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Bird Control West Sussex

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Whether they are nesting in your roof space or causing problems for guests sitting outside your restaurant, birds can be a nuisance. At Malum Integrated Pest Management we are bird control specialists in the West Sussex area. Through our vast experience, we understand that there is rarely only one solution for dealing with bird pests. We work closely with you to implement the right bird proofing methods and get the best results for your home or business.

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Seagull Control and Deterrents in West Sussex

Gulls are generally, but not exclusively, coastal birds. There are at least five common around the UK. Gulls are pests within coastal towns. However, Herring Gull and Lesser Black Backed Gulls over the last century have spread inland and are now resident within towns and cities such as Chichester, Bognor Regis and Worthing, where they have actively sought to steal food from humans. Due to their size they can cause a lot of fear.

The most common pest Gull seen is the Herring Gull. In their natural environment disputes between territory holders normally pull up grass to displace others. However, grass is usually absent upon roofs hence they pull anything else, causing physical damage to items such as air conditioning insulation and even roof felt or lead flashing.

Gulls are fairly noisy during courtship, and at their noisiest, messiest and most aggressive during the chick rearing phase.

The Herring Gull will lay a single clutch of three eggs in a season, but if eggs are lost they will lay more. Eggs are laid around April. Birds in their first year are speckled brown and several years pass before full adult plumage is attained. Because of their large size and lack of predators Herring Gulls can live for up to thirty years.

The increase in Herring Gull populations is thought to be linked to the increase in landfill sites. Many thousands of Gulls can be found feeding off rubbish here.

Achieving control of seagulls in West Sussex

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Pigeon Control and Deterrents in West Sussex

Feral Pigeons are the descendants of Rock Doves, which are found in Europe, Asia and Africa. Rock Doves nest on the narrow ledges that are found on the sides of cliffs and rocks. The Feral Pigeon has adapted to nesting on the narrow ledges found on the sides of buildings, for example.

Feral Pigeons are well adapted to man made situations and are found in most cities and towns. They have become extremely successful because they find ledges to nest on from where they can have regular access to food provided by humans.

Pigeons are able to breed throughout the year with a general peak during spring and summer. Feral Pigeons have a long-life span and can live up to fifteen years. Some caged birds have lived for thirty years.

The most common pest Gull seen is the Herring Gull. In their natural environment disputes between territory holders normally pull up grass to displace others. However, grass is usually absent upon roofs hence they pull anything else, causing physical damage to items such as air conditioning insulation and even roof felt or lead flashing.

Gulls are fairly noisy during courtship, and at their noisiest, messiest and most aggressive during the chick rearing phase.

The Herring Gull will lay a single clutch of three eggs in a season, but if eggs are lost they will lay more. Eggs are laid around April. Birds in their first year are speckled brown and several years pass before full adult plumage is attained. Because of their large size and lack of predators Herring Gulls can live for up to thirty years.

The increase in Herring Gull populations is thought to be linked to the increase in landfill sites. Many thousands of Gulls can be found feeding off rubbish here.

Achieving control of pigeons in West Sussex

Scaring off nuisance birds with falcons

In a small number of cases, even the widest range of bird proofing methods isn’t enough to deal with the problem. This is usually due to the size of the area involved, or if you have a listed building that is protected.

An integrated approach is the best way to control any pest bird, and falconry can play a major part in this. At Malum Integrated Pest Management, in Hampshire, we use birds of prey as a visual bird deterrent.

The presence of a hawk or falcon quickly makes your area undesirable for pest birds, and quickly encourages them to establish a new pattern of behaviour away from your site. Malum can fly various birds of prey around your property, preventing birds such as pigeons and gulls from being a nuisance.

Our falconry programmes are visual bird deterrents that have proven to be extremely effective, and each of them is fully guaranteed.

It is always recommended that falconry is conducted as part of an integrated pest management strategy.

Examples of areas that we currently manage using a bird of prey;

Malum West Sussex Bird Control

The Malum team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply leave a message and we’ll get back to you with advice and a solution to your bird problem in West Sussex. We cover Chichester, Bognor Regis, Worthing and many other areas across the region.

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Bird Proofing Services

There are a number of different bird proofing systems available. The system employed depends on the nature of the building and a factor known as ‘bird pressure’. Bird pressure is a term used to describe how determined the birds are to remain in an area. Drawing from our experience we can quickly determine the bird pressure present and suggest the most effective solution, using this system helps to allow us to select the proofing system that is most suitable for each site.

Bird Netting

Specialised weatherproof netting is stretched taunt across roofs and voids and attached to stainless steel fixings and wire rope. Installing bird netting is a highly skilled job as a well installed bird net will be unobtrusive and will remain effective for many years. Within a high pressure area bird nets are usually the only technique that can be guaranteed against determined birds. Bird nets with different size holes are also available for a number of different species.

Bird Spiking (Vertical Wires)

Stainless steel blunt wires are embedded within a UVA stable plastic base and are secured with a specialist neutral adhesive along ledges to prevent the birds from landing on them. Whilst bird spikes are an effective solution in most cases, birds within high pressure areas have been known to overcome these vertical wires by filling between the bird spikes with enough twigs and debris so that they can comfortably sit on top of them. Thus the need for an experienced business to complete a site survey.

Sprung Wire

A tensioned stainless steel wire is stretched between stainless steel posts drilled into the ledges along a building. The wires prevent birds from looking over the edge of the ledge which usually discourages birds from the ledge itself. This approach also stops birds from landing on the ledge as they will bounce off the wire. Sprung wire is only used in low pressure sites, and very occasionally medium pressure sites. They are relatively unobtrusive and cost effective to install, however ongoing maintenance is highly recommended.

Acoustic and Visual Scaring

By blasting out the distress calls of certain bird species other individuals of that species will stay away. The purchase and installation of plastic owls on ledges in intended to scare birds from site. However this only works in the short term by itself, Falconry is an ideal addition to this. This is rarely effective against Pigeons, an acoustic scarer is much more effective on other bird species.

Optical Gel

Optical Gel is installed in low profile dishes and can be installed externally, internally, flat, diagonal and upside down. Optical Gel appears to birds as fire and thus deters birds from landing where applied. This works by altering the bird’s behaviour and not acting as a barrier. However this only works in the short term by itself, Falconry is an ideal addition to this. This is rarely effective against Pigeons, an acoustic scarer is much more effective on other bird species.

Read our customer reviews for evidence of the bird control services we provide:

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