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Bird control for businesses across Cornwall

If you have gulls and pigeons nesting on or around your Cornwall premises you will know only too well what a nuisance they can make of themselves. Let’s face it with so many coastal areas around the county it’s not a big surprise to hear the regular cries of gulls or see pigeons walking along the streets. There are no shortage of stories of gulls swooping in to take a swipe at your chips or signs warning you about the risk of seagull attacks. As the populations increase and the birds look for new places to nest it is more common to see them inland as well. In fact wherever your Cornwall business is based it is safe to assume that you could fall victim to nuisance birds taking up residence on your premises.

Nuisance birds can affect your Cornwall business

The trouble with gulls and pigeons is that not only do their droppings make a real mess but they can also bring with them a whole host of other issues. They need to be dealt with at the first opportunity by an experienced, licensed professional.

It may be all too obvious to you that you have a nuisance bird problem if the problem is more established but if it is still in the early stages it may be a little more difficult to identify. Here are a few signs to look out for:-

  • Birds perching on the roof or ledges of your building
  • Concentration of bird droppings on the walls or around your premises
  • The cry of birds – especially young birds
  • The presence of nesting materials on or around the building
  • Damage from pecking birds

As wild birds are known to spread diseases like salmonella and psittacosis and the fact that they pose a risk to visitors and staff (birds have been known to attack when protecting their young) it is extremely important that you address the problem as soon as you have identified it.

Bird control in Cornwall

If you suspect that you have a bird problem at your Cornwall premises then you need to act fast. Call a professional who will use one or more methods to deal with the problem:-

Hawking

The use of hawking is a great deterrent for nesting birds and one that is as natural as nature intended. A bird of prey, usually a Harrier Hawk, flies over the area where the gulls or pigeons are nesting to deter the birds and move them on. Once the nuisance birds catch sight of the hawk a few times they start to see the predator as a threat to both them and their young which encourages the birds to move to a safer location. The hawk is flown over the site at different times so that the birds don’t get too used to seeing them at a specific time each day. This isn’t an overnight solution and takes a number of visits but it is highly effective.

Netting and Spiking

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 protects all wild birds, even nuisance birds and their eggs and nests, so when treating the problem it has to be dealt with by a licensed professional. Netting and spiking is an effective deterrent and if done properly will not harm the birds – it will simply prevent them from landing and building nests on the roofs and ledges of your business in Cornwall.

Egg and Nest Removal

Egg and nest removal is another way to deal with a nuisance bird problem however it will take several visits during the breeding season to remove all of the eggs and nesting material. Once again as the eggs and nests are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it is imperative that you call on the services of a licensed professional.

Other points to consider are to make sure there is not lots of food available around your Cornwall premises, ensure that all rubbish is stored safely and securely away from birds with sharp beaks and try and make sure that any ledges or access points aren’t hospitable to gulls and pigeons looking to nest.

If you suspect or are aware that you have a nuisance bird problem you can call Matt, our experienced director who is licensed to carry out hawking, netting, spiking and egg/nest removal and operates across the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

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ken miller
ken miller
2023-10-12
Had a very large wasp nest in my loft, which was sorted very quickly and professionally. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Sophie Stubbs
Sophie Stubbs
2023-09-18
Absolutely fantastic service from Matthew. Good communication, kept to time and made us feel as ease about having pests on the house! Thank you so much!
NINJA TRAIL
NINJA TRAIL
2023-08-24
We had a great service from Falcon. They were efficient. Responsive and informative. Mo (Mohammad) was really friendly, kind, efficient and gave us great information that was really interesting. We had been struggling with a hornets nest, he advised it was the biggest he had seen. He was really kind and gave a great service and they have all gone now! I highly recommend Falcon and their team, from when I called up to the end result was 5*. Khara Pierre
daniel m
daniel m
2023-08-10
Again! Falcon environmental services to the rescue. Excellent service from matthew and the team at Falcon environmental. Expert knowledge as always! Very informative. Solved the pest control problem i had. Would highly recommend. 5 star service.
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
2023-08-04
Can highly recommend Falcon. The office staff were very professional, polite and communication excellent informing me when & what time visits were to happen. Mo visited several times & was always courteous, informed me what he was going to do & showed me pictures of the loft so I could see what he was doing. He answered questions & was reassuring. Good experience all round
Susan Williams
Susan Williams
2023-08-02
Customer service excellent and certainly know what they are doing. Communication good and immediate response to my initial approach. Mo, the gentleman who attended was very knowledgeable and a lovely man. We would recommend this company.
Rose Chapman
Rose Chapman
2023-07-28
I was recommended Falcon to remove a wasp nest from the fascia’s which turned out to be two nests. I can’t rate them highly enough and their quick response was thoroughly followed up until completely sorted. They are honest, friendly and reliable and I would not hesitate to recommend them. It is great to support local people who are good at their work and this is a team who really deserve exactly this. Thank you.
Ros Durston
Ros Durston
2023-07-26
I received a highly professional and genuinely caring service. I would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again.
Kate Jennings
Kate Jennings
2023-06-15
Matthew was extremely thorough and very professional and informative. It was unnecessary to take any further steps as there was no evidence of mice.

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