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