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Although birds can be lovely to watch, they can be a nuisance, causing mess and damage. Whether you have a bird pest problem at your home or business, Young's Pest Control provide professional bird control, bird proofing, bird removal and waste clearance. We have many years of experience in dealing with pest birds, and we use a combination of modern methods and traditional country methods that are highly effective whatever the situation.

Bird Control & Bird Proofing

Pest birds are a widespread problem. However large or small your infestation, we can solve it effectively. We have years of experience in bird behaviour, and our staff have specialist skills and qualifications in bird control. We can deal with the removal of pest birds by cage trapping, landing nets and shooting. In addition to bird pest control, we can also provide bird proofing to avoid further infestation or prevent a future problem; standard methods use bird spiking and bird netting to deter the birds from landing and roosting. This is a popular deterrent choice for businesses as it prevents birds from assembling, and therefore, the amount of mess from fouling is reduced. We have several other deterrents; sound and sight deterrents like hawking are effective as they use specially trained birds of prey, and kiting, which uses bird-like kites as a scarer. Physical barriers like daddy longlegs and prickle strips act as bird scarers and stop birds from landing in certain areas. We also provide a bird waste removal service removing bird droppings, waste and nesting debris.

Avoid Health Risks

There are many reasons why you should carry out bird control and bird proofing measures, not only because of the effect on your property or business and the mess they can make but also because birds can be a health hazard. Birds like pigeons and seagulls can spread respiratory diseases such as Psittacosis and Avian flu. They can also cause poisoning and infections from Salmonella and E.Coli. The nests and roosting sites of birds can also encourage insect infestations. Bird Fleas, Bird Mites, and Martin Bugs are blood-sucking insects that live on birds and their nests. They move from these nests into buildings and then feed on human blood. Beetles, Flies and Moths breed in Pigeon mess and perch and then infest buildings and contaminate food. Blowflies produce dead birds, and the flies infest buildings, looking for food to lay their eggs in.
Working with pest birds and bird waste removal can be hazardous to human health, so it's vital that you employ an expert and don't attempt it yourself.

Is Bird Removal Legal?

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 protects all birds, their nests and young. However, some birds are legally classed as Pest Birds because they use our buildings for shelter, scavenge for food, eat crops and cause danger at airports, gather in groups to nest and feed, are noisy and aggressive, carry disease and insect infestations, produce filth and debris that damage buildings and property and are a risk to public health and safety. Common pest birds are Crows, Magpies, Pigeons and Gulls. However, the law is specific on when and how birds can be controlled. The rules vary across the UK, so if you have a pest bird problem or want to prevent one, always get professional advice; otherwise, you may be at risk of committing Wildlife Crime.

With our years of experience and expertise, we can provide you with affordable and practical solutions completed safely, legally and humanely. We offer advice and education to prevent future infestations. We have successfully removed birds from historical monuments, shopping areas and countless buildings and chimneys.

We offer friendly advice and a free survey, so if you need Bird Control & Bird Proofing for your home or business, contact us. We are available seven days a week.

Don't let a problem get out of hand. It could be harmful to your health, business or property.