Keep outdoor technology safe from pest birds

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Having good security in place is an essential part of protecting a business but pest birds can be a serious problem for external technology. Unfortunately, the areas surrounding a building that require extra security through the installation of CCTV are all too often a haven for roosting birds such as pigeons. It comes as no… Read more »

How do spikes work as a bird deterrent?

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When seeking a solution to pest birds a humane approach should always be the first port of call. Culling birds is always seen as the last option when all other alternatives have been exhausted and there is a real threat to health. So how exactly do humane bird control methods work? The basic idea is… Read more »

Why are there so many seagulls inland?

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Seagull: that sounds like a bird that would enjoy life on the coast, right? Despite their name seagulls do seem to be quite partial to life inland and can be spotted in great numbers pretty much everywhere. City squares, high rise buildings, fields and even school yards are places where it is not unlikely to… Read more »

How to attract birds to your garden – but deter pests

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As The RSPB undertakes the annual task of working out what species are enjoying visiting our gardens following the Big Garden Birdwatch it is worth remembering that birds are a wonderful part of nature. While some species may be known more for being pests, there are many others that need protecting and need our help… Read more »

Feed the birds without attracting pests this winter

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Feeding the birds through the cold winter months is something we are often encouraged to do – and with good reason. Seeing wild birds in the garden is one of life’s pleasures and, of course, by feeding them we are helping to protect the natural world. At Christmas in particular bird feeding gifts become popular,… Read more »

Is it illegal to move a bird’s nest?

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In the UK, birds are given a good deal of protection under the law. While protection of our wildlife can only be a good thing, legal regulations can make it tricky when dealing with pest birds. While most wild birds are given complete protection by the law there are a few exceptions to allow for… Read more »

Do pigeon droppings pose a health risk?

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The most unpleasant aspect of unwanted bird infestations is their waste – messy and unsightly, it can also pose a potential health problem. While no business or house looks good covered in unsightly bird droppings, the potential for spreading disease is far more serious. It goes without saying that the worse the problem the higher… Read more »

Watch out for the rules on birds nesting in chimneys

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So what exactly is it about chimneys that make them so attractive to birds? If they are not nesting in them, they are flying down them and getting stuck behind the fire. Birds are protected and both these scenarios need to be dealt with using care and expertise. It is not only ‘pest’ species that… Read more »