Most pest birds are content to perch on your roof waiting for food, making a noise and, more often than not, a mess – not the jackdaw, they prefer to make themselves at home in your chimney.
How to keep pigeons away from your balcony
Having a bird’s eye view is wonderful, especially when you are spending more time at home, however, if birds actually decide to take up residence on your balcony or terrace you will need to take action.
By their nature, balconies and terraces can become a natural attraction to some birds, offering shelter from the elements – and sometimes food too.
One positive about staying safe indoors during the Covid-19 lockdown is the chance to take time for the little things, such as watching the return of migrant birds in summer.
In fact, finding the joy in the little things will quite often make all the difference to the way you feel and watching the returning birds is something that most people can enjoy doing at no extra cost. Read more »
As the natural world wakes up from winter, spring brings an increase in activities – including for pest birds.
Having spent the winter keeping warm and looking for food, spring will mark a new season of activity for many bird species.
Of primary importance when it comes to bird control in the UK is that spring is the time when birds will start to lay down roots, which could cause trouble down the line.
Seagulls are a year-round problem for many communities but in the nesting season these problems can appear magnified.
As the peak nesting season approaches, it might be time to consider installing an anti-roosting system for seagulls to minimise the impact the birds will have on your home or business.
Already with a reputation for being noisy and aggressive, the nesting season, which runs through the months of April, May, June and July, can see these issues intensify.
As large birds, seagulls can be intimidating and, with their often-reported habit of swooping down to steal food from unwitting passers-by, an increase in aggression will only make this worse. Read more »
Solar panels can be an excellent investment into your home but be aware of the need for bird proofing to help protect your investment.
Solar panels have grown rapidly in popularity over recent years and are a common sight on homes and commercial buildings – but they are also popular with the bird population. Read more »
Over the past 10 years the problem with seagulls appears to have increased as these large birds get ever more confident.
In particular the last few years have seen an escalation of the problem with the need for bird control to take action becoming increasingly evident.
Part of the battle in controlling pest birds on your property is deterring them from visiting in the first place and bird netting is ideal for this.
If your property is in an area that has a problem with pest birds – or the potential for a problem – then taking preventative action makes sense.
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.
Bird spikes are, exactly as you would expect, spikes of metal that are designed to get rid of pest birds.
Made out of either plastic or metal, bird spikes might actually appear more likes wires attached to a plastic strip than actual spikes.
These are attached to roofs, window sills and the ledges and edges of buildings as Read more »
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. Read more »