Home Pest Control in Leeds About Pestek FAQs Services Call us on 0113 89 200 20
Pestek Pest Control provide professional pest control services in Leeds, West Yorkshire. All prices are fixed, and will be confirmed over the phone before I attend your property. Pestek Pest Control provide professional pest control services in Leeds, West Yorkshire. All prices are fixed, and will be confirmed over the phone before I attend your property. Pestek Pest Control provide professional pest control services in Leeds, West Yorkshire. All prices are fixed, and will be confirmed over the phone before I attend your property.
Ants Beetles Bed Bugs Flea Mice Moth Rat Mole Squirrel Wasps
Services
Areas We Cover

Pestek Blog

Pestek Blog
Information to follow shortly.
A number of different systems have been developed for bird proofing. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, making careful selection vital to efficacy. A core requirement with any bird proofing system is that it is humane. English law states that birds should not be killed, stunned, harmed or frightened by bird deterrent systems.

Bird Netting

Netting is one of the most popular and cost-effective methods for proofing buildings, physically sealing off problem areas to deny them to birds. Suitable for all bird species and pressures, nets can be used at any angle to protect individual features like eaves or ledges, or to cover entire roofs or elevations. Knotted polyethylene nets can withstand a wide range of environmental conditions to give a working life of 10 years or more if correctly installed. Nets are available in a range of mesh sizes and qualities to proof against different bird species, and in different colours to minimise visibility in sensitive locations.

Bird Spikes

Upward-pointing spikes are the simplest and least expensive way of deterring birds from alighting on specific areas like ledges, parapets, beams, pipes, gutters and roof ridges. They are especially suitable for proofing against pigeons, gulls and starlings, although can have limited
success in some high pressure nesting and night roosting applications. Spikes can be fixed to almost any surface quickly and easily with adhesive, tend to be difficult to see from a distance, and can last as long as nets. The angle at which wires are mounted in the bases, the tensile strength of the wires, the distance between them, the stability of their base-plates and the correct length of wires for the species are all important criteria when selecting bird spikes.

Which Bird Proofing System

The first essential in proofing has to be the greatest all-round protection against the bird problems identified. With nets it is crucial to select both the right mesh size and sufficient strength for the job. Nets also need to be tough wearing and securely fastened to masonry along all edges with appropriate fixings. This ensures they continue to remain taut at a sufficient distance from all building surfaces and without gaps to allow access or loose sections where birds
could get caught.

Spikes must be carefully selected to suit the species of bird and level of infestation. Longer spikes are required for gull proofing and a greater density of spikes for heavier infestations. After determining the most appropriate system for a particular installation, component specification and installation techniques are the most vital keys to bird proofing success. Not least because mistakes while working at height in public places can be extremely costly to remedy.

Another important consideration in bird work is minimising the visibility of installations. Black nets are, surprisingly, the least visible against most buildings, particularly when fitted so the square mesh runs vertically and horizontally, and with neatly installed and aligned low profile fixings. Within the obvious constraint of effectiveness against the bird species involved, larger mesh nets are more discreet than smaller ones. Stainless steel spikes are far less visible than plastic ones because they do not reflect sunlight and attract far less dirt, continuing to remain tidy and unobtrusive over an extended period. Low profile bases should be specified to reduce visibility from the ground, with translucent plastic blending well into most building surfaces.

Rats in the Garden

Rats are a very common garden pest and can turn up at any time of year. However during winter when food is in sort supply the number of callout i get for Rats in gardens in Leeds increases.

Why do I have Rats in my garden?

Simple....

For more information on this news item - click here

Go Back
  |  ecommerce website design - Futurestore
If you are having problems resolving your pest problem why not call to get a free quote and explanation of the process I will use to resolve your pest problem. I generally only cover the Leeds area, I am based in Moortown North Leeds.