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Commercial bird control

Rentokil utilises a wide array of specialist bird management solutions including netting, spikes, wire systems, repellents and scaring technologies

Rentokil works with architects, surveyors, landlords, facilities managers and business owners in all industries to incorporate bird control measures to prevent bird infestations and tackle nuisance birds. Our qualified avian specialists provide effective, humane, discreet and targeted bird control solutions to protect your business and reputation.

Types of bird control treatments

The best way to protect your property is to be proactive in preventing birds from becoming established on your premises. Our local and experienced bird control specialists offer discreet, effective treatments that provide comprehensive bird deterrent solutions, including:

Bird control netting

Bird deterrent netting places a physical barrier between the bird pest and its intended destination - preventing pest birds from landing and nesting on and around your property

Bird scarer (bioacoustics)

An electronic, digitised recording of a distressed pest bird replays at random intervals to create a perceived threat - encouraging pest birds to flee the immediate vicinity

Anti-perch solutions

Bird spikes, spring wires and Daddi Long Legs offer a range of innovative bird deterrent solutions for protecting ledges, sills and areas where traditional bird-proofing techniques are not feasible

Bird hawking

Utilising specifically-trained birds of prey such as hawks, eagles and falcons as an entirely natural solution to deter pest birds such as pigeons and gulls without harm

Solar panel bird proofing

Installing a barrier around the perimeter of your solar panels is a preventative bird control measure to stop pest birds from gaining access underneath panels, or causing any damage to components

Rentokil’s individual approach and tailored programme really impressed us, and the hawks have been incredibly effective.

Associated British Ports Southampton, United Kingdom

The risk of pest birds to businesses

Adopting expert bird control measures sooner rather than later will ensure your business is protected against the risks associated with pest birds, is acting in compliance with bird control regulations and reduces overall costs in potential damage.


Risk to customers’ and employees’ health

  • Being aggressive by attacking customers and employees, especially during the breeding season when they have eggs and young to protect
  • Health issues caused by pathogens in bird droppings, including Salmonella and fungal infections, and airborne particles from dried droppings, nesting material and bird feathers 
  • Carrying ectoparasites, including fleas, mites, ticks, lice and other biting insects that can spread diseases and pose a serious health risk
  • Safety issues caused by droppings, including slips, falls and fire hazards caused by nesting materials

Risk to product and brand

  • Damaging product packaging while trying to access food, bird droppings or feathers may contaminate the open product
  • Noise can be a problem for hospitality, healthcare and residential properties and for neighbouring properties when there are large flocks

Risk to building integrity

  • Roosting on buildings, leaving large amounts of droppings that corrode building material
  • Damaging property by dislodging roof tiles and other materials; damaging HVAC equipment
  • Building nests and blocking gutters, causing flooding that creates insect breeding sites and water damage inside buildings

Risk to your business's bottom line

Many bird infestations lead to costly repairs or lost revenue as a result of impact on operations or damage to goods

Bird control regulations and compliance for businesses

Bird control regulations and compliance are crucial considerations for businesses implementing commercial bird control measures. Depending on the location and bird species involved, businesses may be subject to local, state, or federal regulations governing bird control practices. Compliance with these regulations is essential to ensure the ethical and humane treatment of birds while effectively managing their presence. 

Businesses must adhere to guidelines related to bird deterrent methods, such as netting, spikes, or audio devices, ensuring they are safe, non-lethal, and do not harm protected bird species. Additionally, businesses should be aware of nesting season restrictions and take steps to prevent bird-nesting or disturb it only under appropriate circumstances. By partnering with a reputable pest control company, businesses can stay informed about bird control regulations and maintain compliance, effectively addressing bird-related issues while respecting wildlife and legal requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I ensure compliance with bird control regulations for my commercial property?

Ensuring compliance with bird control regulations for your commercial property is essential to adhere to ethical practices and legal requirements. Here are some steps to help you ensure compliance:

  1. Research local regulations: Familiarise yourself with local regulations, ordinances, or guidelines related to bird control in your area. These may be set by municipal authorities, wildlife agencies, or conservation organisations. Understand the specific rules and restrictions that govern bird control practices in your locality.
  2. Consult with bird control professionals: Seek guidance from bird control professionals who have knowledge of local regulations. They can provide expert advice on compliant bird control methods and help you navigate any legal considerations specific to your area.
  3. Conduct a site assessment: Assess your commercial property to identify the bird-related challenges and potential areas of concern. Take note of bird species present, nesting or roosting sites, and any environmental factors that attract or sustain bird populations. This assessment will help determine the appropriate bird control measures while considering the compliance requirements.
  4. Work with certified installers: When implementing bird control solutions, collaborate with certified installers or bird control specialists experienced in compliance. They are knowledgeable about the regulations and can ensure that the chosen methods align with legal requirements and ethical standards.
  5. Choose humane bird control methods: Prioritise bird control methods that are humane and do not cause unnecessary harm to the birds. Avoid methods that may injure or kill birds, especially protected species. Opt for deterrents and exclusion methods that encourage birds to find alternative, natural habitats without causing them distress.
  6. Document and maintain records: Keep thorough documentation of the bird control measures implemented on your commercial property. Maintain records of the methods used, dates of installation, and any relevant permits or permissions obtained. Proper documentation showcases your commitment to compliance and helps in case of any regulatory inquiries.
  7. Regular monitoring and maintenance: Monitor the effectiveness of your bird control measures regularly. Conduct inspections to ensure the methods remain intact, functional, and compliant. Make necessary adjustments or repairs promptly to maintain compliance and effectiveness.

By following these steps, working in collaboration with professionals, and keeping abreast of updates or changes to local bird control regulations and guidelines, you can ensure compliance with bird control regulations for your commercial property while effectively managing bird-related issues in an ethical and responsible manner.

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