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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.

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Trading Standards Reviews

  • We could not be happier

    Terry and his lovely dog Max provided an excellent service. The work was carried out professionally with comprehensive advise and Max was quick to find the rat entry points. In total we had three visits and proofing done on the property and we could not be happier. Highly recommend TP Pest Control. Thank you again Terry & Max.

    December 2021
  • Totally satisfied

    Excellent service from Terry who was both friendly and professional, explaining his strategy to deal with the rat infestation. Totally satisfied and highly recommended.

    December 2021
  • Would recommend this firm

    Terry was very professional & thorough. We had rats in our attic which he advised on getting rid of. Would recommend this firm.

    December 2021
  • Tremendously caring and supportive

    Terry was incredibly knowledgable, we were filled with confidence and totally assured by him that, no matter what or how long, our problem would be resolved. Tremendously caring and supportive, telephoned frequently. We could not have had a better service from anyone.

    July 2021
  • Would recommend him to all friends and family

    Terry was very professional, explained in full what he would be doing and when we returned to the property he again explained the way forward would recommend him to all friends and family. Very efficient job.

    June 2021
  • Excellent service from Terry (and the adorable Max - the Famous Rat Detection Dog !)

    Excellent service from Terry (and the adorable Max - the Famous Rat Detection Dog !). Terry was professional, friendly and clearly explained the 3 visit process - which has worked well. He was able to advise on ways to prevent a repeat of the rat problem a huge thank-you to Max & Terry.

    May 2021
  • Very efficient

    Terry was very efficient and explained what he was doing to get rid of the rats which had taken up residence under my shed.After 3 visits and advice to not feed the birds as this encouraged the rats it looks as if the problem has been resolved.

    April 2021
  • Thanks to Terry I am now able to sleep at night!

    Terry was extremely friendly and very thorough. He located the problem and discovered I had both rats and mice.He fitted 11 covers over all the vents outside my bungalow, set traps and eradicated the problem in three visits. Thanks to Terry I am now able to sleep at night! I would thoroughly recommend TP Pest Services for any pest control.

    March 2021
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