Urban feral pigeons can become a nuisance for you and your property. They can be noisy, very messy, are unhygienic and can cause damage to building structures and business reputations.
Harmful to You
Over 110 pathogens are carried by pigeons, therefore you need to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when dealing with these urban birds and their droppings.
The BPCA report that up to 49% of feral pigeons may be infected with Chlamydia Psittaci.
This causes Ornithosis in humans, which can present as the inability to control:
- body temperature,
- severe weakness,
- blurred vision,
and in severe cases, death.
Therefore, Avon Pest Control recommend contacting a professional pest control agency to safely deal with your pest problem for you.
Harmful to Your Property, Car and Belongings
Pigeon fouling not only poses a significant health risk to humans, but their droppings are also acidic and can erode metals, stonework, and brickwork.
Additionally, buildings covered in droppings look unpleasant, can have a horrible odour, and are generally not a good look for your city home or business.
Bird faeces can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to remove, so it pays to act fast when you first notice the problem.
Pigeons can enter buildings via open eaves, guttering and open or damaged windows. Guttering and drainage systems can be blocked by pigeon faeces, feathers, and nesting materials. Such drainage disruption can result in further water damage.
Here at Avon Pest Control, we offer a range of services, including building protection and bird proofing.
Our team of trained specialist surveyors and installation technicians are able to install proofing and bird deterrent measures, as well as maintaining existing installations in even difficult to reach, high level areas.
As avian experts, we understand that pigeons are able to adapt to control measures over time, therefore we undertake careful assessment, and consider multiple appropriate techniques to safeguard your property from damage.
Harmful to Your Business
Pigeon faeces can compromise health and safety standards, which can put yourself, your staff, and your customers at risk, and may damage the reputation of your business.
Wild birds and their eggs are protected by law in the UK, under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. The correct identification of target species, and the avoidance of non-target species is paramount; please be mindful of this if you choose to undertake any DIY bird management. Or better still…
Leave it to the Experts!
From small jobs to more complicated flock control; we’re here to help.
For more information regarding our building protection and bird proofing processes, call Avon Pest Control today on 01926 632 929 or 01789 293 463, or click here to visit or website for more information on our services, and let our qualified, expert technicians discreetly deal with your pigeon problem for you.
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