Welcome to Manchester Bird Control - Pest Control for Birds.
Problem with pigeons or other birds species? We can help you with cleaning, netting, installing bird spikes and other preventative measures in Manchester. We also cover stockport and Cheshire areas.
Often know as 'flying rats', the control of feral pigeons is a highly controversial subject. Some people see them as a natural part of the local wildlife, while others see them as a nuisance bird.
Humans are at risk from feral pigeons. Pigeons can carry a number of potentially infectious diseases including salmonella, tuberculosis and ornithosis. They are also a source of allergens which can cause respiratory ailments such as pigeon fancier's lung and allergic skin reaction. There is potential for these illnesses to be spread to people through contact with pigeon droppings. They carry insect pests such as fleas, mites. Their roosts and nesting sites attract mealworms, flies, Dermestes beatles and many other insect pests. We cover Manchester for all bird control problem and other pest control issues Manchester.
The presence of pigeons droppings (particularly when wet), can also contribute to slip hazards. Pigeon faeces are very acidic and will corrode the fabric of your building, including UPVC, brickwork, guttering and metal leading, leading to costly repairs and increased maintenance.
Pigeons can breed at the age of six months. They normally lay two eggs in a flimsy nest constructed in a sheltered site, and incubate them for 16-18 days. The young feed for several weeks on pigeon 'milk' from their parents. They leave the nest after five weeks but still rely on parental feeding for a further week or two before becoming independent. By this time, the parents are able to commence the breeding cycle again. This ability to breed up to six times per year allows the pigeon population to rapidly expand.
Treatment for Pigeons
Effective proofing, control, fouling removal and insecticidal treatment can save money and reduce risk of disease. The various control methods include:
Bird netting: Ideal for excluding birds from certain areas. Can be used to cover light-wells, roof-plant machinery and balconies etc.
Birdwire systems: Comprises stainless steel metal posts with sprung wires attached that can be fixed to most surfaces.
Shooting: Usually necessary for removing individual birds from private homes, warehouses or in isolated places where other proofing is not available.
Spike systems: A plastic base with stainless steel spikes, very popular and widely used, can be applied to almost any surface.
Weldmesh: Perfect for excluding pigeons and gulls from fire escapes, walkways, girders and plant machinery. Often the best method for proofing small access holes around soffit boards on domestic premises.
Fouling removal and cleaning: We will remove bird fouling, nesting material and other contaminated waste using a specialist disinfectant followed by an insecticidal treatment to kill all the insect pests associated with the birds.