Bird Proofing

Bird Proofing & Pigeon Removal

Businesses in the West Midlands are no stranger to bird problems. From pigeons to seagulls, birds are a pleasant sight in the sky but become a nuisance when they start using your business as a place to roost or for nesting. In the cities themselves, bird control has to be utilised in order to provide reprieve to properties where a pest presence can serve as a major disturbance. At Sandwell Pest Control we provide market-leading bird proofing services for domestic and commercial properties across the Midlands.


Our tailored pigeon and bird proofing services begin with a detailed survey of your business to determine where the pigeons are nesting and which property parts to protect with an anti-roosting system, specifically designed to instil a bird proofing solution that’ll keep any breeds far away from your property well into the future.

Our bird control services work for windowsills, ledges, balconies, ventilation systems, the roof, and other parts of the building and machinery that needs protection.


If the pigeon problem is a one-off instead of a persistent annoyance, we will evict the pigeons and remove their nests from your property in accordance with the law and our ethical standards. While some pigeons, if they have nested on your property for a long time, can start considering it as their home and become aggressive, sometimes a simple removal followed by an installation of a pigeon proofing system onto areas of interest can be enough to solve your pigeon problem as quickly as possible.

As all birds are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and their removal is permitted only if undertaken by a professional pest control service.

Below, you will find the main areas of bird and pigeon proofing that we specialise in.

If you wish to speak to one of our certified pest removal professionals about your pigeon problem, feel free to contact us on the numbers below for a free survey to determine the scale and scope of the pigeon infestation. We will prepare a solution tailored to your company and environment to prevent future problems.

Some of the main problems that pigeons cause are:

  • Droppings on the face of a building and the pavement near it, that look ungainly and can damage metal and brick surfaces,
  • Nests blocking chimneys, gutters and other vital parts of a building,
  • Strong smell emanating from pigeon guano and leftovers of birds’ diet,
  • Appearance of other pests to your business, such as fleas, ticks, cockroaches and the like,
  • Pigeons can transmit diseases through droppings and direct contact.


Whether there was only a pair of pigeons nesting on your property or if you have a prolonged problem with multiple birds using it for roosting and nesting, pigeon droppings are bound to be the most obvious sign.

Pigeon droppings can cause damage to the building, ranging from cosmetic to structural. This is due to the acidic nature of the birds’ droppings, which can corrode metal and cause damage to the brickwork. Pigeon droppings inside ventilation systems can cause additional problems by spreading the droppings, which are easily airborne once dry, throughout the building, helping to spread disease and attracting other pests into your business or home.

For this reason, we offer a comprehensive cleaning service after we have removed the pigeons and/or installed bird and pigeon proofing to your premises. A clean and odour-free business is the first step to building and maintaining your image in the eyes of your customers, employees and the wider area.