FERAL PIGEON & WILD BIRD CONTROL
Our quick-response vehicles are fully equipped to tackle any pest problem, around the clock, 7 days a week. All our vehicles are unmarked.
Contract Killers Ltd carry out free, no obligation surveys to properties or areas that require protection or treatment against pest activity. Our friendly experts are also available to help with any pest control issues that you may have, offering helpful advice in person, by email or over the telephone.
Feral pigeons, Wood pigeons, gulls, crows, doves and many other wild birds can cause serious damage to a buildings' structure. In addition to the nuisance-factor caused by their noise and smell, nesting and roosting birds bring with them a host of crawling, biting and blood-sucking insects which often prey upon humans. Not only can Pigeons and many other species of bird carry diseases that can prove fatal to humans, but even their droppings, when under-foot can cause serious injury through slips, trips and falls. As well as bird control and proofing, we offer a service for the removal of bird-fouling.
Feral pigeons are classified as an Environmental Health Pest. Even a small number of roosting pigeons can give rise to odour and noise complaints. In addition to this, Health and Safety problems are caused in the form of slipping hazards on pavements and fire escapes, from accumulations of droppings.
If a local authority chooses, it can and will take action against owners or occupiers of properties who fail to undertake measures to control feral pigeon activity where the birds and their presence is regarded as causing a Health and Safety hazard.
Every year a number of Companies, property owners and employers are subjected to heavy fines through high court action for failing to ensure the safety of employees or the general public against feral pigeon fouling and activity. Feral pigeons carry diseases that are harmful to humans; significantly more than the Brown rat and yet most people wouldn't think of feeding a wild rat.
It is estimated that 60% of the Country's pigeon population is infected with disease. Some of the most well known diseases passed from birds to humans are Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis, Psittacosis, Listeria, E.coli, Ornithosis and Salmonella. However over 40 diseases can be passed from the feral pigeons to humans. Symptoms can range from a tickly cough to sudden death.
Insects that are generally associated with pigeons, their nests and droppings include: Varied carpet beetle, Fur beetle, Case bearing clothes moth, Brown house moth, White shouldered house moth, Larder beetle, Yellow mealworm beetle, Biscuit Beetle, Spider beetle, Cheese mite, Flour mite, Lesser house fly, Blue bottle, as well as a number of biting and blood-sucking tics and mites.
It is not uncommon to find these insects living within a building where pigeons are roosting. Some pose a threat to human health and most will cause damage to property or contamination of food.
We provide a range of systems to combat feral pigeon activity. These include: trapping, shooting, netting (proofing) and anti-roosing spike systems. Trapping can usually take place out of sight of the general public, such as on a roof or within a garden etc. All captured feral pigeons are destroyed by the Technician through the use of a humane dipatching tool.