How to keep pest birds away from your food business this summer

The summer is finally here and this is definitely good news for every food business owner. However, summer is the period of the year when birds are very active too and they can be bad for business because they can contaminate food. Unfortunately, these beautiful creatures are able to transmit more than 60 diseases which… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016


Why herons are attracted to garden ponds

Without doubt, a garden pond can beautify any garden, but it can also allow additional space for wildlife – wildlife that is sometimes unwanted. If the pond has small sloping sides it is very likely that some small birds will use it as a bath or for drinking. In addition, such ponds are attractive for… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016


Legal Control Methods Involving Magpies

Magpies can cause a lot of trouble on our properties and this is the reason why many property owners look for efficient ways to get rid of them. Of course, they are also looking for methods that are completely legal and for those who don’t know, legal control methods include trapping or shooting, as long… Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016


3 ways to get rid of pigeons on the roof

We are all aware of the fact that pigeon droppings ruin the look of many public areas, monuments and roofs. However, what most people don’t know is that their faeces contain uric acid which makes the droppings not only visually unattractive, but also dangerous because they can damage the roof surface. They are also packed… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016


Common Signs Of A Bird Infestation

There are many business owners who don’t think about this problem, but the fact is that the vast majority of business premises can serve as a perfect home for different types of pest birds. For example, seagulls and pigeons are bird species that can adapt easily and they can live in almost any conditions as… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016


The law and pigeon pest control explained

DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regulates the control of feral pigeons and the rest of wild birds in the United Kingdom based on the Wildlife and Countryside Act from 1981 (or chapter 69 to be more precise). The purpose of this Act is to regulate all legal matter related to the handling… Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016


The legal status of starlings explained

Starlings are medium-sized or small passerine birds that belong to the Sturnidae family of birds. Starlings are native to Europe, Africa and Asia. In many countries this bird is protected by law. For instance, in the United Kingdom, these interesting birds are protected under the act passed in 1981 known as the Wildlife and Countryside… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016


How to prevent wild birds from damaging your business

Wild birds can cause structural damage to roofing, block your ventilation system, cause problems with your gutters and drainage system and create an unsightly and potentially hazardous mess with their bird guano. Wild birds are protected by the law and whilst they can damage your business, you should not take matters into your own hands… Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015


Top 5 Problems Caused By Pigeons

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Pigeons are a type of bird that lives almost everywhere in the world. They are commonly found in urban areas. There are many people who enjoy their presence and even feed these interesting birds. However, there is another side associated with pigeons that no one likes. Many people use the term “flying rats” because their… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015


5 Most Common Pest Bird Species

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The UK is home to a wide number of bird varieties – from the common sparrow to great birds of prey and majestic owls. We feed beautifully-coloured gold finches and blue tits in our gardens and we might see a rarer sighting of a wide wingspan across the sky in the Lake District and Scotland,… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015


Best Ways to Prevent Birds on the Roof

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Having problem birds such as pigeons or seagulls gathering on your roof in large numbers can be a big problem for home owners. The noise and damage they cause can be costly and unsightly so it pays to act quickly if you have a problem. Here are five great ways to prevent birds on your… Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015


Seagulls and the law

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We are often asked about the law surrounding seagulls and, in the event of a seagull problem, what is permissible. Here are the facts: All species of gull are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985. This means that it is illegal to intentionally or, in Northern… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015


Tips for Keeping Pigeons Out of Your Garden

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Pigeons, when they gather in large numbers, can be a real nuisance around your home and garden. The noise and the mess they make, not to mention the health and safety hazards connected with bird droppings and the mites and other bacteria they carry, can be a big problem to contend with. An effective way… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015


Health and Safety Implications for Businesses – Bird Control

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Birds that congregate in large numbers on your business premises and become a general pest can cause you quite a few health and safety implications which you should aim to address as soon as you can. For example: Birds can cause serious damage to the fabric of your commercial building and their droppings can create… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


Tips for Cleaning Pigeon Mess

As well as carrying transmittable diseases, the acidic nature of pigeon droppings can cause damage to your car, patio, driveway and garden furniture. It can also cause damage to the fabric of your building, look very unsightly, and cause the ground to become slippery and dangerous. If you run a business then unsightly pigeon mess… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015


Facts Sheet about the Feral Pigeon

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The feral pigeon is the scourge of many towns and cities and are often attracted by the general public feeding them in inappropriate areas. For help and advice call the experts on 0800 035 1000 or contact us for more!

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015


Seagull Control – Fact

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Controlling gulls is a big problem in the UK and as a result they cause problems in many towns and cities. Are you looking for to stop a Seagull problem? For help and advice call the experts on 0800 035 1000 or click here for more!

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015


Gulls – Common Names for Pest Species

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Gulls are the scourge of many towns and cities and are often attached to rubbish and food left by the general public. This can result in large flocks gathering on building leading to damage through their guano (dropping) and nest building services. For more you can call on 08000 35 1000 or contact us here.

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015


DIY bird netting for your garden

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Birds can sometimes be a pest in the garden so here are some quick self-help tips about DIY bird netting that you can try in order to control the problem yourself. Bird netting is an excellent option for stopping birds and other wildlife from destroying trees, flowers, fruit, vegetables and newly sown seeds in your… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015


Is Bird Nesting Impacting on your Business?

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February and March is prime time for bird nesting and once birds are established in your commercial building then they can be difficult to get rid of. Nesting birds can cause structural damage to roofing, block your ventilation system, cause problems with your gutters and drainage system and create an unsightly and potentially hazardous mess… Read more »

Posted on Saturday, March 7th, 2015


Getting Rid of Pigeons from Under Solar Panels

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With the increase in solar panels being fitted to roofs and with many new builds giving the option of having them installed, bird problems under solar panels is starting to become a real issue. At the moment it appears to be pigeons that are nesting under solar panels the most but other varieties of birds… Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015


Bird Problems faced in City Areas

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Bird problems in urban areas are a common occurrence and the amount of damage they can cause, public health and safety issues they create and cleaning and maintenance costs they generate can be a big problem. Typical problems can be associated with urban gull and feral pigeon populations. These have increased significantly over the years… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


Humane Bird Control Methods – Bird Trapping

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The use of bird traps can be an excellent solution for short-term bird population reduction when used correctly and legally. It can be a controversial subject but in the hands of bird control specialists it is definitely a humane bird control method that is fully compliant with the bird control law. The main function of… Read more »

Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014




How does Bird Netting Work

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Birds such as pigeons, seagulls and crows can be a big nuisance when they gather in large numbers. They can create lots of mess, cause damage, carry mites and other bacteria not to mention the noise they make! A good way of combating this problem is through bird netting. Bird netting is made from nylon… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


Pigeon Control Products that Work

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Pigeons can be found in abundance throughout the UK, especially in coastal towns, urban areas and many of our towns and cities. They congregate in urban areas because there is always a good supply of food scraps to keep them happy. Once settled in an area they will breed in large numbers and this is… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Time for Pigeon Netting to Protect your Home and Garden

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Pigeons, when they gather in large numbers, can be a huge nuisance to your home or business property. The noise, the mess they make, the health and safety hazards connected with bird guano and the mites and other bacteria they carry can be a real problem so if you need a pigeon control solution then… Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014


Smart Ways to Get Relief From Birds

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Whether it’s pigeons, crows, seagulls or other breeds of wild birds, if they start to cause a nuisance to your home or business property then you will need to find a solution that will deter them without causing them harm. Bird Spikes are the ideal solution to stop birds from roosting and becoming a pest… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


How to Deal with Seagull Problems

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Whether you live in a coastal town or in an in-land urban area, seagulls can be a big problem and if they start nesting on your property then it can be pretty unpleasant to deal with. Seagulls love towns and cities because there is always a ready supply of food scraps to keep them happy…. Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2014


Why Bird Spikes are the Best Medicine for Bird Pests

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If birds are causing a pest to your home or commercial property then there are few better deterrents than bird spikes. You can use bird spikes on roofs, gutters, ledges, walls and even on top of CCTV cameras – basically anywhere that birds like to congregate! Not only that, they also get the Royal seal… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014


What does bird trapping involve?

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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… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


How to deal with Seagull Problems

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As more and more seagulls move into towns and cities the capacity for them to cause a nuisance increases. The main reason that seagulls gravitate towards built-up areas is because there is a ready supply of litter and household refuse that they can take advantage of which enables them to feed and rear their young…. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


How to keep problem birds off your roof

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Having problem birds consistently perching on your roof can be a real pain for home owners and if you do nothing about it, it can be surprising how much damage they can cause. Your roof has to withstand wind, sleet, snow and rain as it is so the last thing you want is an unruly… Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014


The Legalities of Bird Control

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If your home or business is being pestered by birds and you find that they are causing a massive nuisance it can be tempting to take matters into your own hands however at Total Bird Control we would always advise against this. You don’t want to end up on the wrong side of the law… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014


Why is Bird Proofing Important?

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There is a time and place where you can really appreciate the flight of a bird. In their wild and natural habitat, there is nothing more divine than watching a bird glide fluently threw the air or gazing at a group of birds as they go about their routine. But in and around the workplace,… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013


Here For Your Commercial Bird Proofing Needs

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It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the commercial world is no place for our feathered friends. Whilst their feathers may glisten against the glare of the sun, the last place you want a bird nesting is on or even in the confines of your corporation. Whilst one of nature’s most elegant creatures, birds… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013


Humane Bird Netting For Your Buildings

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There is nothing more glorious than witnessing a bird in full flight. The way it soars, dips and weaves seamlessly through the air can’t help but catch your eye and your imagination. But, whilst birds are appreciated in their natural habitat, when they begin to occupy more urban terrain, they can quickly become a nuisance…. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013


Why Choose Us This New Year?

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January is often associated with new beginnings and fresh start. With this in mind, the last thing you need is a disturbance or nuisance presence to cause a distraction. One of the most common disturbances to a property is the infestation or accumulation of birds. Luckily, we are here to help. As part of the… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013


Bird Proofing: Let Us Take Control

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As the myth may suggest, not all birds fly south for the winter. For some birds, the autumn and winter period can be their most active and important as they nest and feed to survive the cold months, and seeing them in their natural habitat can be one of Mother Nature’s wonders. But birds can… Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012


Can Bird Spikes Help Prevent Damage to Buildings?

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If you’ve ever spent much time in London where birds have become used to humans you will probably have noticed they can be quite a pest; bothering people while they eat as well as making areas unsightly with their droppings. At Total Bird Control we specialise in the implementation of bird proofing methods to rid your property… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012


Top 3 Humane Bird Control Methods

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Bird really is the word when it comes to the service on offer at Total Bird Control, synonymous with peace and tranquillity our feathered friends appear in all sorts of forms of art, from paintings, literature to songs! However, for a business owner they can be more of a pest, as they damage your property and… Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012


Effective Prevention against Birds with Pigeon Netting

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We might all love pushing open the window on a hot day and hearing the calming sounds of bird song coming from outside, however at times birds can change from being your acapella group of feathered friends perched on your roof, to a pest which can create a whole range of problems. If the birds… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012


Nylon Bird Netting to Prevent Unwanted Birds

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While we all love the environment and the natural wildlife it supports, sometimes our lifestyle attracts unwanted attention from pests and rodents that deface the appearance of a property with its faeces, and threatens the hygiene of the property itself. If you want to rid your property of birds that have taken a liking to… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012


Pigeon Proofing Solutions to Combat Pests

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Everybody knows that pigeons are pests, but you will only realise how disruptive they can be when you find that your property or commercial premises has become home to these pests. Total Bird Control have helped a wide variety of clients to enjoy a home or office which is perfectly pigeon-free, and can use a… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012


Pigeon Spikes for Vermin Control in London

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If problem pigeons have been causing a nuisance at your home, office or factory, then Total Bird Control can provide a simple solution to effectively rid your property of these vermin. Pigeon spikes London are the best way to humanely deter pigeons from roosting at your premises, and our expert team are well-qualified to supply and install… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012


Products to Help Pigeon Control in Birmingham

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Birds are often seen as one of nature’s delights, but for some business owners they can become a nuisance that leads to you requiring methods to control them around your commercial premises. It’s suggested that the pigeon is the most common bird to be seen in the UK and with groups of them flocking around… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012



Bird Proofing for Commercial Buildings in Solihull

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When you are in charge of keeping a commercial property in sound condition, there are many aspects you will need to consider, from implementing security systems through to ensuring the aesthetic appeal of the building. Bird proofing Solihull is certainly a necessary measure for many reasons and here at Total Bird Control, we are on hand to… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012