FLAPPING ABOUT BIRDS
Feral Pigeons are a nuisance and disease carrying bird that you might find roosting and seeking rest on ledges, window sills, and sometimes in roof spaces and eaves. House Sparrows and Starlings are also associated with domestic house eaves, where they arrive in springtime to nest and noisily rear their young.
DEALING WITH BIRDS
A regular Bird visitation can bring contamination of the area causing a major health hazard from the excessive build up of droppings. This will eventually require specialist cleaning and decontamination. Specially designed and specified anti-roosting measures must be installed to prevent any further habitation. Differing Bird species carry various diseases, so it is not advisable to try and handle the problem yourself.
HOW TO IDENTIFY
House sparrow:- A small, brown bird, 14.5 cm (6 inches) long, which cheeps a lot.
Starling:- 21 cm (8 inches) long. Adult is blackish, glossed green and purple, with pointed yellow bill. Can be heard walking around inside roof.
Feral pigeon:- 32 cm (13 inches) long. The familiar town square pigeon which is really a domestic pigeon gone wild. They will move in to large holes in your eaves.