Bird Pest Control

Birds – Control and Solutions

What you need to know about controlling Birds

Bird Pest Control is often necessary as they can be a real pest: that statement might make you think of feral pigeons in Trafalgar Square or Glasgow’s Buchanan Square, but in fact there are a whole variety of birds that can cause problems.

At Active Pest Solutions we have helped commercial and domestic customers across Fife, Perth & Kinross and Central Scotland to deal with pest birds for almost two decades. We undertake effective preventative measures and implement legally compliant control measures, when necessary, for a wide range of different species.

Our control measures can prevent problem birds from nesting or roosting, using safe but effective techniques that comply with all current legal regulations.

Which birds are recognised by law as ‘pests’?

You may not realise it, but all birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. However, licences do exist which permit the control of some species.

From year to year these licences can change, but we always ensure that you remain on the correct side of the law, as it applies today, when we deal with any nuisance birds.

Generally, here in Scotland, the main species that are an issue are feral pigeons, gulls, sparrows, starlings, and crows (including jackdaws, rooks, and carrion crows).  Other possible trouble-makers include house martins, wood pigeons and collared doves.

Typical problems caused by pest birds

  • Bird droppings where they feed on or contaminate stored products.
  • Bird droppings can also spread diseases that are harmful to humans.
  • Bird droppings and nests are also associated with flies, bird mites, fleas and moths.
  • Droppings can build up on buildings to cause corrosion or damage.
  • Fouling of footpaths can also make them slippery, causing a safety hazard.
  • Whether signing or squabbling, birds can also generate a great deal of noise which can be distracting or intrusive, whether for office workers, hotel guests or householders.

We can deal effectively with all the above problems.

Our Solutions for Bird Pest Control

When you call out our professional pest control technicians we first assess the scale and nature of the problem before we select the most effective solution. This will reflect both the precise nature of the problem and the species of the pest bird. Treatment can include a mix of the following control measures:

  • Blunted bird spiking system
  • Chimney guards
  • Bird netting
  • Bird wire
  • ‘Bird free’ optical gel
  • Bird mesh
  • Prickle strips
  • Electrical strips (Avishock) – these don’t harm birds but will divert them
  • Removing nests
  • Substituting eggs or pricking them
  • Shooting
  • Trapping

Why Choose Us

You can see what customers say about us through the Fife Trusted Trader scheme

And as members of the Perth and Kinross Better Business Partnership, our qualifications, working practices, and integrity have been checked to be of the highest standard.

Contact Us

Ring Active Pest Solutions on 01577 862035 now or send us an email.

  • Free pest control surveys undertaken by a fully qualified technician
  • Regular service visits can protect your business.
  • Full public liability insurance.
  • Highly competitive prices.
Mice, Rats. Moles and Squirrels
Flies, Fleas, Ants and Moths

Perth and Kinross Better Business Parthernship

National Pest Technicians Association