"ALL" Birds are protected by the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Anyone breaking this act whether unintentional or intentional will be liable for prosecution, a fine or jail time.
It is important that you consult someone that understands "Birds" and their behavior and not a general "pest controller"
Pairing for life, gulls are productive breeders with just two birds raising up to 30 chicks over a ten year period. Mating generally begins with the birds looking for nesting sites in February each year, usually ones they have used before especially if it was safe for them and productive, the actual breeding season runs from March to the end of July with a usual clutch of three eggs laid in April/early May. Traditional attempts to control urban gull populations have either been undesirable, unsuccessful or both.
The damage and distress they cause are highlighted daily on TV news stations with their aggression towards public, staff and customers of businesses around the Country.
They nest high and in large groups which become colony's if not controlled plus the damage they do to roof spaces can be very serious, blocking gullies and guttering causing flooding in buildings, damage to solar panels to mention a few.
Gulls can live for 30+ years, that's 30 years of breeding, 90 chicks per bird and not forgetting those chicks will breed on your roofs also, you then have a COLONY !!!
We all know the problems associated with pigeons, disease carriers, they get into the tiniest crevice to nest and the guano they create can be a major health hazard as well as giving businesses that dirty image.
They can cause slip and trip hazards to pathing, walkways, stairs and fire escapes.
Bird droppings will cause damage to the structure of your buildings in a number of ways; they have an acidic content which can cause accelerated deterioration of stonework and corrosion of metals.
This can lead to flooding and water damage to property, corroded paintwork and masonry and in extreme circumstances, the weight of bird fouling can cause structural damage to roofs, chimneys or wall mounted machinery; such as air conditioning equipment or air intakes for machinery.
Droppings, nesting materials and feathers will block guttering, downpipes, vents and chimneys causing water damage, damage to machinery or ventilation and heating problems.
Unlike Gulls, pigeons breed all year round and are known as rats with wings for a very good reason.
Rooks and other pest species
We deal with all pest species of bird although some may need an individual or class licence from Natural England to move, sparrows etc
** You have the problem we have the solution **
Falcons & Hawks are a natural deterrent against pigeons and the largest of the Gulls.
These problem birds can be controlled by flying Birds of Prey on a regular basis along with egg and nest removal, they soon get the message that it's an unsafe environment to raise their family and will nest elsewhere.
"Sid" doing what he does best, Bird Control
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Photographs below of problem birds and solutions to control.