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Bird Deterrent Services for Businesses
While most birds in their natural environment are perfectly harmless, nuisance birds such as pigeons and gulls can be responsible for damaging property and transmitting diseases through fouling and associated debris. 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 ashawking, nest removal, bird netting,bioacoustics and solar panel proofing. 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 pests birds that are causing you issues.
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.
Pigeon proofing solar panels
The use of solar photovoltaic panels (Solar PV) to convert sun rays into electricity is increasing rapidly as technology makes more efficient, slimline and economic options available. However, nesting birds are also taking advantage of this 'renewables' technology. Pigeons in particular have made the most of the shelter offered under solar panels to nest and roost.
Why are nesting birds under solar panels a problem?
Birds nesting in and around solar panels can easily damage the cabling/wiring and the photovoltaic panels themselves. Debris such as feathers, fouling and nesting material will reduce the effectiveness of the panels thus reducing output and bird faeces is particuarly corrosive. Pigeon and gull droppings also carry pathogens such as Salmonellosis and Escherichia coli that can lead to illnesses like gastro-enteritis, presenting a healh hazard particuarly to those working on or maintaining the solar panels. The simplist way to ensure solar panel protection is to have them professionally proofed using mesh specifically designed to pigeon proof solar panels. This prevents birds accessing the area beneath the solar panels - protecting the wiring, equipment and roof from damage.
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 bird deterrents such as hawking, bird netting, bird point, solar panel proofing and other deterrents and bird proofing solutions to protect your business.
Our Five Step Bird Deterrent Plan
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.
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.
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.
The technician will introduce themselves when they arrive and run through the treatment process before starting work.
Our experts will also offer you advice on how to help prevent any future bird pest problems.
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