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Pigeons, gulls and other birds can be a delight or, especially in the nesting season, a nuisance!

Pigeons and seagulls in an urban environment cause extensive damage to buildings, cars and other property. They also pose a health risk, both from the spread of disease and the risk of injury due to accidents caused by a build up of droppings, which are particularly slippery when wet.

The health risks associated with pigeons and seagulls include the spread of diseases such as histoplasmosis, salmonella, meningitis, cryptococcosis, ornithosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (bird fancier's lung). They carry parasites such as lice, ticks, fleas, mites and many more, which in turn can spread disease from the pigeons or seagulls to humans. 

In addition to being unsightly, the droppings are extremely acidic in nature. Bird faeces can stain and erode stone and concrete, not only destroying the appearance of the property, but ultimately causing the materials to disintegrate.

Other problems include the damage the birds cause by pecking roofs & windows, blocking gutters and chimneys with their nests and the noise they make especially when young are present. Seagulls in particular can be especially aggressive when nesting and will attack anyone they believe is too close to their young.

Action needs to be taken to prevent birds from nesting or roosting on your property, as removal and elimination may in many cases be illegal.

A&S Pest Control have years of experience in finding the best solution to these problems.


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