Birds

Bird Control in Sussex

If you have a problem with bird control, we are highly experienced and would be happy to help. Whether it’s a seafront hotel, a warehouse or your home, our specialists offer bird control services in Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis and Worthing.

All birds are protected to some level through UK legislation (The Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981). Westgate Pest Control can help support individuals and businesses to ensure they stay within the law whilst carrying out essential bird control works necessary to protect health and business.

Feral Pigeon

Why control Birds?

  • Prevent contamination & disease
  • Safeguard your investments
  • Protect your reputation
  • Meet your legal requirements
  • Prevent insect infestations

Birds, like rodents, have the ability to spread disease, eat and contaminate our food and cause distress and anxiety. Feral Pigeons alone are known carriers of over 100 pathogens and their fouling can cause numerous respiratory issues such as pigeon fanciers lung and ornithosis.

Bird fouling is unsightly, presents an image of poor hygiene and when wet is a slip hazard – in particular on fire escape routes and high level pedestrian access walkways. In the UK, not having proper bird control measures and allowing birds to infest a food business contravenes the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and may lead to prosecution.

Coastal areas are also at risk from gulls which can cause significant damage to property during the nesting season, ripping insulation from piping and causing guttering to become blocked with fouling runoff and other waste materials. The presence of birds can also prohibit other service work such as air conditioning (a/c) repairs and roof maintenance due to accumulation of fouling and aggressive behaviour of gulls during nesting.

Birds, their fouling and nests provide ideal environments for secondary pest species to breed. Beetles, fleas, flies and ticks are all commonly associated with bird populations. The prevention of bird populations on buildings is the best measure to ensure these insects are not permitted to breed.

Your business can benefit from our full range of services

  • Bird proofing – Prevention is cheaper than cure (Netting, Spiking, Sprung wires, Weldmesh, Bird Fire Gel)
  • Specialist cleaning and decontamination of areas of bird fouling
  • Bird cull
  • Proofing of Solar Panels
  • Long term gull managementFeral Pigeons
  • Trapping & Release
  • Hawking

All bird control work undertaken by Westgate Pest Control is conducted in a responsible, discreet manner. Full risk assessments and method statements are provided before work is commenced and our staff are experienced in dealing with this emotive work.

Get in contact today to see how you can benefit from working with us. We offer bird control services and other pest control across Sussex, especially in Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis and Worthing. We also travel further afield in the UK for commercial and domestic premises.

Solar panel proofing

If you’ve got ‘ birds nesting under solar panels ‘, ‘ birds damaging the solar panels’ or any other ‘ bird problem with solar panels’  give us a call on 01273911350 to arrange a free survey

Solar panels on domestic or commercial properties provide birds, especially Feral Pigeons with an ideal place to roost or build a nest. The gap between the panels and the roof offers shelter, warmth and protection from predators.

Westgate Pest Control are experienced at installing cost effective measures to prevent birds accessing these areas and causing damage to the panels, cables and potentially reducing the output from the panels.

We use our experience to select the most effective measure to exclude birds, most often using specialist clips, mesh or spikes to ensure no damage is made to the panels. Our methods ensure that the installed works are as discreet as possible.

During our Free survey we will advise if bird fouling (Guano) requires removal and treating with a biocide to reduce the risk of disease, other insect pest species developing or blocking the gutters. All tasks we can conduct during the proofing work.

All work is guaranteed and undertaken by experienced, trained and insured professional bird installation experts. We provide solar panel proofing throughout West Sussex, East Sussex and surrounding counties in SOuth East England and along the South coast.

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