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Bird Deterrents for Businesses

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Bird Deterrent Services for Businesses

While most birds in their natural environment are perfectly harmless, nuisance birds in specific locations such as pigeons and gulls can be responsible for damaging property and transmitting diseases through fouling and associated debris and detritus. These are not just an issue to people’s health but they can also put your business at risk.

Our local and experienced bird specialists offer discreet, effective treatments that provide comprehensive bird deterrent solutions, such as:

These are all carried out discreetly, with the minimum of fuss and disruption to your business. Call us and we’ll get our qualified, avian specialist to discuss humane ways to deter nuisance birds that are causing issues for your business.

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FACT: Birds can be a significant pest in food premises, such as food storage warehouses, food factories and bakeries. They often gain entry through loading bay areas or damaged roofing.

Practical steps to help deter nuisance gulls and pigeons

There are ways to make your premises less attractive to nuisance birds, dissuading them from taking up residence, and encouraging them to find more appropriate nesting sites. The following practical steps can help you deter nuisance birds;

  • Limit access to food sources and anything that they can use to build nests
  • Remove any old nests or nesting materials from previous seasons (but always check first, that the nest is not being used again)
  • If you notice nuisance birds congregating in a certain area repeatedly, shoo them away so they do not have chance to settle.


Pigeon and seagull issues

Pigeons are hosts to parasitic pests such as ticks, fleas and bird mites, which can spread to people. The insects live on the birds and their droppings but when the birds leave the roost the parasites can invade buildings in search of a new food source. Pigeons and gulls also harbour some nasty diseases, which could make you seriously ill:

  • Salmonella (pigeons and gulls) - This bacterium is deposited where pigeons defecate. It can lead to Salmonellosis and Paratyphoid fever.
  • Psittacosis (pigeons and gulls) - Also called Ornithosis or pigeon fancier's lung. This infection can be transmitted by inhaling the bacteria from dried droppings or handling feathers of infected birds.
  • Fowl pest (pigeons) - Also known as fowl plague or Newcastle disease. This virus can be transmitted to people when they’re exposed to faecal and other excretions from infected birds.
  • Escherichia coli (E.Coli) (gulls) - Can lead to illnesses such as gastro-enteritis and septicaemia.
  • Fungal infections (gulls) - These include Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis and are carried within bird droppings.
  • Bird mites - are often found in bird’s nests and roosting places. They feed mainly on bird blood but will also bite people, too.

  • Bird debris - such as feathers, fouling and nesting materials can block guttering and degrade roofing materials, which can lead to internal leaks and associated maintenance costs. 
  • Blocked guttering - from bird debris can also lead to standing water, which is then an added attractant for the pest birds who can drink from here in relative safety. The standing water may also act as a breeding ground for flying and biting insects, which can become very active during warmer summer months.
  • Bird faeces - is particularly corrosive and will result in damage to roofing and building materials as well as any plant machinery on roofs or solar panels, especially if birds are nesting under the solar panels. Deceased birds decomposing on roofs or ledges can lead to secondary insect infestations such as blow flies. The larvae of textile pests such as varied carpet beetle and leather beetle will feed on feather debris, but can migrate inside a building as the infestation grows.

Call Rentokil to discuss effective pigeon and gull deterrents such as hawking, bird netting, Rentokil Intelligent Bird Scaring, bird point, solar panel bird proofing and other deterrents and bird proofing solutions to protect your business.

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Five step bird deterrent plan

  1. Our local surveyor will arrange a convenient time to inspect your premises to assess the pest bird situation. Liaising with a 'specialist services consultant' (who is an expert in bird control and bird legislation) they will provide you with a report detailing the bird infestation issues.
  2. In the report they’ll recommend an appropriate treatment plan for your business. This will include details on the most suitable and effective bird deterrents, bird proofing solutions, preventative advice and price to resolve your bird issues.
  3. We’ll arrange appropriate times for a specialist technician to visit your premises and begin resolving the bird problem with the minimum of disruption to your business. Several visits may be required to successfully resolve the avian issues.
  4. The technician will introduce themselves when they arrive and run through the treatment process before starting work.
  5. Our experts will also offer you advice on how to help prevent any future bird pest problems.

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