We are often called upon to deal with nuisance bird issues across the South West region in major cities such as Exeter and Plymouth where pigeons are a problem. We also get a lot of calls to deal with coastal and urban seagulls too, as well as more rural problems where crops and livestock need to be protected. From chimney stacks to solar panels to large commercial premises, our Paignton bird control for both homes and businesses involve a variety of tried and tested, effective techniques.
Birds including seagulls, pigeons, crows and starlings are not only noisy and messy, they also pose a threat to health, not to mention the damage that they can cause to property, crops and livestock. Once the birds have chosen your land or property as their home, they are not easy to get rid of either, especially given that it’s against the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 to interfere with their nests. So what do you do when you have a nuisance bird issue?
By far the best solution when it comes to preventing birds nesting is to get ahead of them with preventative measures such as bird spiking and netting which we will cover shortly. This will prevent potential damage to your property and many other issues:
Once birds have taken up residence, we can try sophisticated methods of bird scaring (see BirdAlert). The best course of action though is always to prevent them nesting. Of course, this form of Paignton bird control has to be carried out before nesting season. Generally this is the period in between birds fledging the nest and then pairs returning to build new nests in the spring.
Bird netting is the most effective method of bird proofing and stops birds being able to land on your roof, ledges, around chimney stacks etc. With professional Paignton bird netting, you can prevent birds choosing your property as their next residence.
Bird spiking is an effective alternative to bird netting and used when netting isn’t viable. Spikes are used in more elevated, smaller spots where birds find it easier to perch and roost. The placement of spikes makes the area inhospitable to birds encouraging them to find somewhere else to nest.
While bird netting and spiking are two highly effective methods of bird control, there are other services which can help. These include the use of hawks and at Falcon we are lucky to have a team of reliable birds of prey consisting of Harris Hawks and Falcons that are used to fly over an area populated by gulls and pigeons to scare the birds into moving on. Our birds are important members of the team and are accustomed to leading a very comfortable life with us.
BirdAlert is a sophisticated method of bird scaring which uses various tactics to encourage birds to move on. Unlike other audible bird scaring tactics, BirdAlert has a variety of tactics which can be programmed to target a specific species. The sounds are played at various times and intervals to avoid habituation meaning that the birds see the sounds as a true threat of a predator in the area.
We have seen great success with our Paignton Bird Alert system which is now used by many commercial organisations to manage their bird control requirements.
The Falcon team have extensive experience when it comes to Paignton bird control and have worked with farms, leisure centres, hotels and more to provide effective barriers to nuisance birds. We can offer advice, rid you of these pests and set up effective bird proofing systems to protect your property and land.
Simply call the team on 01752 929292 to discuss your requirements.