What are bird spikes and when would you use them?

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Many people may not consider birds to be a pest but if you have a business or home that has been taken over by pest birds you will know the truth is very different. One tool in the battle to discourage pest birds from frequenting your property without causing them any harm is bird spikes…. Read more »

Summer antics show need for strong seagull control

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Seagulls have put themselves in the spotlight over the summer with their brazen quest for food, throwing up the question again of what is the best form of seagull control.  Most shockingly a national news story detailed how a Chihuahua dog was snatched from its Devon garden by a seagull, which serves to demonstrate how… Read more »

Is there a bird proofing solution for solar panels?

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Solar panels are proving to be increasingly popular as they help to drive down electricity bills and provide greener energy; unfortunately they have also proved popular with certain species of birds. With their rooftop location solar panels can be a natural draw to birds. With a reasonably large expanse for birds to hide themselves under… Read more »

What is bird trapping and how can it control pest birds?

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The ideal solution in controlling pest birds is to naturally encourage them to move away from the site but when a serious problem persists bird trapping may be the only option. There are occasions when birds do pose a serious risk to human health and in these cases landlords have no option but to act…. Read more »

How can seagull spikes help with bird control?

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Well known for their fearless ability to swoop in and steal food from the hands of tourists seagulls can be a real problem to food retailers and tourism spots throughout the year. Freshly served ice-cream cones, picnic sandwiches or fish and chips – these natural scavengers are not picky about the choice of foods and… Read more »

Dealing with bird waste on walkways

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Bird mess on public walkways can cause a serious problem as not only is it unpleasant to step in, left unchecked it can become a serious slip hazard.   Whether the walkway is privately owned and on a company’s grounds or a public access route, once the problem has been flagged up it really should… Read more »

How to tell if a bird’s nest is being used

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If your garden is blessed with trees there is every chance you might also be lucky enough to find birds choosing to make their homes in these – that is unless you want to cut a tree back or move it. The law is firm on protecting nesting birds so it is important not to… Read more »

Could pigeon droppings be damaging your roof?

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The sight of birds sitting on the roof line of homes is not uncommon as they sit out their days near to an easy food supply but their droppings could actually be causing lasting problems. Aside of the mess and the risk of disease, pigeon droppings could also be responsible for structural problems and encouraging… Read more »

What to do about sparrows nesting in your roof

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The sparrow is a bird of contradictions – to start with this small and friendly-looking species is surprisingly tough and adept at scaring away other birds and dominating garden feeders. In addition despite being one of the most popular and recognisable birds in the British garden, it is actually in such a state of decline… Read more »