Bird netting solutions in Windsor and Maidenhead
Got a problem with pigeons? - Professional bird solutions in Windsor and Maidenhead from a local company
The towns of Windsor and Maidenhead are like many places where there is a sizable pigeon problem and here at Bracknell Pest Control, we are experts in delivering the ultimate pigeon solution – high quality net installations that are guaranteed to resolve your bird problem for good.
Pigeon problems and the correct solution
Feral pigeons are a social species of bird and where you get one, then you’ll be bound to get more in a short space of time, and when their numbers rise this is when the problems set in. They are also large birds, and each pigeon produces around a kilogram of droppings or bird guano each month, and its these droppings that create most of the problem.
All animal faeces are a problem, but pigeon droppings are one of the worst, highly toxic, the droppings form a dense mass of moist, nutrient rich matter which is a breeding ground for some very nasty bacteria, fungus and viruses. Contamination from pigeon droppings can lead to serious health issues and when this in the workplace, it can lead to staff refusing to work in contaminated areas and managers and business owners face being in breach of health and safety legislations.
The toxic nature of pigeon droppings is not just the only problem, as well as being toxic this semi-liquid mass is highly acidic and it is slowly eating away at the surfaces that it covers, causing slow but long-term damage to the structure of the building.
If these problems weren’t enough, the sheer amount of droppings quickly builds up and blocks rainwater collection and runoff systems meaning that rain hoppers become blocked, guttering fills up and can then become detached under the combined weight and roof valleys fill up, holding water which can then seep into the internal roof space causing further damage.
The best deterrent for keeping pigeons off a building
Our view is that bird netting is the best deterrent for preventing pigeons from nesting on your property, when installed a fitted net forms an almost invisible, solid barrier which prevents the birds from landing or accessing the areas that are now protected by the net.
Successful control of pigeons depends on the correct choice of bird deterrent; these are highly intelligent birds and successful pigeon control does not work on a one size fits all approach. There are some misconceptions in the pest control industry and we often see spiking fitted in areas that are wholly inappropriate, with the outcome that the installation has only made things worse.
Feral pigeons breed all year long and for these birds to have a nest site, they will need to have some protection from the elements, and this is when bird netting cannot be beaten. On a domestic setting we find that balconies are now a favourite site for pigeons to nest on and it is a simple operation to fit a net across the open face of the balcony to keep the birds away.
Other spaces that make ideal nest sites for pigeons are around roof top plant machinery on commercial properties, the air conditioning plant and fans for smoke vents sit on the flat roofs of these buildings and the birds will nest on any ledges and even within the frame of the actual machinery.
Around roof top plant we can install nets either using the natural contours of the building to help us build a frame or we can use free standing supports and build a cage around the plant.
The advantages of having a bird net installed are:
• The best and most cost-effective solution for high level infestations.
• The netting is extremely versatile as it can be used vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
• All the fixings used to frame the net are of the highest standard available to the industry.
• We are experts in the industry with over 19 years of experience of bird control.
• Bird netting does not harm the birds it just prevents them from landing and nesting.
• We are trained in working at height and hold mobile access qualifications from IPAF for the hire and use of hydraulic access equipment.
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Long lasting protection from pigeon with a bird net from Bracknell Pest Control
There are many bird deterrent systems on the market to choose from that can prevent pigeons from nesting on your building; there are visual ones that scare the birds off and rows of spikes, coils and rails that prevent the birds from landing and perching.
All these systems have the correct place in which they will work but netting is without doubt the best at preventing pigeons from settling and nesting. Visual deterrents fail over a short period of time because the birds quickly become used to their presence. Rows of spikes can be overcome as the birds will drop twigs and debris into the open crown of the strip, this eventually builds up enough for the birds to perch and once this happens, their faeces will glue the mass together and another nest is formed.
A bird net installed from Bracknell Pest Control will last for well over ten years and we guarantee our installations for first two years from installation. As long as the net isn’t cut, it will go on working keeping the pigeons off the area, day after day. To avoid cutting the net, we will install access zips and create doors using removable clips to allow contractors access into the interior of the void. This access is particularly useful when covering roof top machinery and we can also use translucent nets so that they do not stand out and mask the building.
We have over 19 years’ experience in general pest control and providing bird control services throughout Berkshire and parts of West London, our technicians are fully trained, and they hold IPAF qualifications to hire and use hydraulic access equipment for safe access to difficult to reach areas.
If you want a no obligation quote for pigeon control, then get in touch with us. Our site surveys are free, and we can talk you through the problem and the correct solution.
Got a problem with pigeons in Windsor or Maidenhead?
Don’t delay phone us on 01344 534 311 as we have the solution for you.