Pigeons, Gulls and Bird Control
Issues with Pigeons and other Birds
Pest birds can cause damage to buildings and serious health hazards:
- Pigeons and bird nesting can damage roofs, eaves, chimneys, building structures and equipment such as building ventilation systems which can clog and not work efficiently.
- Birds nesting may be responsible for serious health hazards by bringing parasites, spores, fleas and ticks into buildings.
- Bird faeces contain corrosive matter (uric acid) and give unpleasant smells that can penetrate through ducts and ventilation devices.
- When inhaled, the spores contained in pigeon and other bird faeces can cause diseases such as encephalitis or histoplasmosis, an incurable lung disease.
Bird Control – Bird Spikes
Stainless steel bird spikes are designed to provide effective and humane control of problem urban birds. The upward pointing wires or ‘spikes’ act as a physical barrier to the birds without hurting them. Pigeon and seagull spikes are very discreet and offer complete bird protection for many years.