Pigeon Control

Tameside Pest Control | Manchester Pest Control offer a professional bird control service in the North West & recognise the major impact, pigeons and gulls have as a major pest in the Tameside area due to their unsightly droppings that harbour disease, damage buildings and create major slip hazards. Roosting areas can quickly develop, often ruining buildings; to achieve control, we use many methods of control which achieve amazing results with little or no visible change to buildings or infrastructure.

Considerations include the following species;

  • Pigeons

  • Starlings

  • Parakeets

  • Crows

  • Gulls


1. Bird Free Gel

Bird Free has become recognised throughout the UK, and Europe, as an effective, yet unobtrusive, bird control method: well-known installations sites include Covent Garden and Paddington Station in London, it keeps all birds off all structures without harming them. It does so by altering their behaviour, not by acting as a physical barrier. Birds will completely desert a habitat, even one they have been using for years.

The gel is applied in low-profile application dishes, only 8mm high. One of its distinct advantages is that it deters birds from landing even when these dishes are placed behind the leading edge of a parapet or ledge. This makes the dishes  invisible from ground level, thus preserving the aesthetic appearance of the building, while at the same time keeping it clean.


2. Spiking

A bird control spike, or roost modification, is a device consisting of long, needle-like rods used for bird control. They can be attached to building ledges, street lighting, and commercial signage to prevent wild or feral birds from perching or roosting, bird control spikes are used to deter these birds without causing them harm or killing them


3. Culling

Lethal control has been used as a ‘quick-fix’ means of reducing feral pigeon numbers for as long as there has been a need to control the species.  

These will have to be carried out when other means of control have been exhausted with the permission of the land owner


4. Netting

 bird netting and pigeon netting is used to exclude a considerable number of different species of birds including pigeons, gulls, sparrows, starlings etc., with a different gauge of netting being required for each species of bird.

5.Bird Wire

An  invisible tensioned bird wire system to prevent birds perching without damaging the aesthetics or construction of the building, comprising of posts, springs, wires and split pins.

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Pigeon Control in the Tameside area
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