Professional pigeon control services throughout Windsor and Eton
Feral pigeon control in Maidenhead and Eton from a local company
Feral pigeons are a problem throughout the Windsor area, and here at Reading Pest Control, we are a local pest control company that can provide a wide range of options that deliver total pigeon control to you. Options range from sealing off the area below solar panels to erecting high quality bird netting on both domestic and commercial buildings, and even cleaning up the mess left behind after the birds have gone.
When it comes to delivering a pigeon control service in Windsor, we provide a solution for every problem, if you have an issue with pigeons then look no further, one call is all its takes and we can get you pigeon free, quickly and effectively.
How to achieve successful pigeon control throughout Windsor and Eton
Pigeons are a highly intelligent and adaptable bird that have become an urban pest, pigeons are incredibly sociable and they will flock together for safety and this is where the problem starts, when a flock descents on your property.
Pigeons were once an domesticated breed, used by us as a source of food, this adaption to their natural behaviour means that these birds prefer to live alongside people for the protection that our buildings offer them.
Pigeons are scavengers, and they rely solely on the food waste that we leave lying around on the streets of Windsor and Eton to live off, these two changes to their natural behaviour mean that pigeons will breed all year long; with the protection offered by our buildings and a constant supply of food, the feral pigeon population is booming.
When pigeons turn up en masse and begin roosting on a building, they quickly become a major nuisance to the occupants inside, and they also present a health hazard from the accumulation of droppings and other material that is found around a pigeon roost.
Here at Reading Pest Control, we are local experts in providing a range of bird proofing measures that will keep pigeons off your property for good.
Professional bird netting solutions in Windsor and Eton – say goodbye to pigeons for good
Pigeons have become a big problem in towns like Windsor and Eton with numerous flocks roosting and nesting inside and on top of our homes and businesses, the reason for this is that the feral pigeon population is rising all the time due to a unique set of traits.
Unlike other birds, pigeons will breed all year long producing around ten broods throughout the year, and as they keep their young in the nest until their flight feathers are fully formed, the survival rate is incredibly high. A single nesting pair of pigeons will produce around twenty birds over the year.
The pigeon population rises rapidly, being able to scavenge from any food supply, allows the birds to break down food in their crop which is turned into a rich form of milk for their young; as long as their nest is kept dry, it will have a pair of young birds in it.
The construction and design of our buildings often creates small, protected voids with areas underneath roof top air conditioning plant, metal trussing that supports loading bays and unused balconies, all giving the birds an ideal nesting site.
When a flock of pigeons move onto a building they will be there permanently, unless action is taken and the ultimate way to deter the birds from coming back is to seal the void area off, and the best way of doing that is through the professional installation of bird netting.
If you’ve had enough of the mess and the disturbance created by pigeons, then you need the assistance that we can provide, and the advantage of a bird net is that once installed it lasts for over ten years as it is the only deterrent that physically stops the birds from accessing the entire area.
Bird netting the ultimate pigeon solution for the Windsor area
Bird netting is considered the ultimate bird deterrent because it’s such a humane way of controlling access to a site, once the net is installed there is no way to get past the barrier and without causing any harm to the birds during the installation works, they will have no choice but to move off the site and live elsewhere.
Having a flock of birds living on your property is difficult, feral pigeons generate a great deal of mess and they’re incredibly noisy too, disturbing sleep and making working conditions difficult. If you have had enough of birds roosting on your property then we can offer you the solution with a professionally installed bird net.
Bird netting is effective against any species of bird as these come in a range of different mesh sizes, and our technicians are trained in the installation of these nets and along with a wide range of fittings and supports, a net can be built just about anywhere to protect anything.
We are IPAF trained and we can hire and use hydraulic access equipment such as self-propelled booms and scissor lifts, we use these on a regular basis to comply with safe working at heights legislation and work safely.
From an installation on a small domestic balcony to building a complex roof top arrangement protecting HVAC equipment on a commercial property, we can resolve your pigeon problem for good.
Solar panel proofing solutions in Windsor and Eton – stop pigeons from living on your roof for good
A recent problem that many homeowners have experienced in the area, is the sudden arrival of a flock of pigeons onto their home and this is because the property has been fitted with roof-top solar panels and this has become a new pigeon nest site.
Solar panels will be fitted on the south facing aspect of a roof to catch as much sunlight as possible, inadvertently, this is the warmest place on a roof and makes an ideal place for pigeons, the panels provide weather protection and the supporting bars make ideal ledges for the nests to be built on.
Pigeons will land on the roof tiles and simply walk under the panels where its dry and warm and given the fact that they breed all year long, in a short space of time you’ll find yourself with an entire flock of birds living under there.
Any homeowner who has had pigeons living under the panels, will testify to the amount of mess they create, it’s a lot of pigeon droppings and feathers, along with the occasionally dead bird and of course the sheer amount of noise produced by the birds which all becomes distressing to the occupants as there is no let up in mess and noise.
Our solution is to fix an adjustable stainless-steel fence consisting of rows of steel rods to the sides of the panels, there are many different styles of solar panel proofing from plastic spikes to a wire mesh curtain, and we have found the best system is this one as it lasts the longest time and is guaranteed for ten years.
Pigeon waste clearance in Windsor and Eton from a local company
Undoubtedly the biggest problem when discovering pigeons on, or living inside your building is the huge amount of waste material that is produced by the birds, each adult pigeon will deposit around a kilogram of guano every month and this waster matter quickly builds up.
Pigeon guano is semi-solid and sticks to every surface it is deposited on; it won’t simply wash away with the rain and this waste matter soon blocks gutters and roof valleys, leading to all sorts of issues with water ingress and even the total collapse of the rainwater system.
This bird waste is also highly acidic; it has the same level of acidity as a lemon, and where this mass sits, the corrosive action begins degrading concrete, stone, metalwork and paint and even oxidises wood to the point where long-term damage means expensive repairs to the fabric of the building.
The slow inevitable damage to the fabric of the building is one thing, however, pigeon guano is rich in organic matter and extremely toxic, the waste contains a great deal of harmful bacteria, viruses and fungus; and this creates further problems in both domestic and commercial situations.
When you have pigeon guano in a domestic setting; inside a loft or covering a balcony, it means that the residents are being exposed to the toxic risks every time they are home and you certainly wouldn't want to use a balcony covered in pigeon poo.
We offer a pigeon guano cleaning service for both domestic and commercial customers, its common to find pigeons living inside empty spaces like lift motor rooms or underneath HVAC equipment; service engineers will be unable to safely work on machinery as they are confronted with a flock of birds and a toxic mess.
We provide a guano cleaning service in Windsor and when combined with some simple proofing measures, we can hand back your space which is now completely pigeon free, and for good.
Got a problem with pigeons in Windsor or Eton?
If you want a no obligation quote for pigeon control Windsor, throughout Berkshire and right across the South East then get in touch with us. Our site surveys are free, and we can talk you through the problem and the correct solution.
Don’t delay phone us on 07491 247 999 and we can have a technician out to you within 24 hours