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If you live in a property that has a balcony or work in a commercial premises with one, then having problem birds like pigeons or seagulls consistently perching on your balcony can be a real nuisance. If left unattended, they can cause quite a bit of damage and worse still, they may even decide to nest there!

Seagulls and pigeons will bring insects and other small prey to your balcony and leave a lot of unpleasant debris for you to deal with. Also, the acidic nature of their guano can cause your balcony to corrode and create a health and safety hazard. And then there’s the noise. The constant screeching of seagulls and the persistent cooing of pigeons can drive you to distraction.

So, with this in mind, if you are constantly plagued by birds on your balcony and they are starting to cause noise, damage and pollution problems then it’s time you enlisted some help.

Bird Spikes and Bird Netting

So what’s the best thing to do to keep them off your balcony?

Here are a couple of great options for you:

Bird Spikes – putting bird spikes on your balcony will act as an excellent deterrent. Bird spikes make it extremely difficult for birds to perch, roost and nest. The spikes are available in different sizes depending on the type of bird that is causing you the problem so please ask us for advice

Bird Netting – this is also very effective. Netting can cover a wide area and will stop birds from entering and perching on the balcony.

Both of the above are RSPB approved so you can be rest assured that no harm will come to the birds; they simply act as a deterrent. For more advice about bird problems then please do not hesitate to contact Total Bird Control.

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Birds such as pigeons, seagulls and crows can be a big nuisance when they gather in large numbers. They can create lots of mess, cause damage, carry mites and other bacteria not to mention the noise they make!

A good way of combating this problem is through bird netting. Bird netting is made from nylon netting that is fixed to a wire rope frame that is pre-tensioned. This stops the birds from going through it and also makes it very difficult for them to land and roost on.

Bird netting can be fixed to the building using masonry bolts and clamps and sometimes further support structures are needed to accommodate additional wiring. The fittings that come with the bird netting are made of extremely durable stainless steel or galvanized steel so you can be rest assured that the netting will stand the test of time.

RSPB Approved Solution

Bird netting is an affordable and low profile solution to bird control problems. By creating a physical barrier the netting prevents unwanted birds from entering areas that need to be protected. It’s particularly effective in stopping birds from accessing balconies, recesses and alcoves.

Bird netting can’t be seen from a distance so it doesn’t ruin the aesthetic aspect of the building. It is also silent and eco-friendly because you don’t need any power to operate them.

If your home or business property is plagued by unwanted birds, then bird netting could be a good investment. As well as being used in domestic properties it is also frequently used for sports stadiums, bridges, warehouses, underpasses, eaves and rafters of buildings, large factories, commercial units etc. Approved by the RSPB bird netting offers a humane solution to any bird control problems that you may have and you can be confident that no harm will come to them by having it installed.

To find out more about bird netting solutions then please contact us now. We’d be happy to help.

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Pigeons can be found in abundance throughout the UK, especially in coastal towns, urban areas and many of our towns and cities. They congregate in urban areas because there is always a good supply of food scraps to keep them happy. Once settled in an area they will breed in large numbers and this is when they can start to cause problems.

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The problems they create are droppings, noise and building damage. They also carry a variety of diseases and mites which can present a health problem.

Pigeons are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 so it is illegal to injure or kill them and to interfere with their eggs and nests. However, if they are causing a problem then there are a variety of practical things you can do as well as pigeon control products that are available which can remedy the problem.

The practical things you can do are not feeding them and making sure that food scraps are carefully discarded so that pigeons can’t get to them.

Pigeon Control Products that Work Well Include:

Bird Spikes and Netting – These are RSPB approved and they stop pigeons from landing, nesting and roosting. Pigeon spikes can be used on chimney stacks, roofs and window sills and nets can be used to cover the roof and face of a building. Both are effective deterrents.

Post and Wire System – These are made of wire and nylon filaments and they are made in a criss-cross pattern to cover ridges and flat roofs. These stop pigeons from landing.

Professional Bird Control

If you are experiencing problems with pigeons then we recommend that you bring in a professional bird control team to deal with the issue.

Total Bird Control are experts in all aspects of dealing with pigeon control problems so please contact us now if you need any help.

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Pigeons, when they gather in large numbers, can be a huge nuisance to your home or business property. The noise, the mess they make, the health and safety hazards connected with bird guano and the mites and other bacteria they carry can be a real problem so if you need a pigeon control solution then we can help.

We provide bird and pigeon netting services throughout the UK and they give a very effective solution to pigeon control issues. Pigeon netting is made from nylon netting fixed to a wire rope frame that is pre-tensioned. This means that no pigeon can pass through it. Pigeons also find the net extremely difficult for them to land or roost on.

Pigeon nets can be fixed to the ground with masonry bolts and clamp systems. Sometimes you might need further support structures that need constructing for additional wiring. All components and fittings are made of stainless steel or galvanised steel which is very durable and guaranteed to last a long time.

Cost effective and low profile solution

Pigeon netting is a cost effective and low profile solution to pigeon control problems. It creates a physical barrier and prevents them from entering areas that need to be protected. It is also a discreet solution because pigeon netting cannot be seen at a distance, they are silent, and you don’t need an energy source to run it.

If your home and garden is plagued by unwanted pigeons then it may be time you invested in some pigeon netting. In addition to domestic settings, pigeon netting is also often used for sports stadiums, warehouse ceilings, bridges, underpasses, eaves and rafters of buildings, factories etc. They offer a humane RSPB approved solution to any pigeon control problems that you may be facing and no harm will come to them by having it installed.

Pigeon netting is also very effective in preventing access to alcoves, recesses and balconies which are difficult to protect using other methods.

To find out more how pigeon netting can be used to solve your pigeon control problems then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Whether it’s pigeons, crows, seagulls or other breeds of wild birds, if they start to cause a nuisance to your home or business property then you will need to find a solution that will deter them without causing them harm. Bird Spikes are the ideal solution to stop birds from roosting and becoming a pest and you can obtain them to deal specifically with the bird that is causing the problem such as pigeon spikes.

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Bird spikes are very versatile and they can be used in a variety of places such as roofs, ledges, gutters, walls, on CCTV cameras and generally where birds like to land. They are effective because the spikes make them difficult to land on and this deters large numbers of birds congregating and becoming a nuisance.

Large gatherings of wild birds are common in city centres, towns and coastal resorts where they are attracted by the ready supply of waste food that is available. Once they gather on buildings they can cause a lot of damage, make a great deal of noise and produce a lot of faces which is ultimately damaging and causes a health and safety issue. Not only that, birds such as seagulls can get particularly aggressive and they have often been known to swoop and attack people.

Bird Spikes and Pigeon Spikes

If you are experiencing a bird problem,then bird spikes could be the solution you’re looking for. They are RSPB approved and no birds will be harmed by using them. The spikes on a bird spike stick upwards and outwards and they are available in different sizes and strengths depending on the type of bird you are trying to deter.

Many people think that using bird spikes on their building will make it look ugly and unsightly. At Total Bird Control we are able to install bird spikes that are difficult to notice so that it doesn’t ruin the aesthetic look of the building.

As well as bird spikes we can also offer bird netting and these are often used in commercial settings such as stadiums and large warehouses.

If you are looking for an ideal bird proofing solution then we have a wide range of bird spikes, pigeon spikes and bird netting to choose from. Contact us now to find out more.

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Whether you live in a coastal town or in an in-land urban area, seagulls can be a big problem and if they start nesting on your property then it can be pretty unpleasant to deal with.

Seagulls love towns and cities because there is always a ready supply of food scraps to keep them happy. Unfortunately the problems they bring with them include droppings, noise and aggressive behaviour, especially when they start nesting and protecting their young.

Once they start nesting it can be very difficult to get them to move on because even if you remove the nest, they will quickly return and build another one. However there are some practical things you can do. These include:

  1. 1. Making sure that you dispose of food scraps appropriately ensuring the seagulls can’t access it.
  2. 2. Don’t put out your refuse collection bags too far in advance of a collection. Seagulls are well know for tearing apart bin bags and getting at the food scraps so give them less opportunity to do this.
  3. 3. Use bird spikes or netting to stop them from landing and nesting. Spikes can be used on window sills, roofs and chimney stacks and netting can be used to cover the face of a building as well as the roof to stop them from landing and roosting.
  4. 4. Try a post and wire system. These are made of nylon and wire filaments and designed in a criss-cross pattern to cover flat roofs and ridges.
  5. 5. Alternatively you could use an electrical charge system which gives out a low electrical charge and causes the seagull to have a small shock and fly away. No harm will come to any bird through one of these systems or any of those outlined above.

Need help with a seagull problem?

It’s important to remember that seagulls are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 so under no circumstance should you cause seagulls any harm. However, we know that having a seagull problem is something that can be a massive nuisance and there are plenty of safe measures that can be taken to deal with the problem.

If you’re experiencing seagull problems at your home then please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you on the best course of action.

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If birds are causing a pest to your home or commercial property then there are few better deterrents
than bird spikes.

You can use bird spikes on roofs, gutters, ledges, walls and even on top of CCTV cameras – basically anywhere that birds like to congregate! Not only that, they also get the Royal seal of approval. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) recommend bird spikes as one of the best and safest bird deterrents available on the market. You can be rest assured that no harm is caused to the birds because they don’t actually come into contact with the spikes.

They work because birds find them difficult to land on. This ultimately stops them from roosting and gathering in large numbers. As a result of this, bird spikes are extremely popular in towns, city centres and coastal resorts where feral birds can be found in their thousands. Birds such as pigeons and seagulls are the usual suspects and they can cause a great deal of mess not to mention the noise problems. Bird spikes can stop birds like these gathering in large numbers on properties and also stop them from fouling the pavements and causing a general nuisance to the public.

The spikes on a bird spike stick outwards and upwards and they can be attached to a building either by glue or by nails and screws. They are available in a variety of different sizes and strengths depending upon the type of bird that you are trying to disperse.

The ideal bird proofing solution

Birds can be both a pleasure and a pain. They are beautiful to look at, interesting to watch and nobody wants to see any harm come to them. On the down side, some birds can cause a lot of damage, make a lot of noise and make a lot of mess which is unhygienic and unsightly. If we left them to their own devices our towns and cities would be overrun with bird control problems so bird spikes act as an extremely effective bird proofing solution.

Buildings don’t have to look ugly because they are adorned with bird spikes. At Total Bird Control we are able to install bird spikes in an inconspicuous and clean style so that you would barely notice that they are there.

If you have a bird control issue and need advice on the best type of bird spikes to use then we would be happy to help. Give us a call and we will be glad to advise you.

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Bird trapping can be a controversial subject and whilst we utterly condemn any form of illegal bird trapping, the use of bird traps can be an excellent solution for short-term population reduction when used correctly and legally.

Bird traps are available in a wide range of designs and can be tailored to specific species such as crows, magpies, sparrows, starlings and pigeons. All the traps are made of strong and durable materials and they can cater for individual birds or several birds at once.

The main point of a bird trap is that it is a humane way of capturing birds with the minimum of distress caused to the bird and also so the capture can take place out of view from the general public with no undue alarm caused. Sometimes it is necessary to control high populations of birds and bird traps offer an effective solution for doing this that is compliant with bird control law.

Humane Bird Trapping

Where a bird trap is positioned and the type of bait that is used is crucial depending upon the type of species that you are trying to capture. Bird traps can be used in trees, on walls and on the side of buildings. Some traps can be operated by remote control and some offer hi-tech solutions to capturing birds which include electronic sensors that close the trap automatically once a bird activates it. Whatever the scenario, the bird trap will contain food, water and shade so that the bird is humanely treated after capture.

Bird trapping can also be used to carry out important scientific research and to monitor numbers, with the birds being released once the appropriate notes have been recorded.

The laws surrounding bird trapping can be complex and you need a general licence to carry out the work professionally and a strict code of practice needs to be adhered to.

Total Bird Control are specialists in all aspects of bird trapping and have the necessary expertise, licences and experience to carry out the work professionally and humanely. For more information about our bird trapping service then please contact us and speak to one of our specialist team.

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As more and more seagulls move into towns and cities the capacity for them to cause a nuisance increases. The main reason that seagulls gravitate towards built-up areas is because there is a ready supply of litter and household refuse that they can take advantage of which enables them to feed and rear their young.

Whether in coastal towns or in-land urban city areas the types of problems that seagulls can cause include:

Droppings – seagull guano can cause damage to buildings and vehicles because of its acidic content. There is also a potential health hazard with large-scale seagull droppings.

Noise – seagulls can be incredibly noisy, particularly in the nesting season which takes place from March to September.

Nesting – seagull nests can block guttering and downpipes which then cause flood problems as well as attracting parasites and problem insects

Aggression – it’s not uncommon for seagulls to swoop and attack people, especially during nesting season when they are protecting their nests.

There are many species of seagull but the three main culprits when it comes to causing problems are the:

Herring Gull (AKA Common Grey Seagull)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Greater Black-backed Gull

Seagull Control Measures

So, what can be done to deal with seagull problems?

The first important consideration is that seagulls are protected under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 so under no circumstances should you take the matter into your own hands and capture, injure or kill seagulls or interfere with their nests and eggs.

Only humane methods of removal are acceptable and it is recommended that you hire a professional bird control team to act on your behalf to deal with a seagull problem. The only person who can do this is the owner or occupier of the building being affected by the seagull problem.

The types of seagull control measures that can be used include:

Bird Spikes – These can be placed on roofs, windows sills, chimney stacks etc and will stop the seagulls from roosting and nesting.

Netting – This can be used to cover the face of a building as well as the roof to stop the seagulls from landing and roosting.

Post and Wire Systems – These are made of metal wire and nylon filaments which are used in a criss-cross pattern to cover flat roofs and ridges. This deters the seagulls from roosting.

Electric Systems – These consist of insulated copper strips which give out a low electrical charge and causes birds to have a small shock, causing them to fly away.

If you implement one of the above methods you should find that the seagull problem around your building improves significantly. At Total Bird Control we have helped many home owners and business owners deal with seagull problems so if you need any advice please get in touch.