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Bird Control Services

Bird control can come in many forms and guises. And if you’ve tried to keep birds from entering or nesting on your premises you’ll know how difficult a task that can be.

That’s why, at Strathearn Pest Control, we have a range of services that will provide the solution you’re looking for.

To ignore the problem can have disastrous consequences.

To find out more about how we can help you either on a one-off basis or with a longer term preventative Service Plan for your premises or to arrange a visit from one of our specialist team, please call us on 0800 0283 703 or complete our online contact form.

Alternatively, call your local technician =>

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Perth – 01738 700108
Dundee – 01382 250071
Stirling – 01786 542009
Crieff – 01764 653958
Fife – 01383 305022

We offer a wide range of Bird Control Services and Products

At Strathearn Pest Control we understand the problems that birds can cause. That’s why we have developed a range of Products and Services that can control any resident pest bird population.

Our preferred methods focus on the displacement of birds, denying them roosting and nesting sites, and moving them on, away from your premises.

Our methods are effective and discrete and each solution is tailored to individual customer circumstances.

We cover…

Strathearn Pest Control is based in Central Scotland and means we are within easy travelling distance of much of the country. From Dumfries in the South to Peterhead and beyond in the North, no job is too small.

If there is a problem our specialist team can be with you quickly to help and advice.

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Solar Panel Bird Control

Bird droppings and nesting materials can damage the panels and the wiring and have an adverse effect on their performance.

Don’t despair though, our experienced technician’s can install wire netting around the perimeter of the panels to stop any access.

The good news is that there is no drilling required as we use special clips that are designed specifically for the job.

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Protecting Your Investment

As Solar panels become increasingly popular we have experienced a considerable rise in the number of call outs to remove nesting birds from underneath them.

The panels provide the perfect harbourage for birds, protecting them from the elements.

Bird Guano Clearance

If you have ever had birds nesting or roosting in and around your property, then you will know about the mess they can make. The presence of bird droppings, more commonly known as guano, nesting materials, dead birds and parasites, particularly in confined spaces, can pose serious health and safety risks.

Left unchecked, the birds and their droppings can cause permanent damage to the structure of your buildings or equipment. That is why at Strathearn Pest Control we offer a comprehensive cleaning service to complement our existing Bird Control Services.

We can remove all bird droppings and nesting material and often install Bird Control measures to prevent the problem happening again.

A before photo of a recent clearance job.

guano clearance before

After photo.

guano clearance after

Buildings provide lots of ideal areas for roosting and nesting, with the list being endless – roofs, ledges, balconies, loft spaces, ventilation systems and machinery. And this in itself creates endless problems:

  • Bird droppings are very acidic and can corrode surfaces including tar-based roofing materials and paint finishes
  • Ventilation systems are damaged by bird droppings as the ducts become clogged up
  • The nesting sites provide ideal harbourage for parasites, fleas and ticks
  • Roof voids begin to smell and attract insects
  • The ventilation system can spread smells and contaminants throughout a building
  • Breathing in the bacteria from the droppings can, in some cases, attack your immune system with risk from diseases such as cryptococcssis, histoplasmosis and psittacosis
  • Nesting material can block drains and gutters resulting in water damage to the property

The safe removal of bird waste will:

  • prolong the life of exterior surfaces of the building
  • improve the appearance of the building
  • eradicate any nesting insects and parasites
  • eliminate health issues within the building

Strathearn Pest Control is a licensed waste carrier and is fully insured to remove and dispose of this hazardous material. Once all fouling, nesting material and associated debris is removed, the affected areas are cleaned and disinfected to make the area 100% safe

Bird Egg and Nest Removal

This method of control is very effective in reducing the size of the flock of the pest birds. It also encourages them to move on to safer nesting sites in subsequent years.

The removal of the eggs prevents adults raising young on the site which in turn reduces the size of the flock and future breeding numbers.

Over a period of 6 visits, the eggs are removed, with the final visit including removal of the nest.

We may use hawks to scare the gulls away whilst the eggs are removed. They are flown near the nesting sites and will frighten away the most determined of gulls.

Hawks can also be used over a longer period to scare the gulls away completely. They in turn will look for safer sites to nest and over time the flock will be progressively thinned out.

Birds often build their nests in inappropriate locations. This can result in blocked gutters or chimneys leading to further property damage.

Strathearn Pest Control provide bird nest removal services across Scotland. We will quickly and safely remove the nests in a licensed and legal manner.

Problem bird nests are often in inaccessible positions and specialists in high or rope access are required. Our experts are qualified in working at heights so you can rest assured that the work will be carried out in a safe manner.

Once the nests have been removed we recommend the installation of some form of bird proofing to ensure the birds cant return to nest in subsequent years.

Bird Trapping and Shooting

If birds are a serious problem for your property, we can provide humane bird trapping services or bird shooting services depending on the circumstances.

Our bird trapping is available across Scotland and provides a way to remove birds from your property and relocate them humanely elsewhere.

If it is necessary to shoot the birds, our experts will provide bird shooting services and remove the birds quickly and in a correctly licensed manner, minimising disruption.

Once the birds have been displaced we recommend the installation of some form of bird proofing to ensure birds cannot return to nest or roost in subsequent years.

Bird Proofing

Bird Spikes

  • Used on ledges, shelves, exposed beams, security lights, aircon units etc where birds roost and nest
  • Ensures birds cannot land on their preferred site
  • A humane deterrent to ensure the birds cannot roost or nest
  • Unobtrusive and extremely effective

Bird Netting

  • A cost effective solution to prevent birds accessing roosting and nesting areas
  • Extremely flexible and can be used in almost any location
  • Identification of the pest bird species ensures the correct net gauge and the target species is not harmed
  • Includes annual inspection


  • Highly effective in deterring all species of birds
  • It works using the same principles of electric fences in livestock management
  • Hardly noticeable at close quarters and virtually invisible from a distance

Spring Wires

  • Used as an alternative to Bird Point to deny birds access to roosting and nesting sites

Daddi Long Legs

  • Deter gulls, pigeons and other large birds from landing on open spaces
  • Thin stainless rods rotate in the breeze and harmlessly stop birds roosting
  • Inconspicuous and almost invisible from 15 metres

Why Choose Strathearn Pest Control?

  • Independent Family Business – Established 1979

  • Rapid Response Service

  • No Call – Out Charge or Commission Based Sales

  • Professionally Trained Technicians – RSPH Level 2

  • Fully Insured

  • Health & Safety Accredited Contractor

  • British Pest Control Association Member

  • CRRU Compliant Services

  • Domestic, Commercial and Agricultural

  • Free Surveys

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