As well as being unsightly, bird guano, is acidic and causes permanent damage to the stonework of buildings. Where birds are breeding, nesting materials can also block gutters and lead to water damage. For heritage buildings in particular, any proofing system must be carefully designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as being effective.
Where proofing systems are inappropriate due to the nature of the building, our falconry services can protect the building from nuisance birds.
Mainline train stations, underground stations and train care depots are all vulnerable to infestations of Feral pigeons (Columba livia). Whether the pigeons are nesting on girders or ironwork, on in light fittings, the resulting mess causes a cleaning head-ache. In particular, where there is food available, the pigeons will congregate in those areas; often walking on the tables while people are still eating or pecking around on the ground. Both proofing and hawk flying solutions are available.
Wherever people congregate, especially if there are takeaway food outlets, then so will Feral pigeons, gulls, starlings and crows all more than eager to snatch up any food dropped or drag discarded packaging around. Our hawk flying services are ideal for covering the large areas of shopping centres, including any picnic areas, to disperse the nuisance birds. This means that people can eat in peace and they are more likely to stay in the area.
Solar panels, balconies and loft-spaces are just some of the areas that nuisance birds such as Feral pigeons or starlings will use as nesting sites on residential estates. This soon leads to large flocks in the area, causing mess and leading to complaints from residents. Blocked gutters lead to water damage, and streaks of guano make the buildings look uncared for. Our comprehensive range of proofing solutions, and our hawk flying services can solve your problems.
Rooftop plantrooms, solar panels and atriums are all attractive areas for nuisance birds offering warmth and shelter for roosting or breeding. Flat roofs might be an ideal site for a colony of gulls to nest, which means that any attempt to maintain the rooftop plant will be met with aggression. Proofing or hawk flying are both solutions and we can recommend which combination will best suit your needs.
Warehouses offer shelter for nuisance birds both inside and outside. The resulting mess on machinery, tools and equipment causes health and safety concerns for staff. Damaged stock costs money. If gulls are nesting on flat roofs they can be very aggressive during the breeding season.
Schools and Colleges
Gulls, crows and Feral pigeons in particular can be a problem at schools. They know your timetable and will arrive in time for break or lunch, ready to swoop down on any students in the playground, trying to get at food. For older buildings, pigeons might also be nesting inside loft spaces and newer buildings usually have rooftop plant rooms which offer warmth and shelter. Your A & M Hawk UK bird controller will design a programme to suit your requirements and budget.
Birds nesting in plant rooms and around air-conditioning units can compromise the air filtration systems in hospitals. This puts patients and staff at risk. With large sites, multiple buildings, roof-top plant and lots of people coming and going as well as onsite restaurants and takeaways the management of birds at hospitals poses unique challenges. A & M Hawk UK is experienced at working on hospital sites. Hawk flying is ideal for hospitals, s we are able to cover the entire site. Strategic proofing of nesting areas in particular will be cost-effective as part of the management of birds on site.
Lots of people and lots of waste at the end of each week, make holiday parks extremely attractive to nuisance birds. For coastal parks, gulls in particular can be a problem – nesting on roofs and being aggressive during the summer months when they have young around. Starlings and sparrows may seek to nest in any nook or cranny. And pigeons, of course, will congregate anywhere that food and shelter is available. We can provide seasonal hawk flying to deter these nuisance birds, preventing aggression, mess and the health and safety hazards associated with birds nests and guano.
Feral pigeons, starlings and sparrows are all commonly found entering food premises. They may be nesting inside a food warehouse, or possibly just flying in to grab something tasty for lunch before returning to their nests elsewhere. Either way, any droppings are particularly unwelcome, spoiling any food that may be on display. Even packaged or boxed food products sent out with bird guano on the outer packaging will not be good for your reputation. Pigeons will easily get past plastic curtains and even doors that open and close quickly to allow a forklift through are not quick enough to stop a determined bird. With all that delicious food available you will need determined measures such as proofing or hawk flying to deter those hungry birds from your property.