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How to Get Rid of Birds

Getting rid of pigeons and pest birds can be a real problem for any business. Not only do they cause a mess, but they can also be a health hazard – and a little frightening.

Pigeons and seagulls are normally the worst culprits, especially in towns and cities. Bird removal in these cases is made more difficult by a number of factors:

  1. Pigeons' natural food is grain and seeds but they adapt to urban areas by scavenging processed food, such as discarded takeaways and food waste from trash bins.
  2. If they can find enough food, pigeons breed the whole year round, with a peak between March and July.
  3. Seagulls will return year after year to the same nesting site, so once they’re established they’re hard to get rid of.
  4. Seagulls can live a long time - up to 40 years - during which time they can keep on breeding.

Look for common signs of an infestation, if you are worried about birds in your attic or are noticing more and more bird nests around your property.

Need help to get rid of birds like pigeons, sparrows or starlings? Contact Ehrlich online or call .

How To Keep Birds Away

The best way to keep birds away for good is to remove their food sources, however in busy urban areas this is not always a practical solution.

If birds are causing a nuisance at your business premises there are a number of tactics that you can try:

  • Removing access to nesting sites (for instance by putting barriers over window ledges) can be an effective bird deterrent.
  • Keep any possible food sources well hidden.
  • Make sure bin lids are secure and trash bags are not left in the open – seagulls, especially, have sharp beaks that will make short work of trash bags.

Ehrlich’s Bird Specialists

Our avian specialists are experienced in how to get rid of birds and pigeons at your place of work, whatever the location. 

Using discreet, cost-effective methods of pest bird removal like bird spikes or netting, we can get rid of your pigeon or seagull problem in a safe, non-harmful manner.

If your bird problem is more than you can handle, call us free at and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. We’ve developed safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions that get rid of birds without harming them.

FACT: Only three seagull species are recognized as being potential pests: Greater black-backed gull, Lesser black-backed gull and Herring gull.


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