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Pigeon pest control in London

London's premium provider of pigeon control solutions

At The Pied Piper, we offer an extensive range of solutions for bird control. We have helped hundreds of residential and commercial customers with their pigeon problems for over 25 years under our bird control services. We have a number of different ways of controlling pigeon problems. These include netting, spiking, fire gel, and trapping. Pigeons can pose a serious health hazard to us humans but are also capable of doing irreparable damage to buildings by blocking guttering and exploiting gaps and holes in the roof where they can take up home and nest over long periods of time. Pigeon problems should be dealt with as soon as possible. Therefore, you need to call the best bird control specialist to employ the best quality services. We are here to serve you with our pigeon control services and get rid of bird infestations from your residential and commercial properties.

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About pigeons
London Pigeon Control

At The Pied Piper, we offer a range of pigeon control solutions including netting, spikes, optical gel, trapping and more. We carry out the installation of pigeon netting and bird proofing to prevent pigeon infestation. Pigeon problems in the UK are nothing new, and without bird control proofing there is nothing you can do. Every pigeon problem is different and we will usually need to carry out a survey to ensure that the correct proofing, cleaning and safety methods will be employed. Our team of pigeon control specialists are able to survey and recommend a guaranteed solution to your London pigeon control problem. Ignoring problems with pigeons will only lead to an increased cost in resolving future issues.

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Problems pigeons cause

Fouling and contamination – Air conditioning systems and other water sources can easily become contaminated, with associated risks to health.

Flooding problems – Rainwater gutters can become blocked by droppings and associated debris, causing overflowing and leaking guttering with the potential damage to walls and roofs.

Noise and disturbance – Can sometimes be a problem from Pigeons that are roosting in and around your property. Not only for the residents of the building but for neighbours as well.

Health risks and serious illnesses – Pigeons are considered a common pest and their droppings can give rise to diseases such as Ornithosis, Salmonella and E.Coli. Bird spikes and bird droppings can be found everywhere, and they spread various diseases.

Accidents – Droppings on pavements and fire escapes that can be dangerous when wet, thereby creating a slip hazard and possible legal action.

Damage to buildings – Pigeons droppings which contain acid that can cause damage to buildings and can also damage the paintwork on cars.

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How to eliminate pigeons from your business premises

If you are experiencing a pigeon control problem at your business or residential premises, then please do not hesitate to contact us. The sooner you call us in, the sooner we can implement a plan of action to eradicate the problem for you. We are one of London’s leading specialists in pigeon control and can offer you a cost-effective solution to any issues you face. We are experts in pigeon removal services and know the best bird control methods to get rid of pest birds and feral pigeons.

  • We are able to offer one-off jobs or provide ongoing maintenance to sites depending on the individual needs of the client.

  • If we cannot carry out the work using the usual access equipment, we can deploy our abseiling team to carry out the work.

  • We also regularly arrange scaffolding and cherry pickers/powered access for areas that are difficult to reach.

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Control methods we use
Pigeon netting or mesh

Bird netting and meshing are an effective, low profile, long-lasting solution to pigeon problems. Our bird control experts will ensure professional services for pigeon infestation. We have carried out various netting applications at London City Airport and railway stations where spikes and other measures have not been successful. Netting can be installed as it is versatile and can be placed over canopies, light wells and balconies, to name a few. Once in place, the netting prevents pigeons from entering the area without harming them.

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Firegel/Optical Gel

Fire gel is a new innovative system using small pots filled with a special optical gel. This is a great option for listed buildings as it does not change the appearance of the structure and cannot be seen from the ground up. The fire gel system keeps birds off all structures without harming them. Used extensively in Europe, fire gel has been somewhat of a revelation in terms of preventing pigeons. It can be used in almost every type of situation and the results are unbelievable. The gel contains a natural food-grade oil that is non-toxic to birds and humans but creates an uncomfortable surface that birds do not like to land on. The gel emits a special UV light that only pigeons can see and from a distance, it looks like fire which scares them away. Birdfree can be effective against pigeons when applied correctly to the surfaces where the birds are roosting or landing. The gel is easy to apply and can be used on a variety of surfaces, including ledges, beams, and other elevated areas where pigeons may be roosting. When birds attempt to land on surfaces coated with Birdfree, they will encounter the sticky gel, which will discourage them from landing and cause them to seek out other roosting sites.

It's important to consult with a professional pest control service to determine the most effective and humane bird control solutions for your specific situation.

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Pigeon spikes

Pigeon spikes are a common and effective bird deterrent used to prevent pigeons from landing or roosting on surfaces such as ledges, rooftops, and beams. The spikes consist of thin metal that are mounted on a base, creating an uneven surface that is uncomfortable for birds to land on.

Pigeon spikes work by creating an inhospitable surface that pigeons are unable to land on, preventing them from roosting or nesting in the area. The spikes are designed to be highly visible, which can help to deter birds from attempting to land in the first place. When pigeons encounter the spikes, they are forced to find an alternative roosting site, reducing the overall pigeon population in the area.

One of the benefits of pigeon spikes is that they are a non-toxic and humane bird control solution. They do not harm the pigeons, but simply make the area less attractive for roosting or nesting. Additionally, pigeon spikes are durable and long-lasting, requiring minimal maintenance and providing an effective solution for long-term bird control.

Pigeon spikes can be used in a variety of settings, including commercial buildings, residential properties, and public areas. They are particularly effective in areas where pigeons have been a persistent problem, as they create a physical barrier that is difficult for the birds to overcome.

Overall, pigeon spikes are an effective and humane bird control solution that can help to prevent pigeons from roosting or nesting on your property. It's important to consult with a professional pest control service to determine the most effective bird control strategy for your specific situation.

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Pigeon Trapping

Professional pigeon trapping is a bird control method used to capture and remove pigeons from a particular area. The process involves setting up traps in areas where pigeons are known to roost or feed, with the goal of capturing and removing the birds to a more suitable location.

Here is a general overview of how professional pigeon trapping works in London:

Inspection: A pest control professional will inspect the area where the pigeons are causing problems, looking for signs of nesting, feeding, and roosting. They will identify the areas where traps should be set up to maximize their effectiveness.

Trapping: The pest control professional will set up live traps in the identified areas, using bait to attract the pigeons. When the pigeons enter the trap, they are safely captured and contained.

Removal: Once the pigeons have been trapped, they will be safely removed from the area and transported to a more suitable location, such as a wildlife rehabilitation center or a pigeon sanctuary.

Prevention: After the pigeons have been removed, the pest control professional will work to prevent future infestations by identifying and sealing off entry points, implementing bird exclusion devices such as netting or spikes, and providing recommendations for ongoing maintenance to prevent future pigeon problems.

Pigeon trapping in London can be very effective for areas where the number of pigeons need to be drastically reduced. We can also use trapping on large buildings where pigeon deterrents may not be cost-effective. We have carried out many successful trapping programs throughout London and our clients have not had to install any additional costly deterrents. We will always advise you on the best solution for your particular pigeon problem.

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Pigeon fouling cleaning
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We can carry out a shooting program where other systems may have failed, or in an emergency, for example if a pigeon is trapped in a warehouse or food premises and cannot get out. Shooting can help reduce numbers where there is a need to do so quickly. Our professionally trained experts will knock down the pigeons and ensure the best services in London.

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Post and wire

Post and wire have excellent aesthetic qualities but are only useful for low-pressure sites. They are tensioned steel wires fixed by a post, either drilled or stuck to leading edges. They are invaluable in deterring pigeons from landing on pipes. Our post and wire systems are an ideal solution for light to medium pigeon populations. A series of stainless steel wires are installed across the surface that needs to be protected, and once installed the pigeons are unable to land on the protected areas.

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Are feral pigeons in a business dangerous?

Feral pigeons in a business can potentially be dangerous to human health and the environment. Like we mentioned earlier, pigeon droppings can contain harmful bacteria and fungi that can cause respiratory illnesses and other health problems when inhaled or ingested. These droppings can accumulate in large amounts in areas where pigeons roost or nest and can create a slip-and-fall hazard for employees and customers.

In addition to health risks, feral pigeons can also cause damage to buildings, vehicles, and other property. They may nest or roost in areas such as roofs, ledges, and balconies, and their droppings can corrode building materials and damage electrical equipment. Pigeons may also carry mites, ticks, and other pests that can infest a business and cause further problems.

To mitigate the potential risks associated with feral pigeons in a business, it’s important to take proactive measures to deter them. This may include blocking off potential roosting and nesting sites, using bird netting or spikes, and keeping the area clean and free of food sources that may attract pigeons. It’s also important to follow appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures when dealing with pigeon droppings to minimize the risk of exposure to harmful pathogens.

Is it harmful to breathe in the dust from pigeon fouling?

Breathing in the dust of pigeon fouling can potentially be harmful to human health. Pigeon droppings can contain harmful bacteria and fungi that can cause respiratory illnesses such as Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis, and Psittacosis when inhaled. When dried, the droppings can become powdery and easily airborne, increasing the risk of inhalation.

Inhaling the dust from pigeon droppings can irritate the respiratory tract, leading to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. In some cases, it can lead to more severe respiratory infections and long-term lung damage. This is especially true for people with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly, young children, and those with preexisting respiratory conditions.

To minimize the risk of exposure to harmful pathogens from pigeon droppings, it’s important to avoid disturbing dried droppings and to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, and goggles when handling or cleaning contaminated areas. It’s also recommended to wet down the droppings with a disinfectant solution before cleaning to reduce the amount of dust and to follow appropriate cleaning and disposal procedures to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens.

How quickly can feral pigeons breed in London?

Feral pigeons in London can breed very quickly, with the potential to produce multiple clutches of eggs each year under optimal conditions. Pigeons typically breed throughout the year, but their breeding activity tends to peak during the spring and summer months when the weather is warmer and food is more plentiful.

Female pigeons can begin laying eggs as early as six months of age and can lay up to 10-12 eggs per year. The eggs hatch after about 17-19 days, and the young pigeons, or squabs, fledge after around 30-35 days. After fledging, the young pigeons are able to start breeding themselves within a few months, contributing to the rapid growth of feral pigeon populations.

In areas where there is an abundance of food and shelter, feral pigeon populations can quickly get out of control, leading to concerns about health risks, property damage, and other issues. It’s important to take proactive measures to manage feral pigeon populations, such as limiting their access to food and nesting sites and using humane methods of population control if necessary.

How are pigeons attracted to my business?

Pigeons can be attracted to your business for a number of reasons, including the availability of food, water, and shelter. Pigeons are opportunistic feeders and will scavenge for food wherever they can find it. This means that if your business produces or stores food, or if there are nearby food sources such as restaurants or food markets, pigeons may be attracted to the area.

In addition to food, pigeons also require access to water for drinking and bathing. If your business has standing water, such as in gutters, plant pots, or bird baths, pigeons may be drawn to the area. Similarly, if there are leaks or other sources of moisture in your building, this may provide a water source for pigeons.

Pigeons also require shelter for roosting and nesting. They prefer elevated areas such as roofs, ledges, and balconies, and may be attracted to your business if there are suitable roosting sites available. If your building has openings or gaps that provide access to these areas, pigeons may take advantage of them.

To minimize the attraction of pigeons to your business, it’s important to eliminate or reduce their access to food, water, and shelter. This may include keeping food storage areas clean and secure, repairing leaks and other sources of moisture, and blocking off potential roosting sites. Additionally, removing or limiting access to standing water sources and implementing humane bird deterrents may also help to discourage pigeons from congregating in the area.

I have pigeons around my business in London can I poison them myself?

No, it is illegal to use poison to control pigeons in London. Poisoning pigeons can be harmful not only to the birds but also to other wildlife and pets that may consume the poisoned pigeons or the bait itself. Additionally, the use of poison to control pigeons can be ineffective, as other pigeons may simply replace those that have been killed.

Instead of using poison, it’s recommended to use humane methods of pigeon control. This may include using bird spikes or netting to prevent pigeons from roosting and nesting in or around your business, implementing sound deterrents or visual repellents, and limiting access to food and water sources. Trapping and relocating pigeons may also be an option, but this should be done in accordance with local regulations and with the help of a professional pest control service.

It’s important to note that in the UK, pigeons are considered a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. As such, it is illegal to kill or harm pigeons without a specific license or exemption. If you are experiencing problems with pigeons around your business, it’s recommended to consult with a professional pest control service that can provide safe and effective solutions that are in compliance with local regulations.

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Google Reviews SELDA MEHMET

Amazing Service! 5 Star! The issue I had, I thought it could never be resolved. After having a previous Pest Control company treat it and a few months later the pests tripled! I contacted The Pied Piper Pest Control and they took the problem into their hands made me feel so relieved as they assured me they would not stop treating until the problem was completely solved. This is the type of service you don’t always come across. As promised, they visited my premises until the pests were completely clear. Thank you to Tony and to his great team! I would definitely recommend to everyone. Great service.


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Very happy with the professional, friendly, efficient and speedy response from The Pied Piper to sort out a rat problem. Technicians are friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely use again in the future and happy to recommend The Pied Piper

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Currently using them for a pest control contract as our last company let us down badly. Spend the time doing the job properly and turning up on time and when they say they will. Can't ask for much more than that

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CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT I have been working with this company since 2008 across six of my restaurants and I have to say I haven’t had one bad experience. I don’t normally write reviews but I really felt like I owed these guys as I believe they deserve all the recognition. They have been consistently good, any issues I had in any of the restaurants, they were there and never left until the issue was resolved. Thank you so much guys..

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Google Reviews Paige Anderson

The Pied Piper has provided excellent service with quick response times for both emails and quotes. Their service is outstanding and their work ethic is invaluable. They provide consistent and regular report updates, keeping us in the loop at all times. By far one of the best service providers in the pest control industry.

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Superb service and friendly staff. Used them twice now and had a problem with mice, the technician was on time and thorough and wore his overshoes so my wife was happy.


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The Technician that came round assessed the problem and dealt with it professionally 1st class service

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I own a property in London that has had an ongoing issue with Bedbugs. We have had other pest control treatments in the past and none have worked. I called the Pied Piper late on Friday afternoon and was given a price on the spot with an information sheet for how my tenants needed to prepare the property. We were advised that it would take 3 treatments as the infestation was really bad. We have now had all the 3 treatments and 8 weeks on we are still clear. Fantastic service at a great price. From the ladies who answer the phone to the technician who carried out the treatment the service was second to none.

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Had a program of treatments done recently for a mouse problem we had in our house. They were on time and very thorough. The problem was all gone in two visits but they still came for the third and made sure all was ok. Very professional

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Far superior customer service than other companies I have used. Gave a service that was not only professional but very thorough. Their guy came in a smart uniform and wore his shoe covers. Been two months and no problems.

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Absolute amazing service. I called and they responded very quickly, super friendly service and great rates, I am a very happy customer would recommend to anyone with these issues.

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We got our lives back!! We had an infestation of bed bugs under my sons new bed. We just could not get rid of them. We called around and were quoted prices in the thousands.... We called Pied piper in - they were fantastic. In total they made 3 visits over a few weeks. Their time keeping was exceptional. Their service was professional and kept us informed of progress after each visit. Thank you Pied Piper. We can sleep easy again.


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Outstanding Reputation

We have been trading for over twenty-five (25) years and have gained a reputation as one of London’s leading pest control providers; with our professionalism and customer service, our reviews speak for themselves. We are ready to give you a free consultation and free instant quote to control pigeons. Also, we will happily discuss your problem and come up with useful advice. It will ensure to get rid of your property damage and prevent future problems.

  • Reliable and professional service
  • Rapid response times
  • Dedicated & responsive customer care team
  • Safeguarding business reputation
  • Trustpilot and google accredited reviews

Efficient Solutions

The Pied Piper has a proven track record and experience covering all types of pest control, including Rodents, bed bugs, wasps, fleas, grey squirrels, foxes and birds. We can Identify pest species and signs quickly and take instant action. We will ensure no pigeon nests around your resident and provide the best pest control services, including pigeon control, seagull control, and other pest bird control.

  • Latest techniques and formulations
  • Environmentally-friendly solutions
  • Non-toxic alternatives are available
  • Comprehensive monitoring and reports
  • Professional & experienced technicians

Safety Conscious

The Pied Piper places health and safety above all else when dealing with the public. Our pest control procedures are safe for people and pets. Besides, our local technicians are constantly attending the latest courses and have regular safety training to allow them to carry out their work safely. We know how pigeon droppings are dangerous for human health. So, you will see the best service without violating your safe conduct.

  • All pesticides used are approved for use in the UK.
  • All technicians are kitted out with the relevant PPE
  • CHAS, Safe Contractor, CEPA, BPCA accredited
  • Non-Toxic treatments


The Pied Piper can also provide your business with the following additional services and expertise as these would be an extension of the pest control solutions we provide. Also, you can get a free quotation from us.

  • Abseiling
  • Covid 19 Decontamination services
  • Rubbish removal
  • Decontamination and disinfection treatments
  • Drain surveys and inspections

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How it Works

1. Contact

Call or message us and we will arrange for a member of our team to contact you

  • Local Knowledgeable pest control experts
  • Calls returned same day
    (during Mon-Fri 8-5pm)
  • Trustpilot Accredited

2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem and quote you over the phone or arrange a survey and email you a quote asap

  • Appointment time slots to suit you
  • Control programs tailored to your requirements
  • BPCA certified technicians

3. Treatment

Our BPCA qualified technicians will attend your property to provide pest control treatments

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Explain clearly what our tech will do
  • Child & pet safe treatments

4. Aftercare

We will make sure that after your treatment program is complete your premises will be clear of any pests

  • Pest prevention advice given
  • Detailed reports
  • Peace of mind
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