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.
A useful way of helping to control birds when they have become established on a property; bird netting is also an excellent way to help to avoid Read more »
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 »
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 it is not necessarily surprising that they are more than happy to make their home underneath solar panels.
Why would you need bird proofing on a solar panel?
Once in place solar panels should largely take care of themselves, however, Read more »
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. Problems include unhygienic bird droppings, excessive noise, nuisance to people and damage to Read more »
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 will strike at every opportunity.
If you are operating a tourist attraction, cafe or restaurant in an area that is frequented by seagulls, bird control can be a real problem – and could ultimately threaten your trade.
While takeaway diners can always run for cover, a better solution is to take steps to deter the birds from visiting your property, or making it their home, through efficient bird control
Seagull spikes in particular are an efficient form of bird control that can help to deter these pest birds to make life more comfortable for Read more »
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 be dealt with.
While the laws on public liability are wide ranging, it is certainly the case that if you run a company that includes an outside area it makes sense on every level to make sure that it safe.
Bird mess is usually of little consequence, but it becomes a real problem when you have large numbers of pest birds making Read more »
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. Read more »
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. Read more »
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 that it has now been red-listed.
The one thing that there is no contradiction about with this bird though is the name House Sparrow as they happily Read more »