Pigeon Guano Removal or Clearance Service
Our Bird Guano Clearance or Guano removal Service
Pigeons will readily inhabit void spaces in buildings if given the chance and they can find a way in. Once inside, they can cause a hell of a mess very quickly indeed.Your average urban pigeon is a well-fed creature that will deposit some 25lb of droppings a year. Female pigeons in this situation will raise three or four broods of chicks in a year.
Birds commonly also nest in gutters and on high balconies and ledges. The nesting material can block external drainage and cause leakage into the property.Immediately underneath the nest and below roosting areas you will invariably find build-up of droppings, plus the nest is likely to hold bird mites, which often move inside and come after you once the chicks have fledged.
Pigeon guano also carries many nasty diseases which can readily be transmitted to humans if the correct precautions are not taken when handling or cleaning it. All in all it’s importantly to act quickly to get the problem dealt with, and to consider pigeon proofing measures to prevent a re-occurrence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Pigeon Guano Cleaning Service includes full and sage learance of the nesting debris and guano in the affected area, plus the application of a professional strength insecticidal treatment around the nests to kill bird mites. The clean-up itself involves the use of a bespoke biocide cleaning agent, which breaks the guano down and disinfects at the same time, before the process of getting rid of the droppings begins.
However, and there is no getting around it, bird guano clean-up is a long, laborious, labour-some and dirty task, involving work on hands and knees with scrapers and brushes in confined areas, often at height, and wearing full PPE equipment and breathing apparatus. It is a hot, manual task not a job for the faint hearted or work shy!
Our Guano Clearance Service also includes the disposal of the mess, which needs to be done safely and in accordance with the law. Once completed, we can advise on appropriate pigeon proofing measures to prevent the situation repeating itself.
The disposal of any volume mess from pigeon guano clearance can only be done by companies carrying the correct licences to do so, which we have. The clean-up work is often at height with full risk assessment and access equipment often needed before starting the work.
At British Bird Control we are full BPCA members with a high level of expertise and experience of large and small bird guano clearance work for the public, for companies and for local government. We have the appropriate insurances and our operatives are qualified to at least RSPH Level II standard, with specific bird control and proofing qualifications on top, and MEWP certification for working safely at heights.
Pigeon droppings are not just unsightly; the guano itself is corrosive due to the presence of uric acid and can damage buildings and brickwork, corrode vehicles and damage other public and private property. Plus in wet weather it can create a slip hazard, a particular worry to councils and businesses.
More importantly pigeons and pigeon guano carry numerous very unpleasant diseases that can be transmitted to humans if you do not take careful precautions. Indeed their guano is treated as ‘hazardous waste’ by authorities.
For these reasons bird control guano clearance should never be tackled by an employee or member of the public and should only be done by professional pest controllers with the right biocide clean-up products, and (very importantly) wearing the correct PPE clothing, including bespoke breathing apparatus to prevent you from breathing in any of the bacteria you find in pigeon guano, which readily becomes airborne when disturbed. Leave it well alone!