Pest Bird Species
What you can do
  • Regularly check water sources.

    Water can become contaminated by dead birds and guano.

  • Keep away from guano and wash your hands immediately if you do accidentally touch any.
Pest bird species facts
  • Some species of birds in the UK are classed as pests if they:

    damage property

    spread disease.

  • The main health risk associated with birds is contact with their guano, or droppings. Some of the pathogens that can be transmitted from guano to humans are:

    Histoplasmosis - an airborne disease which causes respiratory difficulties, and can be fatal.

    Ornithosis - a flu-like disease which can be fatal.

    Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis - also called ‘Bird Fanciers Lung’, caused by the dust from birds and their associated debris.

    Cryptococcosis - a flu-like disease which can be fatal.

    Campylobacteriosis - a bacterial infection that causes diarrhoea and dysentery syndrome.

  • The main pest species in the UK are pigeons and gulls.

    They roost together in large numbers.

    They thrive in the urban environment.

  • Corvids (such as magpies, rooks and crows) can be considered a pest if they nest in hazardous locations such as above a chimney.
If you have a pest bird problem, we will...
  • Identify the species and extent of the infestation, which will determine our course of action.

    Many bird species are protected, or require a special license to control.

  • Some of the bird control measures we offer are:

    bird netting, wiring or spiking

    falconry

    egg and nest removal

    population control.

  • We offer a comprehensive, specialist guano removal and cleaning service.
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