Bird proofing gutter boxes at Jarrolds Norwich

8 Apr

Last month we were working at Jarrolds Norwich, bird proofing their gutter boxes. They had noticed that pigeons were nesting behind the gutter boxes and called us in. We cleared away the nesting material and then manufactured and fitted bespoke metal plates and spikes to the gutter boxes. If this problem had been left untreated they could have caused serious flood damage due to blocking the gutter and down pipe.

Rain gutters have always been a problem bird area and bird proofing gutter boxes is an important job as over time pigeon and seagull nests and droppings block gutters and down pipes. If this happens the resulting overflowing rain water leads to timber decay, broken rendering, ruined decoration and, in some cases, structural damage. The resulting repair work can be costly.

bird proofing gutter boxes in norwich

There is a wide range of bird proofing systems on the market today and with our expertise we can recommend the best method to control your bird pest problems. From netting, post-and-wire systems, spikes or gel systems to the Avishock system. This is an RSPB approved product that educates birds via a harmless electric shock – in the same way that electric fences manage cattle – to stop them landing and nesting on ledges, roofs and other locations on your property. This is particularly useful for Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed buildings and other sites where some conventional bird proofing methods are not allowed. We can also offer the latest laser bird proofing technology.

The standard of our work is extremely high. We are proud to be one of only a few companies in the country who have achieved National Pest Technician Association (NPTA) gold accreditation. Meaning all our facilities, procedures and training practices have been fully audited and accredited.  Our team has over 55 years combined experience in bird proofing, and the services we offer include in-depth site audits and risk assessments.  We have also achieved CSCS cards, enabling us to work on construction sites where there are often bird proofing issues. We are also IPAF certified for working at heights.

If you have a bird pest problem and would like further information, please call us for free on 0800 980 9609 or call us on 01953 603390. You’ll also find some useful information at http://www.abateltd.co.uk/interior/bird_control

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