Bird netting solutions throughout the Oxford area – guaranteed 100% pigeon control.
Bird netting solution throughout the Oxford area – guaranteed 100% pigeon control.
Have you got a problem with a flock of pigeons nesting or roosting on your property? Pigeons have become a nuisance throughout the City of Oxford as flock sizes keep on growing, and with population growth, more people are reporting problems with pigeons than ever before.
If pigeons have taken over your property - we have the solution with our professionally installed bird nets - guaranteed to stop pigeons in their tracks.
Why have pigeons started nesting on our building?
With increasing flock sizes, pressure is put on the younger birds to start their own broods and when there is a general lack of suitable nesting sites, the result of this, is that these birds will move from their existing roosts to find new space further afield.
It’s a common enough sight off pigeons roaming around the centre of Oxford, but now these birds are just about everywhere in the area and making a real nuisance of themselves.
The most effective way to prevent pigeons from nesting and roosting on your property is through the installation of anti-bird netting as this completely voids off the area chosen by the birds in which to nest. Netting is an extremely cost effective method of controlling feral pigeons and a correctly fitted net should last for over ten years.
Bird netting is the ultimate pigeon deterrent in Oxford
Why is bird netting considered to be the best way of preventing birds from nesting?
You need to understand these birds and why they have the habit of nesting on our buildings to really get to grips with preventing them from nesting on your property.
The feral pigeon is a domesticated species similar to cows, horses and sheep, the flocks of birds that we see across the Oxford area were once bred, sheltered and then eaten so its natural that they are comfortable living around us.
The birds are extremely comfortable living alongside us and so they use the shelter offered by our buildings as a place to nest; pigeons are large birds and they like top cover to keep the rain off the nest which is why you will often see them living under road bridges.
How a bird net can resolve your pigeon problem
When pigeons have started nesting on your building, they are usually using some form of overhead cover for shelter; the underside of commercial loading bays, any overhanging roof structure create sheltered areas and those voids beneath roof top machinery all create the ideal nesting habitat for feral pigeons.
Bird netting is extremely versatile and can be used in any aspect, vertical or horizontal and this is used to create barrier preventing the birds from getting to these sheltered areas, bird netting encases the entire affected area preventing the birds from landing on your building for good.
Where can pigeon nets be used?
The answer to that question is that they can be fitted anywhere, there are a range of net perimeter fixings that allow us to create a frame for the pigeon net that can encompass any size and any shape.
The possibilities of bird netting are endless, we can cover entire rooftops with netting, a frequent request is to install netting across the open face of balconies where the pigeons keep on sitting on the inside.
Alternatively, we can cover the entire face of a building where the birds are sitting on ledges and architectural features and spiking isn’t wanted. A professionally fitted bird net can be installed on just about any surface and it will keep you bird free for good.
If we ignore the problem, will the pigeons just fly off on their own accord?
Once feral pigeons move on to a site, their bond with man means that they will be difficult to dislodge and even if the present flock moves off on their own accord, others will replace in them in a short space of time.
Pigeons create a lot of mess and most of that material is in the form of droppings or guano. This guano is highly acidic, and it eats away at the surface that it lands on, causing slow but irreversible damage to the structure and this means incurring maintenance costs, potential water leaks and the general mess from a flock of pigeons.
Don't ignore a flock of pigeons who are in residence, the problem will just get worse and damage will be done to the fabric of the building meaning rising costs.
There are other bird deterrents available, why is netting considered to be the best one?
There are several different bird deterrent systems to choose from when getting pigeons off your building, and they all have their place, but some of these will not work in certain conditions.
A good example of this is that we often see bird spikes fitted to part of a building that provides overhead cover, which is the ideal pigeon nest site.
All that happens in this situation, is that the birds drop twigs and rubbish into the crown of spikes, slowly building up a base until they can resume nesting, you will not get this with a correctly installed net system.
A correctly installed net from Pigeon Control UK lasts for over ten years and we guarantee our installations for two years, as long as the net isn’t cut, and it will go on working day after day.
We can install access zips and create doors to allow contractors access into the interior of the void, something particularly useful when covering roof top machinery.
We can also use translucent nets so that they do not stand out and mask the building, we have over 19 years experience in pest control and providing bird control services in Oxford, throughout the counties of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and parts of West London.
Our technicians are fully trained and hold IPAF qualifications to hire and use hydraulic access equipment, if you want a no obligation quote for pigeon control then get in touch with us. Our site surveys are free and we can talk you through the problem and the correct solution.