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Feral Pigeon & Gull Deterrents

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Pest Overview

Feral Pigeon & Gull Deterrents

TP Pest Services offer a complete Bird Spiking and Netting Solution to both residential and commercial clients throughout Dorset and the surrounding areas.

Feral pigeons inhabit nearly every town and city in the world. They are a serious pest and hazard to health. Unfortunately their dependence on humans for food leaves each pigeon making a 13kg deposit of droppings yearly. 13KG of droppings x the 18 million estimated to inhabit England = a very busy pest controller.

How we help
Free Site Survey

TP Pest Control Services are Borough of Poole Trading Standards Approved and offer no obligation site surveys which are completely FREE of charge.

The site survey will allow us to determine if a humane netting option or use of deterrents and spikes can be used before any humane live capture traps are thought about.

If you would like to email pictures of commercial buildings to [email protected] we will be happy to supply a guideline proposal subject to site survey and access.

Control Method

All control methods will be discussed after we have carried out a thorough inspection. We need to correctly identify the target species, extent and number of birds involved, activity areas related to food and nest sites, along with any historical evidence. There may well be an immediate proofing or hygiene solution which can help us gain control.

Along with gaining control we offer full sanitizing and deep cleaning services ensuring the area remains safe. Our furthest contract to date for our sanitizing services being Blackpool Hospital.

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Facts about the pest

The Feral Pigeon – Columba livia

Facts about Feral Pigeons

Descended from the Rock Dove Feral pigeons have a considerable colour variation ranging from white to black. Weighing between 250-300grams they each consume around 60grams of food per day. With flock sizes between 40 and 350 birds each flock has a distinct territory.

Diseases spread by the Feral Pigeon include Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Lysteria monocytogenes, Vibrio cholererae. Bird Parasites that bite humans spreading disease include the Pigeon Bug, Pigeon Tick, Bird Mite and Pigeon Flea. There are also Air Borne diseases that are extremely hazardous to health.

Lifecycle – 2-3 eggs per clutch, 7 clutches per year. The young are sexually mature at 4 months. The Feral Pigeon breeds all year round the young squabs feed on pigeon milk and are fledged at 30 days.


The Gull – Laridae

There are six species of gull in Dorset. Great Black Backed – Larus marinus, Lesser Black Backed – Larus fuscus, Herring – Larus ridibundus, Common – Larus canus, Kittiwake – Rissa tridactyla
Predominantly associated with coastal sea side towns the Herring, lesser black and black backed gull can now be found inland in huge numbers.The Herring and Lesser Black Backed Gull are the biggest pest of the gull species in Dorset.

Lifecycle – Upto 3 eggs are laid between April and May with incubation taking around 30 days. The young are capable of flight at around 10 days not leaving the nest for 6 weeks. Gulls can be very long lived with the Herring Gull living as long as 20 + years.

TP Pest Control Services

Why choose us?

With over 120 years experience between us TP Pest Services offers a friendly discreet service, free onsite survey by highly trained and insured Technicians.

We are Borough of Poole Trading Standards Approved reflecting our commitment to customer satisfaction and all Technicians are Police CRB vetted.

Understanding the Characteristics, Biology and Lifecycle is what allows TP Pest Control Technicians to deliver a Professional Service. All TP Pest Control Technicians hold the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) Level 2 Certificate and have undergone specialist training with the BPCA (British Pest Control Association).

We are also members of the NPTA – National Pest Technicians Association making us the preferred choice for all Pigeon and Gull Control in Dorset and the surrounding areas.

Trading Standards Rest Control

Trading Standards Reviews

  • Extremely thorough

    We contacted Terry after seeing rats in the garden, then hearing them in the attic - this was on a Sunday. We got in touch with Terry straight away and, despite being very busy, he came in the next couple of days. He explained his methods and prices and agreed a plan beforehand and then got started immediately with checking our house, the drains, all around the garden, etc. He was extremely thorough and stayed over an hour, checking everything and giving advice. There were then 2 more visits, one a few days later - by which time most of the rats had already disappeared and then again 2 weeks later to be totally sure. Terry is friendly, polite, and very professional. Lovely to meet Max, his clever little dog, too! Great job - would definitely recommend Terry (and Max!)

    August 2022
  • HIGHLY recommended

    Super service. Very friendly, Can't do enough to help! HIGHLY recommended.

    August 2022
  • No more rodents!

    Great service, highly recommend. No more rodents!

    August 2022
  • Fantastic service

    Fantastic service and resolved our pest problem. Would highly recommend.

    August 2022
  • Helps us to maintain a five star hygiene service

    Terry carries out monthly pest control on the premises of The Mole Hut, Wareham by doing so it ensures we comply to the strictest health and environmental controls. Consequently we have no pest problems and are confident we maintain a five star hygiene service.

    May 2022
  • Reliable, punctual & resolved the problem

    Quality pest control. Reliable, punctual & resolved the problem. Terry was knowledgeable and years of experience. Excellent service. This is the man you want on your doorstep when you have a pest problem.

    April 2022
  • Succeeded where others had failed!

    Excellent service from Terry & Max. He succeeded in ridding us of rats in the house where others had failed. Would recommend.

    February 2022
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