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 a bird trap is that it provides a humane way of capturing birds with the minimum of distress caused by the bird.  Bird traps also enable the capture to take place out of view from the general public so that no unnecessary upset is caused. Sometimes it is necessary to control high populations of birds and bird traps offer an effective solution for doing so that meets all the relevant legislation.
Bird traps are available in a wide variety of designs and can be tailored to specific species such as magpies, crows, and pigeons. The traps are made of strong and durable materials and they can cater for individual birds or several birds at once depending on what’s required.

The Practicalities of Bird Trapping

The positioning of a bird trap and the type of bait that is used is vital depending upon the type of bird that you are trying to capture. Bird traps are often used on roofs and on the side of buildings and some offer state of the art hi-tech solutions to capturing birds which include electronic sensors that close the trap automatically once a bird activates it. Whatever the circumstance, the bird trap should always contain food, water and shade so that the bird is humanely treated after capture.

As well as a bird control method, bird trapping can also be used to carry out important scientific research and to monitor bird numbers, with the birds being released once the appropriate records have been taken

The laws surrounding bird trapping can be complicated. You need to conform to the general licence to carry out the work professionally and there is a strict code of practice that needs to be adhered to otherwise you could be prosecuted.

Total Bird Control are experts in all aspects of bird trapping and we have the necessary licenses and experience to carry out the work professionally and humanely. To find out more about our bird trapping service then please contact us now and speak to one of our specialist team.

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