Falcon Environmental Services logo

The Falcon Blog

Modern solutions, flying with tradition

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.

Call us for a quote today on

Or leave us a message and we'll call you

Do you have a picture that would help show us the problem? Click below to upload
Kay Soppet
Kay Soppet
2024-01-25
I was extremely pleased with Falcon Environmental Services. They were efficient, reliable, friendly and professional. I was happy that I found a local company to help with the problem of pests in my attic. They were always available to talk to explaining the situation to me and how they were going to deal with it. I really felt that they went over, above and beyond what I expected. Nothing was too much trouble, my calls and enquiries always returned with a friendly voice, care and consideration. I would honestly recommend them and use their company again if the need arises. It’s very comforting to find good, reliable professional people you can rely on. Thank you to everyone at FALCON.
Steven Newton
Steven Newton
2024-01-21
I would definitely use this company again very professional.
Marta Hawkins
Marta Hawkins
2024-01-19
Great service, super professional with a nice friendly touch. Always responsive and ready to adjust and accommodate extra needs. Highly recommend
Steve HOPPER
Steve HOPPER
2024-01-18
Fast friendly and knowledgeable, Matthew understands your problems and discusses and explains what can be done to sort the problem, uses various ways to solve or remove whatever is causing the problem, from rats, wasps, bee's, feral pigeons, you name, it Falconry Environment will work hard to find a solution for you...
Sarah Wilkinson
Sarah Wilkinson
2024-01-18
Great service, competitive pricing and friendly staff. Highly recommended
Shane
Shane
2024-01-18
Falcon is the best. Matt is and always such a professional approachable man. We have had the pleasure of using Falcon for a few reasons that they have alway had expert advice and responses.
John Adaway
John Adaway
2024-01-18
I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew and his team and would highly recommend Falcon Environmental Services their friendly and professional approach to the work they do.
Marc Payne
Marc Payne
2024-01-18
An excellent, professional and reliable service as always.
Aaron Brian
Aaron Brian
2024-01-18
Very professional service from every member of the team that I’ve dealt with. The team are extremely knowledgeable and always to willing to help when they can. Highly recommended company. Thanks Matt and the team.
Tracy Phillips
Tracy Phillips
2024-01-18
Very happy with service that we received. High level professional advice and follow-up work was provided by the company. Communication with the office was quick and responsive and colleagues who attended were prompt, helpful and skilled. Would fully recommend the service if and when required.

Contact us today for fast, effective help

Call us on 01752 929292 or complete the form below and we’ll contact you.

Do you have a picture that would help show us the problem? Click below to upload