Birds can contaminate buildings and pavements with their droppings and keep us from our sleep with their constant noise. Our houses are contaminated and the carefully built image of your company is destroyed with a couple of well targeted droppings. Few people know that it is possible to resolve bird nuisance, which is why these problems are often simply accepted for years.

However, this is not necessary, because the Plagen Preventie Dienst has the perfect solution for your bird problem.

Pigeons
Birds are beautiful creatures that can bring us great joy under normal circumstances. However, if they live too close to humans, in too great numbers, they can cause a lot of nuisance and contamination and cause a serious health risk. The bewildered feral pigeons in particular are a major problem in many cities with regard to this. They mainly breed in urban areas because they’ll find everything they need there. In places where a lot of people come, there always is plenty of food and, in addition, there are plenty of dry, high places in the city where pigeons can settle without being bothered. In addition to bewildered pigeons, starlings, house sparrows, herring gulls and jackdaws can also cause nuisance. Through their droppings (14 kg per pigeon per year) pigeons and other birds can spread all kinds of diseases (such as Ornithosis and paratyphoid) and they can carry parasites such as mites and ticks. In their nests, all kinds of pests can exist (moths, flies, carpet beetles, dust lice). Plenty of reasons to fend-off and exterminate these pests.

Prevention
The method to permanently keep pigeons or other birds off buildings and other structures is affixing inhibition systems made especially for this purpose. The most used systems are included in one of the following categories:

Pin systems
Wire systems
Electrical systems
Net systems

These control systems are applied to roofs, roof edges, facades, window frames, signboards, neon signs and other places where birds cause nuisance, to prevent them from being able to land and / or settle. The system used depends on various factors. The bird species is important in the decision on what control system is to be used, as is the purpose for which the birds use the object to be protected; as a lookout, a resting place during the day, a sleeping place or a nesting facility. This is called to so-called load resistance. Your EWS advisor will carry out a thorough inspection and inventory on site to determine what system will be effective.

In addition to applying control systems, the situation on site is important as well. Clean terrains are less interesting to birds and of course the birds should never be fed.

Driving off
When large groups of starlings (mainly in the winter) use buildings, transmission towers etc as a sleeping place it is possible to use audio records of screaming and bangs and light flashes to drive off the birds. When this method is applied a number of consecutive days in a professional manner, it can be extremely effective. You can also turn to EWS for advice about acoustic bird control.

Control
In certain situation, active bird prevention, preferably combined with control measures can be a good solution. In this, the birds are captured with cages or shooting nets or killed off under certain circumstanced.