Pigeon on a nest
Pest control is often more than just the control of rodents and insects, we often get asked to clean up mess caused by roosting pigeons. Pigeons have become a major problem in Henley as no-one seeks to control their numbers and if undetected in a building their feaces quickly becomes a health hazard. 
 
This was a house which has an ornate belfry on top of the roof; a hatch that leads from a staircase onto a platform was accidentally left open for a few weeks. 
 
Henley on Thames has a large pigeon population and at night the birds divide into flocks, each flock will find a desired roost and once the birds take up residence they will be very difficult to dissuade fromleaving. 
 
Pigeons will quickly take advantage of any new sites that offer shelter from the elements - the open door into a belfry for example. 
 
We carryout bird control work all over henley and the surrounding areas, movingthe birds off a property is only half of the story, once you've removed them, you then have to keep them away. We install bird resistant netting and spikes to physically prevent the birds from returning. 
 
As part of providing a bird control service we clean up the mess left behind - bird waste or guano, along with left over nesting materials and dead birds. This mass of organic matter is a potential health hazard - infested with beetles and worms along with some nasty bacteria and viruses. 
 
Safety is our number one priority and we sheet up the indoor areas where we will be working along with the wearing of PPE for our technicians. 
 
This job required us to remove all the items stored in the area below the belfry, remove the guano inside the building and sort through the items - some for disposal and the rest to go back inside the loft when the work was completed. 
 
As part of the clean up we removed about a foot of guano that had built up on the platform accessed through the door at the top of the belfry. All surfaces were washed down with biocide to kill any lingering viruses or bacteria. 
 
We got this all cleaned up in two days and a skip load for the tip, we carryout bird control work in Reading and all over Berkshire so if you have birds roosting on your workplace or on a domestic balcony don't wait and leave it as things will just get worse. 
 
Pigeons carry a lot of harmful organisms and their droppings form a health and safety issue as they are slippery and this can be the cause of accidents. 
 
Pigeon guano also rots away both metals and stonework as it is very acidic - birds do not urinate they excrete uric acid in the form of white crystals. These are the white splashes that you can see and this acid etches the surfaces it lands on causing long term damage to wood, stone and vehicle paintwork. 
 
There is also a distinctive unpleasant smell attached to large quantities of bird droppings; we use biocides that have been perfumed to help alleviate the smell, but once removed the air should freshen in time. 
 
Henley Pest Control - whatever the size of your bird problem get in touch and we can provide a no obligation quote to get your clean and free from birds. 
 
 
 
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