Pigeon Control Services
There are estimated to be more than 18 million pigeons in Britain, and numbers appear to be growing. Not only are they undoubtedly very messy and noisy, they readily damage roofing, and nests frequently block gutting and chimney flues. They can also be a really very serious health hazard. Pigeon guano is not only high in uric acid and potentially corrosive. It is also a vector for some really nasty pathogens and bacteria that can pass to humans if it is ingested, or if it gets into cuts or is breathed in, and can result in really very serious illnesses including Chiamdiosis, a virus similar to influenza, and Psittacosis, similar to pneumonia.
Pigeons are a particular problem in urban areas and city centres and it’s estimated that councils spend up to £15 million a year clearing up pigeon waste, which not only causes buildings to look unsightly, but can also present a significant public health hazard through slippage, especially in the wet. Spores from dried pigeon droppings when inhaled can often cause flu-like illness in humans too. Additionally, nests and roosts are commonly infested with unwanted insects such as biting bird mites, and sometimes there is little choice but to implement control methods, in order to protect public health and safety.
The removal of adult birds from an area is seldom an effective method because it simply creates a vacuum which other birds will move into. If you give us a call on 0800 275 1000 we will be able to gain a better understanding of your problem and advise on what we feel is the best solution. We specialise in the full gambit of bird proofing measures including bird netting, spiking of leading edges where pigeons like to roost, and pin and wire protection. We can also offer shock tracking or Avishock where a low profile solution is required to protect a brand or image. Plus we offer specialist hawking service through the use of trained harris hawks and falcons to drive pigeons away from areas where they are not wanted.
Pigeon Guano Clean-Up Service
Dried pigeon guano is potentially a serious health hazard to humans as it’s a vector for some very nasty bacteria. The spores can be readily breathed in and ingested, especially when being cleared and cleaned up, and this can be the cause of very serious illness indeed. Pigeon guano often builds up in attic spaces, abandoned buildings, on balconies, roof areas, in gutters and around plant, but can be a problem anywhere. Clearance of it is not for the faint hearted and is often hot and unpleasant work in confined spaces. It should not ever be tackled by members of the public and needs to be carried out by technicians trained in its clearance and wearing appropriate PPE including breathing and eye protection. We specialise in pigeon guano clearance here at Pest Professionals and hold the required EA Waste Carriers’ licence for legal disposal.
If you have a bird control problem, call us on 0800 275 1000 or send an enquiry including details and ideally images through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Solar Panel Bird Proofing
What the fitters don’t tell you when they install your solar panels is that they are creating a perfect, warm, sheltered area nice and high up that pigeons in particular love. At Pest Professionals we are the UK specialists in solar panel bird proofing measures and we cover all of England and Wales for this service, We are able to provide a full, one-stop service for solar panel pigeon control, including the provision of scaffolding if required. The service includes shoo-ing away adult birds, removal of any redundant nesting material and a biocide treatment underneath the panels to try and deal with any insects associated with the abandoned nests. Bird mites are a particular problem. They feed on blood and have a nasty habit once the nest is abandoned of moving into attics and wall cavities, when they then start to feed on people. The biocide treatment is carried out under the panels to try and nip that problem in the bud.
For the proofing itself we use a robust galvanised steel pigeon guard that comes in solid sheets rather than in mesh rolls. We cut it to size using industrial cutters to fit around the outer edges of the panels and ride the highs and lows of your roof tiles, to create a neat, long-lasting, robust and very good looking shield that stops pigeons getting under your panels long term. There is no drilling involved in the fitting; that would invalidate your warranty. The panels of mesh are attached around the outer edges using a variety of UVA stable clamps and ties, and our solar panel pigeon proofing service comes with a TEN YEAR GUARANTEE.
We are also able offer a solar panel cleaning service. Detergents cannot be used to clean the surfaces of solar panels. Instead we apply a biocide spray before brushing down with soft, extending brushes and we then rinse the surfaces of the panels with natural water. We have many clients who have an annual solar panel clean, usually in the spring.
If you would like to enquire about our national solar panel pigeon proofing and cleaning service, call us on 0800 275 1000 or send an enquiry including details and ideally images through to email@example.com