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MJ Backhouse

Celebrating 30 years in business in 2018

MJ Backhouse

Specialists in Pest Control across North and West Yorkshire

MJ Backhouse

Family-run business with Yorkshire roots

MJ Backhouse

Providing reactive & proactive pest control services

Pest Control for Birds

Over the years bird control has become a major part of MJ Backhouse’s pest control services, with work ranging from installing netting on a domestic roof to pigeon spikes on an industrial warehouse.

Birds, with pigeons in particular, have been known to carry bacteria and viruses, which can be transmitted to humans and ultimately lead to disease.

In addition to possible diseases, the presence of pigeons and other birds will lead to fouling that will make buildings look dirty and could cause corrosion of parts of the building.

Pigeon and bird droppings can also make walkways and pavements slippery, which may lead to injuries to employees, customers, suppliers or the general public.

Possible signs of a pigeon or bird problem:
• Droppings and nesting materials
• Damaged stock
• Live birds and bird noises

MJ Backhouse pigeon control services will initially carry out an extensive survey to assure that the correct proofing, cleaning and safety methods are employed.

We pride ourselves on our bird control methods and can use a variety of solutions to remove the pigeon problem and other birds.

These include:

1. Netting- Lightweight method that seals of an area and prevent access to where birds have been roosting

2. The Spring Wire System- Humane method that prevents pigeons landing on ledges, gutter, pipes and windowsills

3. The Spike System- Humane deterrent that restrict access to edges, ledges, gutters, pipes and windowsills

More and more birds are also now making homes under solar panels, so if you have a problem with birds around your solar panels, plase check out our page here.

If you are a domestic or commercial property within the York, Leeds or surrounding Yorkshire region, and you are looking for help with your bird problem, call our team on 0800 542 6359.

Birds Pest Guide


"Dear All, We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and sheer dedication in ridding our bungalow of an infestation of rats in our loft space and cavity walls. We would like to thank Steve L...

Mr & Mrs Scragg, Wakefield

Just a quick note to say thank you for the continued excellent service you have provided my company over the past 5 years.

Miss Lloyd

"Hi Darren, just wanted to say thanks for doing a great job last week at dealing with the bed bug problem at one of my student properties in Hull. Without your swift response we would undoubtedly have lost about £1K...

Mr Simpson, Hull

Pests Explained

MJ Backhouse understands that no two pests are ever the same, and if you are in a situation where a pest is in your home, you want to know what to do. Our pest explanations should help you.

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Our Accreditations

All MJB’s pest technicians complete a comprehensive training course and all our staff are professionally qualified in all types of pest control methods.

Our operators are trained in the safe use of Rodenticides and Insecticides in accordance with DEFRA and HSE Codes of Practice and Standards.