Leigh on Sea Fire Station Netting – Bird Netting Case Study

Pigeons fouling onto shiny fire engines simply won’t do! That’s what was going on at Leigh-on-Sea Fire station where the pesky birds were roosting and nesting on the steels over the main entrance, causing not only a nuisance but also a slippage and health hazard.

Following a visit from our surveyor at British Bird Control, a plan was concocted. We needed a way of securing the holding and shaping wire so that we could net off the steels, while maintaining the aesthetics. Wooden batons, painted to match the area, were installed so that we could successfully fix in.

Next one of our IPAF trained teams attended. First part of the works was to remove nesting materials after biocide treating to deal with the many pathogens associated with pigeon fouling and to knock out the bird mites.

We then needed to scrape and brush down fouling after biocide treating, bag up and dispose and jetwash. Pigeon fouling is high in uric acid and corrosive and there is always staining, but it wasn’t too bad here.

Working from a scissor lift, our team of John and Barney Scanlon then set about installing a bespoke 50mm pigeon netting system below the steels to take away those roosting and nesting spots permanently. As you can see it’s a lovely and neat pigeon netting solution from a highly experienced team.

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