Legal Control Methods Involving Magpies

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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 »

3 ways to get rid of pigeons on the roof

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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 »

Common Signs Of A Bird Infestation

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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 »

The law and pigeon pest control explained

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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 »

The legal status of starlings explained

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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 »

How to prevent wild birds from damaging your business

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »