Birds in your garden bring great pleasure and are an important part of our natural habitat. Wild birds and their eggs in the UK are protected by law under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The law only allows professionals such as trained pest controllers to deal with certain species. You should always consult with us before you consider any form of bird control. You can be prosecuted in the UK if you illegally interfere with a bird, its nest or eggs.
However, certain species of birds such as pigeons, gulls, house sparrows and starlings may carry food-borne diseases. This means it is essential to keep them away from food manufacturers and distributors. The team at Protex Pest Control will know how to help you if you have a problem.
Gulls and pigeons carry many pathogens. They are considered a public health risk. Their droppings are acidic and can cause stonework, metals and brickwork to erode. The unsightly mess they cause to business premises can be off putting to customers and damage your business reputation.
Business owners in the UK must comply with the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995, so a bird colony on the premises could result in prosecution.
Contact us today to prevent bird infestations on your premises or to deal with an existing problem.