Handling a bird infestation issue without professional assistance may seem attractive as a money saving enterprise but DIY measures are often a waste of time and resources which results in specialists being brought in to provide a lasting solution. Additionally, you could break the law, act inhumanely through ignorance and implement counterproductive activities.

National and local bird control regulations are covered in the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 under General Licence. There are only four reasons which bird control measures are permitted:

  • To preserve public health and /or safety.
  • To prevent serious damage or spread of disease.
  • To preserve air safety.
  • To conserve wild birds.

All wild bird species, their nests and eggs are protected under UK law. There are varying levels of protection offered dependant on the species.

Always call in a professional firm with trained, accredited and experiencedstaff who operate correctly.Apex Environmental Services is one such specialist; they have bird proofing devices and bird scaring measures to secure efficient, effective and lasting results for their clients.

Apex Environmental Services are members of the British Pest Control Association and specialise in bird control in Berkshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Avon and Oxfordshire. So, from Bristol to Newbury, Swindon to Slough, Andover to Milton Keynes, when birds roost or nest around your property and pose a health and safety risk, please contact their proven specialists.

Professionally Managed Bird Scaring

Local bird control hawking programmes managed by industry specialistsutilise the fact that any problem birds on or around the site view a hawk as a predator. The hawk threatens their own, their young and their eggs survival so they will seek safety and move away from the hawk’s flight path.

In truth, the hawk used for bird scaring has been trained not to attack the infesting birds; the threat is mental rather than physical.

Sometimes, the smartest pigeons and gulls recognises that the hawk is passing them without trying to attack; for this reason, the bird scaring flight programme is structured so that the hawk flies at irregular times, at varying frequencies and routesto maintain the sense of possible danger.

Whilst bird scaring using hawking, often in conjunction with bio-acoustics, pyrotechnics, firing blanks and flying kites is still the most employed option, innovations are ongoing.

One of the newest bird scaring measures has been pioneered by a Dutch firm, Bird Control Group. The Agrilaser Automatic technology has achieved huge successin crop applications,in pastures, vineyards and poultry farms, where the laser bird scaring devices help to keep wild birds and diseases at bay, and in aviation.

There are approximately 6,000 global users of these laser bird scaring tools. Agrilaser Automatic devices reduce bird interference by between 70-99% by replicating the effects of a threat to the bird’s welfare.

The device uses colours, filters and lenses to produce a green laser beam of approximately 3 inches/7.6 centimetres in diameter.

Laser bird scaring does no harm to the problem birds and could soon become a commonplace solution.

Apex Environmental Services are your local expert; please give them a call today.