Bird Fouling Removal

Guano Decontamination

Bird Fouling Removal

Fouling contamination from a feral pigeon sat on old plastic spikes under a railway bridge in Taunton. This is a good example of why we only recommend the use of metal bird spiking.

Bird Fouling

Bird fouling, otherwise known as bird guano, is mostly a problem caused by feral pigeons. It can cause the following problems:

  • Defacing of buildings and statues
  • Erosion of soft stonework from acidic droppings
  • Slip hazards along walkways
  • Health hazards from respiratory related diseases
  • Blocked roof drainage systems and associated water damage
  • Food contamination in factories, warehouses and restaurants
  • Insect infestations in bird nests, especially textile insect pests

Bird Nests

Bird nests can block roof drainage outlets, leading to water leaks. This is a common hazard from gull nests. Birdteq can safely remove old and vacated gull nests. However, occupied gull nests are a different mater and legally can not just be simply removed.

Gulls are protected by law and only two species (Herring Gull and Lesser Black Backed Gull) have exemptions for nest and egg removal. One of these exemptions being a risk to health and safety.

Nests blocking chimneys is another common problem.

Bird nests in attics can lead to textile and biting insect infestations in the home. These can include:

  • House and clothes moths
  • Carpet beetles
  • Fleas

Herring gull nest in Seaton, Devon

Call us on 01823 669165 for a free site survey to have your premises safely and professionally decontaminated and cleaned

Birdteq Specialise in Bird Guano Decontamination and Removal, and Insecticide Spray Treatments

Prior to any clean up operation, method statements, risk assessments and COSHH are submitted to the client. On commencement of works, full PPE is worn, fouled areas are cordoned off and the guano is decontaminated with a high strength biocide spray before removal.

Birdteq is a licensed waste carrier

Call us on 01823 669165 for a free site survey to have your premises safely and professionally decontaminated and cleaned