Bird Proofing in Berkshire, Hampshire & Oxfordshire
Problem birds, including pigeons and seagulls, have lived amongst us for years. However, their growing populations are forcing many home and business owners across the UK to invest in bird proofing measures in order to protect their properties.
With an estimated 18 million feral pigeons currently living in the UK, it’s no wonder that properties across the South East of England regularly suffer from bird-related issues and infestations.
So, to help keep people and properties protected against pest birds, we offer a wide range of professional bird-proofing services in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, and Wiltshire.
If you’re looking to keep your property bird-free for years to come, then contact us today on 0800 078 7255, and your local bird-proofing technician will be with you as soon as possible for a free site survey.
What is Bird Proofing?
Bird proofing is a safe, legal and humane method of protecting your property from the damage and issues that nesting birds create. With methods designed to be unobtrusive and highly effective for years to come, bird-proofing treatments are becoming increasingly popular for both domestic and commercial properties across the UK.
Most bird-proofing techniques work by either denying birds access to specific areas or scaring them off using visual or auditory deterrents. They are highly effective at stopping birds from perching, roosting, and nesting where you don’t want them to.
Countrywide's Bird Proofing Services
Here at Countrywide, our experienced and highly qualified pest control technicians are trained in delivering a wide range of bird-proofing services. Every bird problem is unique, just as every building is different; with such a range of proofing techniques to choose from, there’s always a solution for everyone.
Let’s take a closer look at the bird-proofing services we offer.
Want to learn more about our bird-proofing techniques? Call 0800 078 7255 or email email@example.com to speak with a bird-proofing expert for advice and further guidance.
Why is Bird Proofing Necessary?
Pest birds are capable of causing a considerable amount of damage to your property in a number of ways. First, they move onto the property and begin building their nests. Bringing nesting materials, like sticks, leaves, and whatever else they can get hold of, onto your property. These nesting materials regularly end up blocking drains, leading to drainage issues and even flooding. Your gutters will then need to be cleaned professionally and maybe even replaced, depending on the extent of the damage caused.
Birds can also create issues with your ventilation systems and chimneys, blocking vital air flows that could end up filling your property with carbon monoxide!
Bird guano, another name for bird droppings, is incredibly acidic and can cause corrosion and severe damage over time. Permanent damage to your roofline can result in leaks and further pest problems, which adds up to costly repair bills and remedies.
Pigeons and seagulls are particularly disruptive birds. Their calls and coos can begin to grate on your nerves over time, distracting you from important work or disturbing your sleeping pattern.
When birds perch on your window ledges and rooflines, they will drop their guano onto your windows which sends a bad impression to the neighbours and can be a nightmare to clean. Plus, bird droppings are very slippery; when they land on the floor below, they create a significant slip hazard where visitors or even passersby could injure themselves.
Pest birds, and their droppings, also bring a risk of secondary pests such as mites, ticks, and fleas which can easily make their way inside your property.
Plus, gulls are particularly vicious and have been known to attack humans and other animals on occasion – particularly during breeding season.
The most important reason for employing bird-proofing techniques on your property is to protect your loved ones, customers, staff etc., from the dangerous diseases birds carry. Pigeons alone carry hundreds of diseases, including Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis and Psittacosis.
Such pathogens are known to cause respiratory illnesses and further health complications, including pneumonia, meningitis, and even death if left untreated. Therefore, it’s vital to take the necessary precautions and bird-proof your property to prevent such diseases from passing to you and your family.
Choosing the Most Appropriate Bird Proofing Method
With such a wide range of bird-proofing methods available on the market, it can be difficult and somewhat overwhelming when trying to decide upon the most appropriate method for you. But don’t worry – that’s where we come in.
Our experienced technicians have seen it all. We’ll start by conducting a thorough site survey of your property, and once complete, we will be able to tell you exactly which method is the most suitable for you.
Whichever bird-proofing method you decide to go with in the end, please remember that all of our techniques are humane, legal and highly effective.
Commercial Bird Proofing
Bird proofing is absolutely essential for businesses. Not only are you required by law to maintain a pest-free environment in your workplace, but pigeons and seagulls nesting on your property places you at risk of damage to your property, health & safety issues, and even potential business closure.
If your business premises is covered in guano, what sort of impression is that sending to your potential customers regarding your standards? Bird problems can have a huge impact on your business’s reputation, so it’s vital to prevent them from day one.
We’re here to help, delivering our wide range of bird-proofing techniques to businesses in areas including Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire, as well as all London Boroughs. We’ve helped to protect hundreds of businesses across the South East from the issues birds create. Plus, all of our bird-proofing services are 100% guaranteed!
If you’re looking to protect your business from birds, then get in contact with us today. Call our team on 0800 078 7255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements, and we’ll book you in for a free site survey as soon as possible.
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