London has a major pest problem with birds and flying insects being the most notorious culprits. Pigeons can cause an enormous amount of damage to a building that if left unchecked, can lead to major health and safety issues and a huge bill to have repaired.

Pest birds can cause as many health hazards as rats and mice. Birds produce over thirty types of parasites and can internally host over seventy types of infectious diseases, which can easily be passed on to humans. Direct contamination from their faeces is one way that nesting birds tend to spread disease. Airborne spores from faeces can enter air ducts and vents to settle on food or water and transfer disease.

Many cases of salmonella every year are attributed to that route of transmission. Airborne particles from bird faeces can also contain dormant fungi and bacteria. If inhaled by humans, can result in mild to deadly internal infections. The parasites carried by pest birds are capable of transmitting hundreds of bacterial and viral agents, including encephalitis, meningitis, and plague to humans.

We supply and instal bird spikes to prevent unwanted bird infestations. There are a number of tactics and bird repellent products on the market including those that emit ultrasonic sound.

Other solutions including pigeon traps do not necessarily fix ongoing problems, as the simple physical act of pigeon removal will not necessarily make the problem go away. In fact it may simply produce unnecessary distress to animals, particularly if used by untrained pest control agents.

Bird spikes on the other hand are a humane and effective way to deter bird such as pigeons. There are many ways to get rid of pigeons, but we find pigeon spikes to be one of the most successful.

Birds and flying Insects

Birds and flying Insects within the home are not just a nuisance, some flies such as bluebottles and house flies can contaminate foodstuffs. Many moths like the brown house moth and the common clothes moth can destroy many fabrics, including wool and leather. Other insect pests such as wasps can be a particular problem to those who are more sensitive or have an allergic reaction to stings.

Bluebottles are commonly found in the warmer months. An abundance of numbers would indicate an underlying problem that a good survey will uncover with a treatment to follow. Maggots or larvae casings will often be present.

Drain Flies would indicate a problem with decaying matter that the flies are feeding on. The source will need to be found and dealt with.

Fruit Flies are found in many kitchens and restaurants. They can be found in large numbers and would indicate a hygiene or drainage problem.

For a quotation, free survey or if you simply need some advice, please contact Cityspec on 020 8687 4206. Or complete our online form for a Instant Response to your enquiry.

Benefits of using Bird Spikes

  • Polycarbonate base which is not affected by sunlight or the elements;
  • Prevents birds from roosting on exposed ledges, sills, steel and beams;
  • An effective & incredibly discreet solution;
  • They do not physically harm the birds, just prevent them roosting;
  • A humane method which gently pushes the birds off balance and forces them to relocate elsewhere;
  • All personnel trained in working at height and mobile access (IPAF, IRATA and CSCS qualified).

Do you provide free surveys?

A free survey is given to both commercial and domestic customers. Larger scale commercial sites will be surveyed and priced after the initial inspection , the survey will be backed up with a written report detailing the level of infestation, the appropriate treatments and most cost effective method of dealing with the problem. However in depth your survey might be, this process is completely free.

How much does bird control cost?

This depends on the scale of the problem and the nature of the infestation. We offer a free survey with a no obligation quotation, so you know exactly what you are paying before work commences.

Our clients find our services very cost effective especially when offset against the cost of possible damage to buildings, reputation and in terms of health and safety.

What are the implications of a bird problem?

Heavy infestations on buildings can create large amounts of fouling and make buildings look unsightly, the fouling is also very acidic and causes damage to the fabric of buildings, which in turn leads to higher cleaning and repair bills.

I think I have birds nesting in my chimney. What can I do?

It is quite common to have birds in chimneys at nesting time, because so many of them are not protected correctly and not in use. However, it is unlikely to be pigeons and so, if the birds nesting in your chimney already have eggs or young, the law on removing birds states that we need to wait until the young have fledged before acting. We can then install a chimney cowl, which lets the chimney breathe, but is the best way to stop birds getting into the chimney, and also stops rodents getting in. There are many different types of chimney proofing jowls. If you can, please email a picture of your chimney to us so we can advise on the best type.

We work closely with businesses across all industries.

Cityspec have always proven to be very reliable and give great practical advice whenever needed. They are one of our trusted suppliers and we are very happy with the service they provide.

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