Feral pigeons are descendants from the Rock Dove that reside on cliff faces. The feral pigeon has adapted to urban life feeding on human waste and breeding several times a year. Pigeons are now prevalent in many Surrey and Hampshire towns such as Guildford, Farnborough, Woking, Farnham and Aldershot.
Their high numbers have become a problem in many towns and cities using buildings as a substitute for cliffs. The guano/ fouling causes disease and carries parasites. It is extremely unsightly and can be a slip hazard when wet, all of which pose serious health & safety risks.
As experts in bird control we can offer solutions to your pigeon problem at your home or business.
Geese and Gulls
Other birds such as Gulls and Geese also can become a pest in some situations, over the last few decades the numbers of Gulls nesting inland has increased considerably and is still increasing. Gulls often nest on roof tops causing fouling which may block gutters and they can be aggressive to humans.
ISM are working in Guildford, Farnborough and Kingston Upon Thames clearing gulls and geese as well as other parts of Surrey and the South East. Geese are non-indigenous and numbers are also on the increase, they too are considered to be a pest species causing damage to natural plant life and crops and their fouling can be a major health & safety risk to public parks and school playing fields.
Many other types of bird can be a problem and in some situations may need managing at some time. Urban areas such as Farnborough, Guildford, Woking and Camberley have serious problems with birds nesting in buildings causing insect infestations and other health and safety issues.
A full knowledge of the law, and an in depth knowledge of bird behaviour enables us to provide the best legal advice.
Our free site survey ensures you obtain the best advice to suit your needs. Bird Proofing in Camberley
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The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
All birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law and it is thus an offence, with certain exceptions (see Exceptions), to:
- intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird
- intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird whilst it is in use or being built
- intentionally take or destroy the egg of any wild bird
- have in one’s possession or control any wild bird, dead or alive, or any part of a wild bird, which has been taken in contravention of the Act or the Protection of Birds Act 1954
- have in one’s possession or control any egg or part of an egg which has been taken in contravention of the Act or the Protection of Birds Act 1954
- use traps or similar items to kill, injure or take wild birds
- have in one’s possession or control any bird of a species occurring on Schedule 4 of the Act unless registered, and in most cases ringed, in accordance with the Secretary of State’s regulations (see Schedules)
- intentionally or recklessly disturb any wild bird listed on Schedule 1 while it is nest building, or at a nest containing eggs or young, or disturb the dependent young of such a bird.
The maximum penalty that can be imposed for an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act – in respect of a single bird, nest or egg – is a fine of up to £5,000, and/or six months’ imprisonment.