When it comes to bird deterrent, there are a comprehensive range of techniques for nuisance birds. But one of the most effective is undoubtedly bird netting. This type of bird proofing comes in many colour choices and can be draped over practically any type of structure of vegetation to shield it from the nuisances that birds can cause.
No matter the bird species, bird netting installation, when installed correctly, can make a world of difference as a bird deterrent and a physical, humane barrier. When used on a roof, netting is great for protecting solar panels, roof gardens, and in preventing noise pollution from bird populations.
Are you currently trying to decide if netting is a good type of bird control for your property? Are you undecided or unsure how to go about netting installation?
Whatever the reason may be, this article is for you. At PMP, we specialise in many forms of pest bird control with netting being one of the most common types of deterrent we provide.
Read on to discover all there is to know about proofing by way of netting and how this service can help protect your roof.
What is bird netting?
As mentioned, netting for bird control acts as an effective barrier for either landing or nesting pigeons, seagulls, sparrows, starlings, and a wide range of species.
The basic idea is to drape the net through proper installation over buildings or a gardens to block pigeons from roosting, landing or fouling on these structures.
These can be supplied as either black netting, clear netting, or other colour choices that are manufactured to correspond to certain behavioural patterns of different species.
Bird netting is weather and UV proof and typically either weighted down with anchors, nailed into place with timber stakes, or clasped into place against a structure with tools such as clips or staples.
There is also flame retardant netting that sits on top of rooftops in dry or incredibly hot conditions, where fires may be prone.
Is netting dangerous?
For the most part, bird nets are completely safe, but they must be installed correctly with no errors to prevent any animals getting hurt.
If nets are not installed properly, some smaller species can easily become trapped in-between the holes of the netting, potentially leading to dehydration or starvation since the birds cannot escape.
Additionally, some species may also be able to fly through the netting due to the way in which it has been installed, thereby causing the birds to become stuck inside. Since these types of nets are often placed on the upper levels of a building, it can take days or even weeks before anybody realises and sets them free.
Providing the bird netting is shaped and installed properly, by a professional such as PMP, then no harm should arise to the bird population. A good pest control installer will inspect the building beforehand to make sure that any nesting areas are cleaned out throughly before the netting is put in place.
How to protect your roof with bird netting
Installing bird netting is a highly skilled job – especially if you want it to look unobtrusive yet remain effective for years to come.
How do you install bird netting?
At PMP we will select the best type of bird netting (including pebble ballast netting) for you premises and fit it by using rope access methods or scaffolding.
Pebble ballast netting installations
Gravel ballasted roofing systems are getting popular across the UK, specifically for business settings. This gravel is aesthetically pleasing but can be quite dangerous when certain bird behaviours are observed.
Some birds will pick up the gravel mistaking it for food, and drop it to the ground below from great distances in an attempt to crack it open.
This can of course damage cars, glass, structures below, and potentially land on a person’s head or body causing injuries.
Thankfully, there is a type of netting available to address this problem as well.
Pebble ballast netting works by draping nets over the gravel pits to prevent birds from being able to pick up the gravel with their beaks or feet.
We are pleased to be able to offer this service as a form of bird control for what is fast becoming a serious problem. If you would like to know more, then please contact us today.
Does bird netting for pest birds require planning permission?
In the UK, wild birds are protected by the law. With this in mind, there are no firm regulations in place that affect netting one way or the other, but it is important to us to use the most suitable and eco-friendly solution for handling pest birds possible.
Project planning permission may be needed in certain circumstances and this is something that we can advise you on.
Does netting stop pigeons?
Netting can indeed stop pigeons from observing the nuisance behaviours that are causing you everyday problems. From fouling and roosting, to the incessant noise these pest birds make, netting is a great pest bird deterrent.
What is anti-bird netting?
Anti-bird netting is another name for bird netting and both phrases mean essentially the same thing.
When you hear someone refer to netting as anti-bird netting, they are specifically referring to the absence of birds from the area they were causing issues in.
This phrase is typically used more when nets are being used to exclude problems birds from gardens and other areas containing foliage, crops and vegetation, such as on farms.
Project Multi Pest – your local London bird netting and bird proofing specialist
In order for bird control to be effective, (be it bird spikes, pebble ballast nets, or even falconry), certified knowledge in dealing with birds as pests is needed. At PMP, our net equipment installation teams are well-versed in all the specifics that come with this form of specialist bird control.
We go above and beyond merely offering an installation service – we tailor our service to exactly what is needed without unnecessary additions that only serve to drive up prices. Netting is highly beneficial, but we also want to ensure that we offer as wide a range of netting types and recommend a product based on the problem in question.
If you are currently dealing with nuisance bird issues and are not sure what kind of deterrent to use, contact us today and our team can advise the best solution for you.