Birds, especially pigeons and seagulls, have increasingly become a nuisance throughout East Sussex due to their growing population, constant noise and mess. Seagulls have especially become an invasive issue along coastal towns such as Bexhill-on-Sea & Hastings.
Across East Sussex & West Sussex, business and homeowners alike are finding that birds are a difficult and complex problem to deal with effectively. San-Tech Pest Control, provides both commercial and residential properties with efficient bird removal and prevention services. We use the latest techniques in bird eviction and avoidance to assure you never have to deal with annoying, filthy birds ever again.
Whether your bird problem involves reducing the amount of birds around your property or the issue is more severe and birds are nesting in your roof or gutters, our bird control experts will make sure that the situation is dealt with safely, swiftly and humanely.
Are Birds Harmful?
Pigeons and gulls are not only noisy and messy, but they also carry bacteria, viruses, parasites and funguses which can be harmful to humans. Their droppings and feathers carry pathogens known to cause numerous diseases including:
- St. Louis Encephalitis
Guano and Property Damage
Birds can also cause structural damage, due to a chemical known as Guano found in their droppings. Guano is highly acidic and can deteriorate rooftops, gutters, ventilation systems and building facades. It contains ammonia and concentrated salt, and when this is combined with water, it can lead to a chemical reaction which causes steel to rust. Over time, rust weakens certain important structural elements causing expensive damage to the building’s exterior. If the droppings accumulate in a certain spot such as on a rooftop or in a gutter, the actual weight of the gueno can also cause the structure to collapse.
Bird Control Methods
There are various, economical ways to prevent birds from becoming a pest at your home or office. San-Tech Pest Control experts will assess your property and help you decide on the most suitable solution according to your budget and the extent of the bird problem.
The most popular form of bird control is ‘bird netting’. It is highly effective against pigeons and seagulls. The net prevents the birds from entering a certain space and is mostly used for protecting balconies and porches. Bird netting is strong and durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. The netting is available in a range of colours to match the style of your building.
This method is used to prevent birds from landing on roof tops, shop signs and window ledges. Metal or plastic pins are placed in an upright position on these surface to prevent birds from perching or roosting in these areas. Bird spikes are adaptable and can be used in such a way as to not affect the aesthetic appeal of your property.
Post & Wire Systems
Installing post and wire systems on your rooftop is the most economical way to keep birds from making nests on your roof. These systems involve the installation of numerous posts on the surface of the rooftop. The posts are then threaded with stainless steel wires at various heights. This technique creates an uneven landing surface for birds, making it difficult for the to perch on your rooftop.
Contact us if you live or work in Sussex and desperately need help with your bird problem. Call: 01424 259839 or 075 0299 5557. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.