Bird trapping can be a controversial subject and whilst we utterly condemn any form of illegal bird trapping, the use of bird traps can be an excellent solution for short-term population reduction when used correctly and legally.

Bird traps are available in a wide range of designs and can be tailored to specific species such as crows, magpies, sparrows, starlings and pigeons. All the traps are made of strong and durable materials and they can cater for individual birds or several birds at once.

The main point of a bird trap is that it is a humane way of capturing birds with the minimum of distress caused to the bird and also so the capture can take place out of view from the general public with no undue alarm caused. Sometimes it is necessary to control high populations of birds and bird traps offer an effective solution for doing this that is compliant with bird control law.

Humane Bird Trapping

Where a bird trap is positioned and the type of bait that is used is crucial depending upon the type of species that you are trying to capture. Bird traps can be used in trees, on walls and on the side of buildings. Some traps can be operated by remote control and some offer hi-tech solutions to capturing birds which include electronic sensors that close the trap automatically once a bird activates it. Whatever the scenario, the bird trap will contain food, water and shade so that the bird is humanely treated after capture.

Bird trapping can also be used to carry out important scientific research and to monitor numbers, with the birds being released once the appropriate notes have been recorded.

The laws surrounding bird trapping can be complex and you need a general licence to carry out the work professionally and a strict code of practice needs to be adhered to.

Total Bird Control are specialists in all aspects of bird trapping and have the necessary expertise, licences and experience to carry out the work professionally and humanely. For more information about our bird trapping service then please contact us and speak to one of our specialist team.