Bird Pests

Feral Pigeons – columba livia

Collard Doves – streptopelia decato

Rook – corvus frugilegus

Jackdaw – corvus monedula

There are many different species of bird in the UK and around the world. In the majority of cases the birds do not pose any conflicts with humans and can even provide a positive essential component of the world’s ecology.

However some species of birds do conflict with human interest and are seen as pests, in these situations the pest birds need to be managed in a professional and humane way.  Feral pigeons can be found in most towns and cities all over the world where they cause many health and safety concerns for humans. Pigeons are of particular public health importance because of their close association with the human environment.

The majority of the damage caused by these pest birds arises from their incursion into buildings where they will nest, perch and roost on horizontal surfaces within almost any environment. There are more than 110 pathogens reported to affect pigeons and they are also carriers of disease organisms such as salmonella and campylobacter.

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Bird fouling is can be very destructive as the acidic droppings can erode stonework and eat into metals and other materials. Gutters and drains can become blocked leading to possible flooding and water damage; pavements, fire exits or ladders may be unsafe due to the potential of slipping on droppings.

There are also many insect pests associated with pigeons including fleas, ticks, mites, moths, beetles, flies, stored product insects and textile pests, which can affect humans in a direct or indirect way.

PPMS can provide bespoke and effective bird pest solutions throughout a broad spectrum of industries from Shopping centres to industrial sites; dealing with both the birds and their fouling. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable operatives have had many years in the field dealing with these pests which results in high quality work completed in a professional and timely manner.

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