Professional pigeon control for both domestic and commercial customers In Henley
Pigeon proofing and guano cleaning in Henley on Thames
How can we prevent feral pigeons roosting on our house?
Pigeons should be called rock doves as a craggy rock face is their natural home, unfortunately for many businesses and home owners modern building design replicates this environment and we see a lot of pigeons roosting and nesting around these properties.
Decorative ledges, balconies, gullies and the underside of photo voltaic panels all lead to a rise in the pigeon population as these represent ideal nest sites. Here at Henley Pest Control we carryout a lot of work installing preventative measures, we don’t harm the birds as we deny them access to the site.
When we talk about birds we think in terms of pressure as once a flock moves onto an area they will be very difficult to dislodge; we can fix spikes to deter the birds from landing and perching on ledges this works for light pressure. You can sometimes see pigeons using the spikes as frames for nesting on as this was the incorrect method of denial.
Heavy pressure means that the birds will not move off site so a physical barrier is required between the birds and the roost; netting is used to seal off the area and we use this most often across balconies and roof top machinery on commercial properties.
A steel mesh skirt is used around the lower edge of PV panels to prevent access underneath as this has become a recent problem for households with this equipment.
We need someone to clean up a load of bird mess, do you provide that service?
As part of our bird control service we carryout clean ups of pigeons, often things like rooftop air conditioning units are over looked and between service visits from man engineer the birds move in and quickly make the area hazardous due to the amount of guano (droppings), dead birds and nest material.
It only takes a few days for a flock to settle into somewhere new and we often get called out to service domestic properties where a flat has been untenanted for a couple of weeks and the balcony will be covered in bird poo.
From a domestic balcony or loft to a rooftop area we provide a service where we remove and dispose of the guano, clean the surfaces and then biocide the area to leave it clean and safe.
The importance of effective bird control in Henley
What goes in must come out and birds are no exception, the acids in bird poo – the white liquid discharges contains high levels of urea and along with acid in the solid fecal deposits the dissolves the salts in stone, concrete, metal and paintwork.
If left structural damage can occur, usually the damage is cosmetic but given that prevention is better than cure its more cost effective to deal with a pigeon infestation sooner than later.
Bird feaces contain many different types of harmful bacteria and viruses and these pose a hazard to either the workforce or your family through contamination of dried guano through inhalation or wet via hand to mouth.
A build up of guano also leads to slippery conditions underfoot and this is particulary important on roof tops and raking ladders that lead onto the roof.
Henley Pest Control – your local experts in bird control and cleaning
As a riverside town pigeons are found all over Henley and we offer a comprehensive proofing and cleaning service – if you have got a bird control problem then we have the solution.
Professional bird control in Henley on Thames.
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