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Having problem birds consistently perching on your roof can be a real pain for home owners and if you do nothing about it, it can be surprising how much damage they can cause.

Your roof has to withstand wind, sleet, snow and rain as it is so the last thing you want is an unruly group of birds causing problems as well.

So what kind of problems can birds do to your roof?

Well, if left undeterred, they will bring insects and other small prey to your rood and relentlessly claw and peck at it. Over time this can cause damage to your roof tiles. Not only that, birds will sometimes build nests under roof tiles and in the gutters. This can cause leaks and make the tiles and guttering become unstable.

Birds can also get trapped down uncovered chimneys and make a real mess of skylights and solar panels. Last but certainly not least, the acidic nature of bird droppings can cause your roof to corrode and inevitably, a lot of their droppings will also end up on your patio causing further health issues.

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

Bird Spikes and Bird Netting

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

There are a few choices open to you so let’s take a look at some of the options:

Bird Spikes – putting bird spikes on your roof will act as a good deterrent. These can be erected on ledges, windowsills and gutters and 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

Bird Netting – this is effective but may be a bit unsightly for domestic properties and therefore more suited to commercial buildings. Netting can cover a wide area and will stop birds from entering and perching on the roof.

If bird problems persist at your property then it’s always worthwhile getting some professional advice on the best course of action to take. Please call us on 08000 35 1000 if you need our assistance.

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If your home or business is being pestered by birds and you find that they are causing a massive nuisance it can be tempting to take matters into your own hands however at Total Bird Control we would always advise against this. You don’t want to end up on the wrong side of the law and be prosecuted for making an intervention

The vast majority of wild birds is protected by law under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and this protects wild birds, their nests and their eggs. However, there are some notable exemptions to this law. DEFRA (Department of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), the governing body of the Wildlife and Countryside Act), recognise that there are some species that do cause a nuisance and that controls need to be put in place to stop the damage and contamination that they can cause.

The species exempt from the law are:



Greater Black-backed gull

Lesser Black-backed gull

Herring Gull




Feral Pigeon


Wood Pigeon

Canada Goose

This means that under a DEFRA general license, bird controls and measures can be put into place to counteract any problems that they may be causing.

With this said it is still illegal to cause these birds any suffering and only humane methods of bird control will be tolerated. Understanding the legalities of bird control is crucial so that no harm is caused.

Bird Control Problems

From the above list the most common bird control problems occur with gulls and feral pigeons. If either of these species is causing a problem to your property then only the occupier or owner of the building can take action. The action recommended is to call in a professional team who possess a DEFRA licence such as Total Bird Control to take action for you.

At Total Bird Control we have a range of humane methods to help deal with your bird control problem. If you are unsure what type of bird is causing you the issue and want to understand the

legalities of dealing with a bird control problem then please speak to one of our specialist team and we can arrange to survey the situation for you.

Depending on the problem we can deploy preventative measures such as bird spikes or bird netting. We are also experts in humane bird trapping and bird decontamination so for advice about bird control and staying within the law, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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School-Talk1-300x224We were approached by a local Birmingham school to assist in some careers advice to pupils who attend the school.

They were looking for someone to represent our company to provide advice on the type of work we carry out and the different services we can offer Darren Brough our Operations/Health and Safety Manager went to the school to meet the teachers and pupils and did a presentation about The Busters Group.

Within the presentation he spoke to the children about the different types of pigeon proofing that can be carried out. Darren also explained why it is important to put such measures in place and the health & safety issues surrounding pigeons roosting and nesting on buildings.

The pupils were interested to know about the different equipment used while such work is carried out.

Pigeon-Debris-clearance-from-Mosque-roof-void2-300x225Darren also included in his presentation details on the other services we offer, such as Pest Control Services. They discussed the different baiting methods, the benefits of rodent control and why it is important to have this in place. We also explained how we carry out clearance works and needle picks, which are done by our trained specialist clearance team.

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There is a time and place where you can really appreciate the flight of a bird. In their wild and natural habitat, there is nothing more divine than watching a bird glide fluently threw the air or gazing at a group of birds as they go about their routine.

But in and around the workplace, birds can become aggravating and unwanted guests. As they perch and nest on your building or property, they can begin to frustrate your employees, distract and disrupt productivity as well as increase the number of health and safety hazards.

Proven Techniques

Here at Total Bird Control, we are dedicated to dealing with the problem of pest control and bird proofing in Birmingham and the surrounding areas using the most effective and humane methods around. Operating domestically or commercially, our tried and tested techniques and procedures include the installation of bird spikes/ wire, bird netting as well as humane bird trapping.

Our methods have proven long-term and short term benefits, meaning that you can carry on with your day without the worry of pests. Our highly qualified and experienced technicians will be there to advise you on ways of improving the effectiveness of our installations, as well as how to look out for potential nesting/resting places within your surrounding environment.

But Why Would My Property Need Bird Proofing

The main problem when dealing with bird control is the hindrance and risk of contamination they cause. Many of us may have experienced the soul-destroying notion of being fouled on by an in-flight bird but if they choose to nest in your building, large amounts of harmful waste can build up. This can attract bacteria, cause external damage to the fabric of your building as well as make your building look unsightly.

By combating this contamination, you can eliminate the risk of infection as well as other health and safety risks that may arise.

So don’t run the risk of birds inhabiting the exterior and, in some cases, the interior of your residence by checking out our website for a full look at our range of bird proofing services, as well as other related pest control.

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It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the commercial world is no place for our feathered friends. Whilst their feathers may glisten against the glare of the sun, the last place you want a bird nesting is on or even in the confines of your corporation.

Whilst one of nature’s most elegant creatures, birds can quickly become pests when they decide to take refuge in more urban settings. Luckily, we here at Total Bird Control, are on hand to help your business find bird proofing and bird control solutions that are tailored to you.

Humane Bird Control

The impact that birds nesting, resting and congesting your residence is a lot greater than one may think. Not only does their presence create a physical and unsightly image for your business, but the noise they generate can quickly become a nuisance.

This can damage not only the physical and structural demeanour of your commercial residence, but also the reputation and image of your business. Customers can become disgusted, employees can become distracted, your building can become diseased and dejected. Is this really what you want?

Protect Your Business

With our experience and expertise in supplying and implementing a number of bird proofing procedures that are bespoke to your individual needs, it’s no suppose we are the first choice for many businesses nationwide.

Our qualified and knowledgeable teams are on hand to not only ensure your bird control problems are eradicated, but they are done so with only the best service possible. Whether you’re in need of our sophisticated bird netting solutions, effective bird spikes or reliable bird wiring, we will be able to find the right solution for your business.

But don’t take our word for it! With our experts on hand to take you call, make sure you check our website to find your nearest Total Bird Control technician as well as an extensive look at our services.

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There is nothing more glorious than witnessing a bird in full flight. The way it soars, dips and weaves seamlessly through the air can’t help but catch your eye and your imagination. But, whilst birds are appreciated in their natural habitat, when they begin to occupy more urban terrain, they can quickly become a nuisance.

Here at Total Bird Control, we understand the unsightly and unsavoury pain that birds taking refuge in and around your buildings can be. Over the years, we have fine-tuned and perfected our bird proofing and bird control techniques to ensure that you receive only the most effective and efficient service.

Bird Control For You

Serving Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and the surrounding Midlands areas, we have grown a reputation that has seen us become the first choice for many when to comes to providing and implementing a range of bird proofing practices. One of our stand-out products is our bird netting which provides the perfect obstacle for birds when it comes to protecting your buildings.

The unsightly and unhygienic presence of our feathered friends can be detrimental, not only to the interior and exterior structure of your buildings, but also in creating a physically unwelcoming environment. From nesting and fouling, to physical damage and insect infestations, your property can quickly become a serious health risk.

Sophisticated Bird Netting

Our bird netting compromises of secure nylon netting that is affixed to a strong, stainless steel wire rope frame. Once tensioned and in place, the netting provides a physical obstacle preventing birds from landing, perching and nesting on your buildings. These nets are affixed to the ground through a series of stainless steel clamps and masonry bolt systems, ensuring the guaranteed long life of your bird netting.

Our proven bird and pigeon netting techniques are extremely effective in protecting recesses, alcoves and balconies that are often difficult to protect using other procedures. Discreet and out of view, our bird netting is the best way to humanly protect your buildings.

With a whole range of bird proofing services that can be tailored to your needs, be sure to contact us today to see how we can help you.

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January is often associated with new beginnings and fresh start. With this in mind, the last thing you need is a disturbance or nuisance presence to cause a distraction. One of the most common disturbances to a property is the infestation or accumulation of birds. Luckily, we are here to help.

As part of the reputable Buster Group, you really should consider the benefits of bird proofing with the help of us here at Total Bird Control. Situated nationwide we are able to offer bird proofing in Birmingham, London, Bristol or Manchester.

Bird Proofing is one of the most effective ways on ensuring that your building and its surroundings remains nuisance free as well as protecting your building against the harmful hazards bird infestation can cause.

With a multitude of Bird Proofing companies out there to choose from, it can be quite daunting when it comes to selecting the right company. There are a number of things to consider from cost to reputation to methods.

So why choose us?

• As stated above, we are part of The Busters Group, an established and recognised environmental company. We are proud of this association which ensures that we have the experience, knowledge and acumen to provide effective bird proofing complimented with excellent customer service.

• Our specialist teams are ready and waiting to attend to you unique bird problem. Offering friendly and honest advice, our teams will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have as well as suggesting the best possible solutions.

• With a range of different methods readily available, you will be able to find the type of proofing that best suits your property. Including netting, spikes and humane trapping methods, our procedures will be tailored to you and your specific needs.

• We are so confident in the quality of our service that we offer free quotations and surveys to all our customers. We understand that bird proofing can be an uncomfortable subject which is why we offer subtle methods aiming to create little to no attention.

So stop bird infestation before it has even begun and protect the reputation, structure and appearance of your property today. Check out our website for more details or contact our head offices today.

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As the myth may suggest, not all birds fly south for the winter. For some birds, the autumn and winter period can be their most active and important as they nest and feed to survive the cold months, and seeing them in their natural habitat can be one of Mother Nature’s wonders.

But birds can become a nuisance very quickly should they choose to nest on your building or facility. Here at Total Bird Control, we specialise in bird proofing in Birmingham, as well as nationwide from our offices based in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Manchester. We humanely and safely deal with pigeon and bird related problems, including protecting your building from damage as well as reducing possible health risks from their presence.

Effective and Efficient

Our methods are the most cost efficient and environmentally friendly ways in which to deal with your bird problems. With solutions such as bird spikes and wiring to prevent our feathered friends from roosting, as well as pigeon netting to protect those alcoves and balconies that provide the perfect perch, we offer the complete package.

We offer our services both commercially and domestically and are dedicated to providing a quick-response as well as an effective solution. Ensuring minimal distress and public attention, we comply with the Bird Controls Guidelines, allowing you peace of mind in terms of our service and our methods.

Why is it important?

• Reduces health hazards and chance of accidents
• Prevents damage to building
• Deals with contamination and fouling
• Ensures your reputation is not lost

To protect your home or building from becoming a nesting-ground for our winged-companions, contact Total Bird Control today either by phone or through our website by filling out a contact form.

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If you’ve ever spent much time in London where birds have become used to humans you will probably have noticed they can be quite a pest; bothering people while they eat as well as making areas unsightly with their droppings. At Total Bird Control we specialise in the implementation of bird proofing methods to rid your property of this problem, but apart from being a nuisance, can they actually damage the buildings they congregate on?

It will be obvious to you that bird fouling can prove incredibly unsightly to your property, a real problem regardless of whether it is a period building with historical or a commercial premises. There are also numerous health implications associated with bird excrement, with pigeons known to harbour 60 different diseases, the most common of which transmitted to humans being Chlamydophila psittati and Cryptococcus neoformans.
However, you may be surprised that bird excrement can also damage building surfaces irreversibly, with the potential to cause thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Bird excrement contains various acidic properties that when released, can scar the fabric of a building, and research has demonstrated that even after the bird droppings have been removed the corrosive effects can still continue. Buildings that are made from limestone or calciferous sandstone are most at risk from this sort of contamination.
At Total Bird Control there are various techniques we can use to avoid this problem. Bird netting is constructed from a nylon net fixed to a pre-tensioned wire rope frame, ensuring that birds cannot pass through while it is incredibly unpleasant for them to land on. Our netting solutions are most effective at stopping birds accessing recesses, alcoves and balconies.

Another method of proofing we employ is bird spikes, which are very effective in making surfaces difficult to perch on, such as ledges and window sills. We are conscious that bird spikes aren’t particularly attractive on the side of your building, which is why we strive to ensure the spikes we install are inconspicuous to reduce the aesthetic impact.

As well as bird netting and spikes we offer a variety of other services including seagull control and fouling removal and cleaning, so make Total Bird Control your first port-of-call for all of your bird proofing needs.Click here to get in touch with our professional and friendly team to discuss your requirements in greater detail.

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Bird really is the word when it comes to the service on offer at Total Bird Control, synonymous with peace and tranquillity our feathered friends appear in all sorts of forms of art, from paintings, literature to songs! However, for a business owner they can be more of a pest, as they damage your property and cause general nuisance. Whilst they may be in the way, you have to do all you can to ensure that the prevention methods you use are humane, yet effective, so read on to learn the top 3 methods that we use here.

Pigeon Netting

No, it’s not a net made from pigeon, it has this name as it is generally an effective method to preventing this particular type of bird. It will stop birds passing through, and if they do decide to land on it they won’t stay long as it doesn’t provide a comfortable surface; what’s more, it’s inconspicuous so you needn’t worry about aesthetics being affected!

Bird Spikes

Whilst these may sound pretty hard-core they are simply a few spikes that shoot off in various different directions which will obviously stop any birds from roosting. The downfall of this method is that they can be seen from ground level.

Posts & Wire

Exactly what it says on the tin, several wires strung between a number of steel posts! Because it is tensioned it won’t be easy to land on, and the inclusion of shock absorbing springs makes them resilient to damage.

Why Do I Need Bird Proofing?

The question you should really be asking yourself isn’t why do you need it; it’s what will happen if you don’t. Without proper prevention techniques in place you are at risk of infections, illnesses, infestation by insects associated with birds, damage to buildings and fouling and contamination!

So, don’t run the risk, click here to go straight through to our contact page and find out today the best bird control methods that we have.