Birds are very popular in the UK, and it is common to find a bird’s nest on your property. You may not mind one or two birds nesting on your roof or balcony; however, if this number increases, they will become a nuisance. Over time, guano will build up, which can be extremely slippery, nesting material will begin to collect in guttering, and mites could invade your property. In addition, birds can carry many diseases that could make you or your family very sick. If this sounds familiar, bird netting could be the best solution to combat your bird infestation.

What Is Bird Netting?

Bird netting is an effective pest control method to stop birds from roosting on your property. It is quick and easy to install with incredible results, and it works by creating a physical barrier between a bird and its favourite nesting spot. The application of this pest control solution is generally across larger surface areas due to strength and design, and we can tailor this to your requirements.

Bird netting can be applied to many different locations, industries and properties. For example,

  • Domestic homes, i.e. gardens, ponds, balconies and roofs
  • Commercial car parks
  • Supermarkets or shopping centres
  • Warehouses
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Bridges etc.

If you have identified birds on your land or property, please contact us today at 0800 078 7255 and book your free home survey.

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Bird Netting Material

Bird netting is constructed using various synthetic materials to provide a durable medium to control birds. Depending on the application and location of the bird netting, we may use a nylon net due to its lightweight properties. On the other hand, a UV polyethylene or flame-resistant material may be used for higher protection in more industrial settings.

Types of Bird Netting

Seagulls, pigeons, starlings and sparrows are some of the most common birds to nest on commercial and residential properties. Moreover, each bird varies in size; therefore, it is important to install the correct-sized netting for maximum protection and proofing. 

The larger the net, the less visible it is and the less susceptible to the wind. As a result, we will install the netting based on your pest for the best results. 

  • Seagull 75mm Netting Required
  • Pigeon 50mm Netting Required
  • Starling 28mm Netting Required 
  • Sparrow 19mm Netting Required 
Bird netting installation at commercial property

Benefits of Bird Netting

Bird netting, also known as anti-bird netting or pigeon netting, is an effective solution to bird pest control for domestic and commercial properties. As a business owner, you are also legally obligated to keep your premises free from all pests under the Prevention of Damage by Pests act of 1949. Therefore, implementing an effective solution for bird and pest control is vital.

This netting acts as a deterrent to stop the birds from reaching their favourite nesting spots. Furthermore, once these birds realise they can no longer access the roof, balcony or warehouse, they will seek shelter elsewhere. As a result, this will keep your property free from droppings, diseases, costly repairs and nesting material. Other benefits of bird netting include,

Discreet Design

This netting has a fantastic ability to blend into the surroundings, which makes it highly unobtrusive. This is particularly important for listed buildings, venues or commercial properties that want to deter birds without distracting from the beauty of the exterior. 


Another benefit of bird netting is the ability to install it in almost every location, big or small. So whether you have a warehouse which requires bird netting on the roof or a pond with Koi fish, this netting is flexible and customisable. 

Its adaptability and versatility can also be applied to the design of the nets. Depending on your particular pest (Seagull, Pigeon, Sparrow etc.), different-sized nets can be installed to ensure effective and successful pest control against birds. 


Bird and pigeon netting is multifaceted and can positively impact your finances. Although you have the initial investment of the bird net installation, you will save time and money cleaning up after these pests and reducing the damage. Birds can block guttering with their nests which could cause a leak, dislodge roof tiles, and damage wiring. Therefore, you will protect your property from these damages by opting for an effectual bird pest control solution. 


Installing bird netting is a safe and harmless way of controlling your pest infestation. This anti-bird solution does not harm the birds but deters them from nesting and roosting on your property.

It is crucial to hire a professional avian expert to install this bird netting, as loose netting could result in birds getting trapped or injuring themselves. Having a reputable installer complete this task ensures it is fitted correctly and safely. 

Professional Pest Control with Countrywide

If you have noticed pigeons or birds around your property and you are looking for a successful solution, bird netting is a cost-effective and reliable proofing method. Whether you require bird netting for your garden, balcony, roof or commercial car park, our team can help.

For specialist pest control services in Berkshire, Hampshire & Oxfordshire, please contact us at Countrywide Pest Control at 0800 078 7255. Our team of avian experts will be happy to assist and provide a free quote.

Bird spikes FAQs

  • How much does bird netting cost?

    The price for bird netting depends upon a number of things; for example, the size of the area, the type of bird and netting required and whether it is a domestic or commercial property. In addition, we will endeavour to clean and sanitise the area during the bird netting installation. Therefore, we would happily conduct a free survey to quote you accurately.

  • How long does bird netting last?

    Bird netting is a long-lasting, durable solution to bird pest control, and if maintained correctly, our netting can last up to 10 years. Therefore, the most significant benefit of bird or pigeon netting is the lifespan and longevity of the material. Moreover, this makes it one of the most cost-effective solutions to bird pest control.

  • How to get rid of pigeons nesting under solar panels?

    All birds, including pigeons, can situate themselves under or around your solar panels and cause extensive damage to the material and electrical elements. Although bird netting is a great deterrent, the most effective solution would be to install bird mesh around each solar panel. This eliminates the entry points for the birds to nest underneath and helps keep your roof and investment free from guano and nesting material.

    If you would like some more information on pigeon-proofing your solar panels, contact us today at 0800 078 7255 for friendly and reliable advice.

Why Countrywide?

  • Your local pest control service in Newbury, Reading, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Farnborough and Southampton
  • Fair pricing with fast, guaranteed results.
  • Full British Pest Control Association Member
  • Approved by local trading standards authorities 'buy with confidence' scheme
  • Which? Trusted Trader
  • Fully trained (BPCA) and insured with safe working practices
  • We offer a 100% Guarantee on our pest control treatments

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