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Birds Pest Control


Pest control for birds in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire

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Birds Profile


Description:

Often know as 'flying rats', the control of feral birds and pigeons is a highly controversial subject. Some see pigeons and other bird life as a natural part of the local wildlife, while others see them as a nuisance bird.

If you are having problems with pigeons or other birds species, Bird Control Manchester can help. Bird Control Manchester offers a comprehensive bird control service, from bird control to prevention we have a bird control solution for residential and commercial customers. From cleaning bird guano, bird netting, bird spike installation and other preventative measures. Call Bird Control Manchester on 0161 448 1782 for more information on our bird control services. We cover Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire areas.

Distribution:

Humans are at risk from feral pigeons. Pigeons can carry a number of potentially infectious diseases including salmonella, tuberculosis and ornithosis. They are also a source of allergens which can cause respiratory ailments such as pigeon fancier's lung and allergic skin reaction. There is potential for these illnesses to be spread to people through contact with pigeon droppings. They carry insect pests such as fleas, mites. Their roosts and nesting sites attract mealworms, flies, Dermestes beatles and many other insect pests.

The presence of pigeons droppings (particularly when wet), can also contribute to slip hazards. Pigeon faeces are very acidic and will corrode the fabric of your building, including UPVC, brickwork, guttering and metal leading, leading to costly repairs and increased maintenance.

Life Cycle:

Pigeons can breed from the age of six months and normally lay two eggs in a flimsy nest constructed in a sheltered site. The male and female pigeons take turns sitting on the eggs for a period of about 16 to 18 days - the typical period for incubation for pigeon eggs. The young feed for several weeks on pigeon 'milk' from their parents.

They leave the nest after five weeks but still rely on parental feeding for a further week or two before becoming independent. By this time, the parents are able to commence the breeding cycle again. This ability to breed up to six times per year allows the pigeon population to rapidly expand.

About Bird Control


Treatment for Pigeons

Effective proofing, control, fouling removal and insecticidal treatment can save money and reduce risk of disease. The various control methods include:

Bird Netting:

Ideal for excluding birds from certain areas. Can be used to cover light-wells, roof-plant machinery and balconies etc.

Birdwire Systems:

Comprises stainless steel metal posts with sprung wires attached that can be fixed to most surfaces.

Spike Systems:

A plastic base with stainless steel spikes, very popular and widely used, can be applied to almost any surface.

Weldmesh:

Perfect for excluding pigeons and gulls from fire escapes, walkways, girders and plant machinery. Often the best method for proofing small access holes around soffit boards on domestic premises.

Fouling Removal and Cleaning:

We will remove bird fouling, nesting material and other contaminated waste using a specialist disinfectant followed by an insecticidal treatment to kill all the insect pests associated with the birds.

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