What type of proofing is best?
Every problem and situation is unique and different methods suit different situations. That’s why we offer free advice and/or surveys.
Aren’t birds protected by law?
Yes, they most definitely are. That’s why you should use a professional and knowledgeable company, we always operate within the terms of The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and use licences issued by DEFRA where appropriate. Getting this wrong carries maximum penalties of 2 Years and/or £40,000.
Are Pigeons classed as vermin?
No, all birds are equally protected under the law. Pigeons and a few other species can be easier to deal with than others but you need to fully understand the regulations to be sure you are operating legally. Getting this wrong carries maximum penalties of 2 Years and/or £40,000.
Can I remove eggs and nests?
Generally no, but in certain circumstances it can be done under DEFRA licence. We always operate legally and ethically. Getting this wrong carries maximum penalties of 2 Years and/or £40,000.
If I’m confident I can tick all the boxes, then can I shoot pigeons in my own garden?
Yes you can but if an air pellet is fired beyond the boundaries of your premises then an offence has been committed, if the police turn up it will be the Firearms Team and they won’t be smiling.
If you are accessing my roof will I need scaffolding?
Not usually, we can manage the vast majority of domestic work with ladders and roof crawlers, for more difficult jobs we operate our own Hinowa 14.7 spider lift (cherry picker).
Are your methods for solar panels approved by manufacturers and installers?
Yes, we work with several installers and can supply a method statement which has never yet been refused.