Tag Archives: Pigeons

Abate has huge success in bird proofing intu Chapelfield

23 May

Abate Pest Management has just completed some specialist bird proofing at intu Chapelfield.

Over the last month the team at Abate has been working hard to help deter nuisance birds away by bird proofing the intu Chapelfield building and the area that surrounds it.

Intu Chapelfields April 2016 001

Pigeons & gulls favour rooftops and ledges which are great harbouring and roosting points for the birds.  The result of the project has been a huge success, preventing gulls and pigeons from nesting on the roof space through our specialist bird proofing methods. Abate Pest Management have over 70 years combined experience in the pest control field, servicing both commercial and domestic properties in Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond.

Can we help you stop pigeons & gulls nesting on your roof in Norwich?  Do not hesitate to call us today on 0800 980 9767 for a free site survey or visit the Bird control page on our website.

Post and wire bird system Installed in North Norfolk

31 Dec

A post and wire bird system is a standard bird proofing device that is normally installed on  flat surfaces to stop birds perching and roosting.  The main benefit of a post and wire system is that it is virtually invisible when installed at height and viewed from ground level.

These photographs were taken from our bird proofing project at Wells Next the Sea, North Norfolk.

Pigeon and gull netting installed in Great Yarmouth

19 Jul

This week we went to  company in Great Yarmouth where the staff were being attacked by Gulls every time they went to the outside terrace area.

Here you can see our team installing a box section of pigeon and gull netting to rectify the issue.

We carry out lots of Bird Proofing work throughout the County and if we can help you in anyway please do give us a call.  If you need any help please call us on 0800 987 9767 or 01953 603390 or visit our website at www.abateltd.co.uk


Bird Proofing Wells-Next-the-Sea North Norfolk

9 Jul

Last week we were at Wells-Next-The-Sea on the North Norfolk Coast to install an Avistrand pin and wire solution on the gantry of The Granary.  We used stainless steel ridge brackets specifically designed and fabricated to adjust and lock onto roof ridges.  We operate a number of Bird Proofing methods for Bird Control.

The wires are then tensioned and fixed on each pin which in turn will stop gulls and pigeons landing on the brand new re-roofed slated Gantry.

Because of the building being listed and of importance,  we had to  match the stainless steel to the colour of the ridge.  The brackets were sprayed by us  to colour match the roof.

If we can help you with any Bird Proofing please contact us http://www.abateltd.co.uk/contact/contactus


Avishock – electric bird deterrent

13 Apr

We have been working hard at St Georges Chapel in Gt Yarmouth to install the Avishock bird deterrent system.  For bird proofing, it is an obvious choice, particularly for Listed buildings and buildings of architectural merit and beauty.  Why?  Because it is almost invisible aesthetically; no spikes or nets to detract from the beauty of a building and also to minimise damage to the fabric of the building too.

We are often asked “does it kill the bird” – well, no one would really want dead birds dropping down from the sky off buildings, so the answer of course is no!  It acts just like an animal electric fence around a field.  The bird will fly off if it touches the strip and will also soon learn that this is not a place for him or her to perch.

If you have 5 minutes, take a look at our video and see how we installed the Avishock system.


Cost cutting, councils and the rise of the pest

4 Apr

Of course we all know about the cost-cutting and the huge deficit that we are facing and trying to come to terms with, but how many people know that due to the cost-cutting, one of the first services to become a victim was pest control.

With pest control being so drastically reduced, this brings the inevitable consequences.  Yes, more rats, more pigeons, more wasps…..lots more of everything that is possibly not too welcome.

This is worrying because, if you are aware of the speed and numbers that a rat reproduces, it is not surprising that we are seeing more of them on a daily basis in towns, villages and cities and of course, rats do spread some unpleasant diseases.

I wonder if the reduction of pest control by local, district and county councils will just store up more costs and problems for the future, but, in the mean time, if you do spot a rat, please call us and we will come and take a look.

Trowbridge pigeon ladies

3 Mar

Pigeons have been making a huge nuisance of themself in Trowbridge. The council and locals alike were particularly unhappy when two lovely ladies of pensionable age decided to feed them on a daily basis.

This created a big problem with mess and they were politely asked to stop feeding the birds (there’s a song there somewhere).  Well, they didn’t and are now the proud owners of an ASBO.  I am not sure what my thoughts are about giving out an ASBO to two ladies for bird feeding, but it does raise an interesting point about encouragement of pigeons to town centres when councils and businesses alike spend large amounts of money on bird prevention systems such as Avishock that is RSPB approved too.

I would love to know your thoughts on the ASBO bird feeders though…

Eight days of Christmas

20 Dec

A cheery rhyme for Christmas; just for you!


On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a giant rat sitting in the middle of our pantry

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me, 2 blind moles

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me, 3 wasp nests

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, 4 hungry squirrels

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, 5 grey pigeons

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me a nice bout of Weils disease

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a very dicky tummy

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me 8 tons of guano


Ok, enough is enough!  9-12 will only get very messy and after all, it is Christmas and the season of good will.

On a serious note though, with all of the extra food and then the inevitable left-over food over the Christmas period, make sure that it is wrapped and disposed of properly as rats will be attracted to it, particularly in sheds and outhouses.  If you do find an unwanted furry friend sitting on your doorstep, we are open over the Christmas period, so just give us a call, although, I hope you won’t have to!

Have a very merry Christmas and happy new year to you all.

Up, up on the roof

21 Nov

Up, up on the roof – thank goodness it’s so far, been a mild autumn as the Abate team would not have been having such a great time on top of the scaffolding and the tower.  What on earth were we doing up there?  Bird-proofing of course.  We were laying down tracks of  ‘scalextric’, not because we were boys with our toys, but to repel birds, particularly pigeons.

The system we use is Avishock so there are no unsightly spikes and netting to spoil the building aesthetics and it’s humane.  When a bird touches the building,  a slight shock is emitted and the bird flies away.

That’s me with the blue hat on…

Can you see me?

It's going to be blowy up there

We are the champions!

22 Oct

This week, we exhibited at the Chamber of Commerce B2B at Carrow Road and was really chuffed to win the award for best stand – can’t you tell by my big cheesy grin!

We had a brilliant day and our team was expertly supported by Jonathan White from TWO Marketing who helped us with the stand set-up and also during the day and our stand was very busy throughout the exhibition.

Highlights were our pigeons and rats and the bugs in the key-rings.  Sadly, there was a comment from one visitor that ‘the stand was starting to make me itch’!  That must have been the bed-bugs….they were dead though and the rat and pigeon were not real!

So look out for us at an exhibition near you and come and try your hand at winning a buggy key-ring.

Do I look pleased to win?