, effective and reliable pest control service, talk to us today. Fill in the contact form to send us an enquiry, or alternatively, you can email us or give us a call.
Tel: 01983 406999