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Getting rid of Pigeons

Why is it important to get rid of pigeons?

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Abal Environmental's Pigeon Control Methods


Pigeon infestations are a common problem across London, and many buildings are damaged from pigeon activity.

Hiring a professional pest control company to carry out proofing against pigeons is absolutely essential to stop infestations.

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IS IT IMPORTANT TO Get Rid of Pigeons?

Pigeons can transmit various diseases to anyone who comes into contact with the infestation.

If a bird infestation gets out of hand then their nesting and droppings can cause significant damage to the building.

Having pest controllers proof against pigeon infestations is crucial to manage bird problems.


Diseases caused by Pigeons

Diseases carried by pigeons can be very harmful to humans, meaning pigeon infestations pose a huge health hazard. These diseases can be transmitted through pigeon droppings, nesting, or feathers.

Pigeons can also carry fleas and ticks, which can lead to further insect infestations where they are nesting.

Diseases caused by pigeons:

  • Salmonella

  • Psittacosis

  • E.Coli

  • Fungal infections


damage caused by Pigeons

Pigeon droppings are highly acidic, and a build up of fouling can corrode the surface they are nesting on.

The droppings can also damage air conditioning units and insulation. This causes a health risk for anyone who has to work around them.

Bird nesting materials can cause blockages in drains and gutters.

Nesting materials, e.g. twigs and straw, are also very flammable. This means that pigeon nests are actually a fire hazard.

Pigeon Netting

We use netting to stop pigeons from gaining access to areas such as balconies and external fire escapesPigeon netting is an effective and harmless way to stop pigeons from nesting in certain areas. 

Our specialist bird team ensure to install pigeon netting correctly so it can act as a permanent deterrent against bird infestations.

Benefits of pigeon netting:

  • Versatility - netting can be used in a variety of settings and environments.

  • Permanent - most pigeon netting lasts over 10 years, meaning it can act as a permanent solution to bird problems.

  • Humane - installing netting does not harm pigeons, it simply deters the birds and denies access to the area.

  • Practical - Deterring pigeons means lower cleaning and maintenance costs, as pigeon droppings will no longer be an issue.

Pigeon Spikes

Our specialist bird team can install a stainless steel point system to prevent pigeons from settling on ledges, gutters, and sills.

Installing bird spikes to an area means that pigeons can no longer sit or settle there. This means that pigeons won't be able to nest wherever there are spikes in place. 

Benefits of pigeon spiking:

  • Versatility - the point system can be installed on any protruding surfaces and act as a deterrent for all birds infestations.

  • Humane - when a pigeon lands on the spiking it causes them to become unbalanced. This encourages the bird to settle somewhere else

  • Durable - the spikes are made from stainless steel, which doesn't rust. When installed correctly, pigeon spikes can last for many years, meaning it can be a long term solution for birds.


We now offer a ULV Disinfectant Service that is effective against all bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus

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