Birds can gain entry through damaged roof tiles/sheeting, guttering/eaves, loose wall timbers, loading bays and open doors. They can cause property damage by dislodging roof tiles, blocking gutters, building nests and leaving droppings that corrode building materials. As they can be aggressive and attack customers and staff, especially during breeding season, bird control is critical.
They also carry fleas, mites, ticks, lice and other biting insects which can spread diseases and pose a serious health risks. Your business premises could be the ideal habitat for pest birds. They have learnt how to survive by scavenging our food waste, needing the smallest amount of shelter to make their nests.
The longer birds are allowed to nest or roost in an unwanted area, the harder it will be to remove them. Rebel Pest Professionals provide discreet, effective, humane solutions to your bird problems. Contact us today!
Signs of Nesting
Recognising the signs of a serious problem and getting an immediate solution can drastically reduce the length of time that effective bird control takes. For example, pigeons live in flocks of anywhere between 50 and 500, so a small problem has the potential to turn into a large infestation.
Look out for these signs below:
Birds settling on roofs or ledges
The telltale sign of bird nesting is groups of them leaving on roofs or ledges.
You will hear continuous bird cries, especially from young chicks.
You may find nesting materials such as grasses and twigs strewn about your property.
Damage to roofing materials from constant pecking.
You will notice droppings concentrated in areas where birds roost.
Feathers and debris
Feathers and debris from nests can block guttering and drainage pipes.
Places to look for bird problems:
- Tall buildings with flat roofs are ideal for pigeons.
- Balconies, ledges, chimneys, and guttering are perfect spots for nesting.
- Seagulls flock together on flat roofs.
- A gap larger than 25mm will allow access to your building for pigeons.
- Pigeons prefer roof spaces to roost in and are capable of moving loose/damaged tiles to gain access.
How We Prevent Birds Nesting In Roof
Rebel Pest Professionals provide a thorough inspection and advise you on the best, cost-effective bird control solution for your property. Our range of effective and humane deterrents disperse pest populations safely.
Bird netting is an immediate, effective and discreet solution, aimed to eliminate all birds from roosting and nesting in areas.
Bird spikes consist of stainless steel springs and wires. The wires are tightly fixed between stainless steel pillars and can be fitted to most surfaces, preventing birds from landing on ledges and leaving droppings.
Electric bird deterrent
Electric deterrents are ideal for parapets, roof peaks, beams, ledges etc. They send out a harmless pulse, every two to three seconds.
Optical bird deterrent
Optical deterrents reflect light beams, including ultraviolet and infrared light. This imitates the presence of a predator bird, causing the bird to fly away. While it doesn’t affect birds that are already sitting in the spot, it does hinder the birds at the angle which they come in to land.