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Pigeon fouling/mess

a hidden threat

We can provide comprehensive solutions to help you tackle pigeon-related issues. A common problem encountered in urban and residential areas: pigeon guano. Pigeons, with their ubiquitous presence and adaptability, can often be a source of frustration for property owners. Not only do they create a nuisance through their constant cooing and flocking behavior, but they also leave behind a messy and potentially hazardous aftermath – pigeon guano. This unsightly accumulation of pigeon droppings not only poses aesthetic concerns but can also present health risks and structural damage if left unaddressed. We have more info below on the impact of pigeon guano, its associated risks, and the importance of seeking effective pest control measures to mitigate these issues and ensure a cleaner, safer environment for you and your property.

The dangers of pigeon guano

Pigeons, with their graceful flight and cooing melodies, are a common sight in urban environments like London. However, their presence can lead to significant challenges, especially when it comes to the accumulation of pigeon guano. Pigeon guano refers to the droppings left behind by these birds, and while it may seem like a minor inconvenience, it poses various dangers to both buildings and the health of occupants. In this article, we will explore the risks associated with pigeon guano on buildings and in lofts in London, emphasizing the importance of effective pest control measures to address this issue.

Structural Damage:

Pigeon guano may appear harmless, but it can cause severe damage to buildings over time. The acidic nature of the droppings can corrode building materials such as metal, stone, and concrete. This corrosion can weaken the structural integrity of a building, leading to potential safety hazards. Over time, the accumulation of guano can result in expensive repairs or even the need for extensive renovations.

Health Risks:

Pigeon guano also poses health risks to humans. The droppings contain a variety of bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can be harmful when inhaled or when individuals come into direct contact with them. Inhalation of dried pigeon droppings can lead to respiratory issues, including allergies, asthma, and potentially serious infections such as histoplasmosis. Additionally, the dust from dried guano can be easily disturbed, releasing harmful particles into the air and increasing the risk of contamination.

Problems pigeons cause
Fouling and Contamination – Air conditioning systems and other water sources are susceptible to contamination, posing health risks.

Flooding Issues – Accumulation of droppings and debris in rainwater gutters can lead to blockages, causing gutter overflow and potential damage to walls and roofs.

Noise and Disturbance – Pigeons roosting in and around your property can create disturbances, affecting both residents and neighbors.

Health Hazards and Serious Illnesses – Pigeons are common pests, and their droppings can carry diseases such as Ornithosis, Salmonella, and E.Coli.

Accidents – Wet pigeon droppings on pavements and fire escapes can create slippery surfaces, posing a risk of slips and potential legal consequences.

Building Damage – Pigeon droppings contain acid that can corrode and damage buildings, as well as harm the paintwork on vehicles.
How to eliminate pigeons from your business premises

If you are dealing with a pigeon control problem at your business or residential premises, don't hesitate to contact us. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can develop a plan of action to eliminate the issue for you. As one of London's leading specialists in pigeon control, we provide cost-effective solutions to address any challenges you may be facing.

  • We offer both one-off services and ongoing maintenance options tailored to the specific needs of each client.

  • If the work cannot be carried out using standard access equipment, our skilled abseiling team is ready to tackle the job.

  • We also have extensive experience in organizing scaffolding, cherry pickers, and powered access equipment for hard-to-reach areas.

Frequently asked questions abut pigeon cleaning

What risks are associated with pigeon fouling, and why is it important to address this issue?

Pigeon fouling poses several risks to both human health and structural integrity. The droppings of pigeons contain uric acid, which can corrode building materials over time, leading to potential structural damage. Moreover, pigeon guano can harbour harmful pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Exposure to these contaminants can result in respiratory issues, skin irritations, and diseases. It is crucial to address pigeon fouling promptly to mitigate health risks and prevent long-term damage to buildings and infrastructure.

How can pigeon fouling be effectively cleaned, and what precautions should be taken?

Cleaning pigeon fouling requires a systematic approach to ensure both safety and effectiveness. First and foremost, it’s essential to wear protective gear, including gloves and a mask, to prevent direct contact with contaminants. Use a mild detergent and water solution to gently clean affected surfaces, taking care not to disperse dried droppings into the air. Disinfecting the area with a solution containing biocides is recommended to eliminate any remaining pathogens. In cases of extensive fouling, it is advisable to seek professional pest control services equipped with the necessary expertise and tools to ensure thorough and safe cleaning.

How can I deter pigeons from roosting on my property to prevent future fouling?

Preventing pigeons from roosting on your property involves implementing effective deterrents. Physical deterrents, such as bird spikes and netting, can be installed in areas where pigeons tend to perch. Additionally, employing visual deterrents, like scare devices or reflective surfaces, can make the area less attractive to pigeons. Regularly removing food sources, such as spilt grains or accessible garbage, can also discourage pigeons from frequenting the area. For a comprehensive and customized solution, consulting with a pest control professional is recommended.

What legal consequences can arise from neglecting to address pigeon fouling on properties?

Neglecting to address pigeon fouling on properties can lead to legal consequences. Health and safety regulations require property owners to maintain a safe and sanitary environment. Untreated pigeon fouling not only poses health risks but also violates hygiene standards. Property owners may face legal action or fines if they fail to address and rectify pest-related issues. Proactively managing and preventing pigeon fouling is not just responsible; it’s a legal obligation to ensure a safe and compliant environment, impacting the property’s overall well-being and reputation.

Can pigeon fouling attract other pests, and how does it impact the overall cleanliness of a property?

Yes, pigeon fouling can attract other pests and significantly impact the cleanliness of a property. The remnants of food found in pigeon droppings can attract insects such as flies and beetles, creating an environment conducive to infestations. Moreover, the accumulation of pigeon guano can create an unsightly and unhygienic appearance on buildings and structures. Regular cleaning and preventive measures are essential to maintaining a clean and pest-free environment, ensuring the overall well-being of the property and its occupants.

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Outstanding Reputation

We have been trading for over twenty-five 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 offer 24-hour pest control in and around London.

  • Reliable and professional service
  • Rapid response times
  • Dedicated & responsive customer care team
  • Fully trained technicians
  • 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. You can expect high-quality services from expert pest technicians to ensure effective treatment for common pests, seasonal pests, unwanted pests, bed bug infestations, and other pests.

  • 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. Our local technicians are constantly attending the latest courses and have regular safety training to carry out their work safely. We use pest control chemicals that are safe for use and we use the best pest control methods provided by pest control professionals. So, you can ensure quality pest removal services from us. 

  • 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 home or business with the following additional services and expertise as these would be an extension of the pest control solutions we provide. Our pest control technicians take pest control contracts seriously and put immense effort into ensuring the best quality services for you. 


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

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
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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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