Pigeon protection for businesses

Pigeon Protection For Your Business

Pigeons are one of the most common birds in the UK, especially in towns and cities. So, naturally, they can become a pest for businesses. Pigeon protection for your business is important, so pigeon-proofing is a must. This guide will show you how you can pigeon-proof your premises.

Feral pigeons are found all over the UK, especially in cities and towns where pigeons can enjoy the scraps of food and rubbish that is left on the ground by people. 

Over the years, pigeons have adapted well to the urban environment and this new food source and pigeon populations have grown, causing them to become a nuisance. Pigeon droppings can also cause damage to buildings as they are erosive in nature.

While many birds are perfectly harmless, pest bird species, such as pigeons and seagulls, can cause damage to commercial properties and vehicles, and also transmit diseases. Not only are they an issue to people’s health, but they can also put your business at risk. 

As well as being a general nuisance, pigeons on your property can spread diseases such as salmonella and e.coli and damage both buildings and vehicles. 

Pigeons, like any other pest, can leave visible signs that they are infesting your property. These signs include nesting material strewn around your property, bad odours or an increase in bird droppings or insects. If you have any of these, you may well have a bird problem that needs dealing with.

Anti-pigeon spikes are a great way to protect your commercial premises from pigeon droppings. The spikes work as a pigeon deterrent and prevent them from roosting on the ledges of your building, which helps keep your walls free from pigeon droppings. 

Bird deterrent spikes are made from a polycarbonate base and stainless steel spikes that are installed on ledges and window sills. 

At VermEx, we also specialise in the removal, cleaning up and treatment of bird-related waste.

Bird netting is one of the most effective bird repellent methods. The net doesn’t harm the birds, but it is very effective in stopping pigeons roosting and creating nesting sites on your building, which will help to keep your business bird free.

There are various pigeon prevention methods that you can use, including bird wire, repellent gel, and flame gel. These methods all work as deterrents. Bird wire is a spring-tension post and wire system that is designed to create an unstable landing area that discourages birds from landing. Bird repellent, or ‘flame’ gel is designed to make birds think that there is fire on a building. This is due to the fact that birds see in the ultraviolet spectrum, so the colour of the repellent gel appears to them as little balls of fire, thus deterring them from landing on the building.

The AviShock electric bird deterrent system is used to deter pigeons nad other birds from nesting on your building. It works by emitting a small electric pulse when the bird comes into contact with the track, deterring the birds from returning to the area.

As well as being a general nuisance, pigeons on your property can spread diseases such as salmonella and E.coli and damage both buildings and vehicles.

Pigeons have unpleasant droppings, which can lead to additional insect infestations or create a slippery and smelly health risk hazard for your staff and customers.

Whilst you can deter pigeons yourself, we would recommend using a professional pest control service. This is especially true if you have a pigeon problem or a pigeon infestation. 

As well as our pigeon control services, VermEx also offers post-treatment services such as:

  • Removal of nesting materials and droppings.
  • Cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting of sites, including power washing if necessary.
  • Solutions for pigeon-related insect treatment, such as fleas or mites.

Affordable & Effective Pigeon Pest Control

If your business is suffering from a pigeon problem then please get in touch with us. We have a range of bird control measures designed to keep pigeons away from your premises and stop birds from damaging your property or affecting your business. We can also perform a free site survey on your commercial properties and give you a free quote for any work that we would recommend. 

Get in touch with VermEx on 01904 798676, by emailing info@vermex.co.uk or by using our contact form for all of your pest control requirements and call in the professionals for fast and effective pest control.

VermEx are a family-owned and operated extermination service based in the North of England. We offer tailored fixed-price service contracts and a fixed-price callout charge. What’s more, we are also registered with the British Pest Control Association Quality Standard, so you know the work we do is effective.

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