There is a great call for bird netting in Cornwall and Devon, mainly due to the large seagull population. Bird netting for seagulls is common in many coastal regions, and bird netting for pigeons is found in many urban areas. The netting is fitted to a building, along with bird spikes and bird wire in order to deter the problem birds from landing on and nesting on your building.
The RSPCA has recently issued guidance which highlights the importance of having bird netting correctly fitted and maintained. The RSPCA supports bird netting as an effective method of bird deterence: "Bird-deterrent netting can be used on buildings to prevent birds from roosting
or nesting there and if used correctly it can be an effective and
long-term solution to issues caused by birds and avoid birds being
culled." (read their full article here).
Warning is however given that if the bird netting is incorrectly fitted or not checked and maintained over time, then it may be possible for birds to become trapped inside the netting. If any instance of this is seen, the RSPCA encourages the public to contact them so that they can contact the building owner.
If you would like any advice on bird control in Cornwall or Devon, please contact HT Bird & Pest Control Services. We are happy to provide a free quote on the custom installation of bird netting for your building, or advise on any repairs required for bird netting already in place.