While having birds such as sparrows, pigeons and sea gulls in your city can help you feel as if you are maintaining a connection to nature, there are unfortunate side effects to having thriving bird colonies in an urban environment.
The Disadvantages of a Large Bird Population
There are several serious issues caused by birds in towns and cities. The most worrying is the possible risk of disease. Birds are carriers of a number of nasty diseases such as E. coli, listeria and ornithosis, which can be passed on to humans through contact with the birds and their droppings.
Bird droppings themselves are also a hazard: as they dry and break down they can become airborne and trigger unpleasant respiratory complaints. The droppings themselves are corrosive to brickwork, stonework and metal, having a detrimental effect on buildings over time. It also goes without saying that they are unsightly and a very unwelcome addition to any home or company premises.
Last but not least, birds can harbour fleas, mites and other parasites, so if you find yourself living with a healthy bird population, you could also soon be dealing with another smaller (but no less problematic) colony of unwanted creatures.
Bird Control in London
London bird control services are on hand to keep the city’s bird populations down at healthy levels. There are a number of methods that can be used to do this. Some of the discreet and effective techniques involved include erecting humane deterrents on buildings, such as netting and spikes, which prevent access to ‘high-pressure’ sites. Transparent curtain doors can also be put in place or sprung wire can be used, though this is only recommended for ‘low-pressure’ sites.
To learn more about pest control in general, check out http://www.bpca.org.uk/pages/index.cfm?page_id=1&home.
If you have a bird or pest problem yourself, why not see what London bird control services can do for you and learn more about the services available and the various sectors of city life that can benefit from engaging a company that provides bird control?
While it may seem unpleasant to have to resort to bird control, the fact of the matter is that a city with a controlled population of birds and other animals will be a much healthier place to live for all its residents.