Expert bird control throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor
Maidenhead Pest Control : experts in pigeon control and bird proofing
Pigeons are different to many other species of bird as they breed all through the year and one pair will produce between 4 and 7 broods containing on average 2 eggs each time; this means that flock numbers rapidly increase.
The young pigeons known as squabs, stay in the nest until fully fledged unlike other species, which is why you that you'll never see pigeon chicks.
Pigeons are disease-spreading birds through their the deposit of their feces, feathers and parasites, they also foul walkways and this becomes a health and safety issue in the workplace.
Fouling of buildings occurs at places where pigeons roost, their droppings are acidic and react with chemicals in stonework over time causing the stone to become hydroscopic which leads to discolouration and erosion of the surfaces.
Pigeon droppings are infested with mites and insects; like carpet beetles, which then contaminate businesses and homes creating more pest infestations and causing further damage.
When birds roost on building structures they lead to increased costs for the building maintenance due to the speed of degradation of stonework, rusting metal work and rot in wooden structures.
A new and common problem area for households are pigeons roosting and nesting under roof mounted PV panels (solar panels), this causes disturbance, blocked gutters and a great deal of mess; this can easily be remedied by installing bird proofing measures around the junction of the PV panels and the roof tiles.
Seagulls have become a relatively new bird pest, roosting along riverside properties and making a nuisance of themselves through noise and droppings.
Seagulls are pests found throughout Maidenhead, Sonning, Wargrave, Windsor and Henley and these can become extremely aggressive in the breeding season.
Maidenhead Pest Control offering a solution to you pigeon or seagull problem
We have a problem with pigeons roosting on our property what can you do to help control them?
Maidenhead Pest Control provides a free telephone consultation if you think you have any bird control issue and we will advise you on the best course of treatment. We are specialist bird proofing contractors using numerous techniques to combat all bird and feral pigeon problems; flock reduction alone is not a long term solution to pigeon roosts. While food and shelter remain new bird populations will migrate into the area to take advantage of the lack of competition, proofing against further roosting is always our preferred method of controlling pigeons.
What about shooting the birds, is that the best way to control them?
We can provide discreet shoots with live trapping to cull pigeon flocks that maybe roosting on your property using certified air powered weapons. We operate shoots sensitively as many people take a great deal of happiness from watching and feeding bird life and we will only advise pigeon shooting as a measure of last resort.