Bird control is vital for controlling the population and maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Not only this, but it prevents the spread of disease and improves the hygiene in your property. Bird droppings are known to contain diseases, one of which is salmonella. Reducing the spread of this is paramount for the health of you and your family.
If you’re interested in the different types of bird control, then check out this guide on all the different techniques you can utilise to prevent an out-of-control bird population.
Why Are Birds A Nuisance?
As previously mentioned, birds can spread several diseases by walking in their droppings and depositing them around your home and property. However, this is not the only problem. Birds steal insulation within your home for their nests, create holes in fascias and inflict mess, destruction and discolouration on walls when their numbers grow out of control. Additionally, depending on the species, they can make a lot of noise. In large numbers, this can create an unpleasant living environment – especially early in the morning.
Bird Control: Wire Mesh & Netting
A great bird control method is netting and wire mesh. The type of bird and its size will dictate whether you opt for heavy-duty metal mesh or standard plastic netting. The technique is simple, yet effective. It prevents birds from landing or entering the area you wish to deter them from. The elastic nature of netting is almost impossible for them to walk or stay stable, meaning they’ll move on to more appropriate habits such as the forest.
We recommend you use a professional service certified by the British Pest Control Association to ensure safe and effective installations of bird control measures.
Bird Spike & Wired Posts
Bird spikes are a control method utilised in many situations, such as in the city for pigeon populations. They’re low maintenance, subtle and effective. The method speaks for itself, a spiky window sill is difficult for a bird to land on without injuring itself, so it’s likely to choose alternative areas that don’t risk injury.Post and wire prevention is surprisingly efficient and low impact. By installing lines close together above a building, it makes it virtually impossible for birds to safely dive and land and so they naturally move on to a better location. What’s more, it’s extremely difficult to notice the lines from below, meaning you won’t be plagued with the unsightly appearance of more major prevention methods such as plastic netting.
Get In Touch With Terminate Pest Control For Bird Prevention
At Terminate Pest Control, we utilise knowledge, experience and professional techniques to help control bird populations on your property. We’re proud to be a member of the BPCD and boast over 20 years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to discuss this further.