Feral Pigeon columbia livia
Gulls larus spp
Starling sturnus vulgaris
Why Must Birds Be Controlled .......
Birds can transmit food poisoning organisms, including Salmonella. They can also pass on Ornithosis, a flu related virus and Psittacosis which caused a pneumonic-like illness. Pigeon breeders may sometimes contract "Pigeon Fanciers Lung" which is a respitory disease.
2) INSECT INFESTATIONS
In addition to bacteria and viruses, a large number of insect and mite species live in bird fouling and nesting material, as well as on the live and dead birds themselves. Some examples are:
Bluebottles calliphora spp
Larder Beetles dermestes lardarius
Varied Carpet Beetles anthrenus verbasci
Australian Spider Beetle ptinus tectus
White Shouldered House Moth endrosis sarcitrella
3) BUILDING DAMAGE
Birds and bird droppings not only look unsightly, but bird droppings contain an acid which attacks stone and can cause serious defacement of a building. Bird nests will often block gutters, leading to costly repairs.
4) CONTAMINATION OF FOOD
As well as spreading disease, the presence of birds inside a food factory can lead to physical contamination with droppings and feathers.
5) DANGER OF FALLING
Wet bird fouling is extremely slippery and may result in a fall. This is particularly hazardous on steps and fire escapes.
The noise and smell produced by birds can be very disturbing and unpleasant. the very presence of birds invokes fear in some people. Gulls in particular will physically attack a human if they walk too close to a breeding area, usually around factories, offices etc.
Total Pest Solutions offer a wide range of bird proofing systems, with the two most commonly used being netting and spike systems.
Bird netting itself is barely visable once installed and is highly effective, denying birds total access to roosting/nesting areas and can be fitted almost anywhere.
Bird spiking is usually applied to areas where birds roost, or on exposed ledges. Once installed the spiking is again barely visable and highly effective.
Each bird problem should be indivdually assessed, therefore TPS can provide you with a free survey and make appropriate recommendations as required.