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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 off an area and prevents 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 restricts 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, please 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


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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.