Bird netting solutions in Reading – say goodbye to pigeons. 

Bird netting solutions in Reading – say goodbye to pigeons. 

Do you have a problem with pigeons nesting on your property? These birds have become a nuisance throughout the entire Reading area as flock sizes keep on growing, and now more people are reporting problems with pigeons than ever before. 

Why do we have a pigeon problem on our building? 

With increasing flock sizes, pressure is put on younger birds to start their own broods and there is a lack of suitable nesting sites, the result of this is that these birds will move from their town centre roosts to find space further afield.  
 
It’s a common enough sight off pigeons roaming around in the town centre, but now these birds are just about everywhere across the entire Reading area. 
 
The most effective way to prevent pigeons from nesting on your property is through the installation of bird netting. 
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Bird netting the ultimate deterrent in Reading 

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 rather like cows, horses and sheep, the flocks of birds that we see across the Reading area were once bred, sheltered and then eaten so its natural that they are comfortable living around us. 
 
Because the birds are extremely comfortable living alongside us, they use the shelter offered by our buildings as a place to nest; pigeons are large birds and they like overhead cover to keep the rain off the nest which is why you will often see them living under road bridges and on flat balconies. 

How can bird netting resolve our pigeon problem? 

When you have pigeons nesting on your building, they are usually using this top cover for shelter; the underside of commercial loading bays, overhanging roofs creating sheltered areas and the voids beneath roof top machinery all create the ideal nesting habitat for feral pigeons. 
 
Bird netting 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. 
 
Once installed the nets prevent the birds from flying in and accessing the site; without any chance to nest or roost the birds will soon move off for good. Our installations are guaranteed to get rid of your pigeon probelm. 

Where can pigeon nets be erected? 

The answer to that question is 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 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. 
 
Or 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 any surface. 

Why do we need to have bird netting on our building? 

Once pigeons move in, their relationship 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 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 higher maintenance costs. 
 
Guano and old nest material quickly builds up; an adult pigeon produces around 1 kilogram of droppings each month and this mass soon blocks gutters and rainwater systems leading to internal flooding. 

There are other deterrents, why is netting considered the best? 

There are several different systems to choose from when getting pigeons off your building, but they all have their place, and some of these will not work in certain conditions.  
 
One thing we often see are bird spikes fitted to part of a building that provides top cover: the ideal pigeon nest site. All that happens is that the birds drop twigs and rubbish into the crown of spikes, slowly building up a base until they can resume nesting, you do 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 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 Reading, throughout Berkshire 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. 

Contact us about bird net installation. 

Contact us about bird net installation. 

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