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Looking at our trip wire systems for pigeons you will notice that we prefer to fix supporting posts horizontally into the walls and not vertically (i.e not drilling into window ledges or cornices) which may allow water penetration and cause masonry damage.

Don’t take risks with inexperienced installers, take expert advice from HPC and arrange a free site survey and quotation.

Take a look at our installations page to see recent work that we have completed, showing large nets that protect rooftops, together with spike systems on window ledges and horizontal trip wire systems. 

Competitive Pricing  

We offer sensible prices for even the most difficult of bird proofing and pigeon proofing jobs whether it be netting, spikes or wire systems. We will undertake work anywhere in mainland Britain. We can always provide a quotation quickly whether it is for emergency work on your own premises or for remedial work on sites that are being renovated. On certain sites we can provide prices from your photographs emailed to us.

We should be pleased to visit your premises to provide a competitive price for either pest control services or bird proofing and associated bird waste removal and clearance. We give clear, professional advice on pest and bird control and are always available to answer any questions about your pest problems.

 

Pigeon and Bird Proofing Systems

Netting, Spikes and Trip Wires for Pigeons, Seagulls and Starlings. Distress Call scaring system. Visual scaring products.

Photographs of the various types of bird proofing systems that we install can be viewed in the bird proofing and pigeon proofing section of this web site. To completely bird proof a building, bird netting is now one of the most popular methods, which if fitted correctly will guarantee to proof the building and keep birds and pigeons away. Bird netting is manufactured in a number of sizes to proof against sparrows, starlings, pigeons and seagulls.

We construct bird netting cages to cover and protect rooftop plant and equipment where pigeons and seagulls can cause serious problems. We install pigeon netting for pigeon proofing cooling equipment in basement car parks where pigeons can find cover and warmth.

Bird proofing spikes can be used against pigeons and seagulls where netting would not be suitable and an even less noticeable bird proofing system are bird wires that run horizontally above ledges and windows sills. Bird proofing spikes are manufactured with plastic bases and either stainless steel spikes or plastic spikes, both of which are harmless to both pigeons and gulls.

Access to work at height can be from scaffolding already in position if the client is having remedial or construction work carried out. Our bird proofing technicians are PASMA trained to erect and work from mobile scaffold towers and IPAF trained to operate hydraulic access equipment on site which helps to keep our pigeon proofing prices competitive.

Some Interesting Facts

Feral Pigeon Columbia livia (domest.)
Pigeons are rock doves that were domesticated but have returned to their original wild state. The pigeons were domesticated for a number of reasons, food, homing pigeons for messages and sport (racing pigeons) or even for their differing plumage and displayed as fancy pigeons.

A pigeon's lifespan can vary. In the wild they can live up to 5 years but some pigeons in captivity have lived for 30 years. Their 'natural' habitat is coastal cliffs but their domestication has brought the pigeons to buildings in our cities throughout the world where they live happily feeding on seeds in the fields or bread and other foodstuffs discarded by people.

Pigeons are excellent fliers reaching speeds of up to 60mph but are not migratory. The female pigeon lays two white eggs and the emerging young pigeons are known as squabs.

Starling Sturnus vulgaris
The numbers of starlings in the UK are declining, perhaps due to pesticides reducing the quantity of their invertebrate prey. Starlings feed on insects and their larvae, earthworms, snails, slugs etc. In previous years large colonies of hundreds of thousands could be seen wheeling in the evening skies prior to roosting on buildings and in trees. The starlings may migrate to warmer climes in the winter but the UK starlings are sedentary and swelled in numbers by eastern starlings in the summer months.

The starlings nest with straw and feathers in wall voids or roof spaces and normally raise one brood annually from a clutch of four to seven eggs.

Herring Gull Larus argentatus
A large noisy gull that is found in coastal areas and inland scavenging around rubbish tips but fish and shellfish comprise a large part of the Herring Gull's natural diet along with carrion, grain and birds eggs. These gulls are widespread inland during winter. It can be seen around the rest of Europe, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

The adult Herring Gull is a large bird growing up to 65cm in length with a wing span of up to 158cm

Herring Gulls lay a clutch of 2 - 4 eggs which hatch after about 26 days.

Lesser Black Backed Gull Larus fuscus

Slightly smaller than the Herring Gull with grey/black upperparts of the wings and back. They are migratory gulls but increasing numbers of the gulls are over-wintering in the UK. Their feeding habits are similar to those of the Herring Gull

The Lesser Black Backed Gull has a wingspan up to about 148 cm. They lay a clutch of 1 - 3 eggs.

Bird Proofing Netting Cage

Balcony

There are many different types of balconies but the one shown has a simple square 50mm pigeon net fitted around the walls and roof.

 

Ornate Plasterwork

This shows the ornate plasterwork under the parapet wall of an old building in London. 28mm stone coloured netting has been fitted to protect the sheltered ledge against starlings.

 

Church Window

Outside Coolers

Car Park

This building is a factory converted into a car park. The remit was to fit a pigeon net that followed the contours of the roof to both stop pigeons landing on any horizontal ledges but also to protect against the ageing roof panels falling.

 

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