Seagull Control


Bird netting is the most effective installation to create a physical barrier against problem birds.

At Birdteq we have a wide range of experience of installing anti bird netting or as it is sometimes called ‘bird repellent netting’ to any building or structure. Not only must the netting prevent bird entry, it must look tidy and symmetrical and importantly have longevity.  On many occasions bird netting is required in inaccessible areas, expensive access equipment or scaffolding is required to reach the area to be worked on; so a net installation has to be fitted to last.

Our commercial bird netting systems are installed using high grade materials so the nets do not fail and last for many years. The nets are ultra violet light stabilised to prevent premature rotting and are fitted to A4 stainless steel fixings and wire rope.

Using the right fixings to install the bird net is vitally important, should a fixing come out then there is a risk that the system will fail and birds may get through the resulting gap.

Our extensive experience enables us to use the correct fixings in all manner of substrates, from delicate sandstone and the thinnest metal cladding to the thickest I beams and reinforced concrete.

Birdteq’s expertise has led to several successful complex net installations where the initial survey took a considerable degree of design and planning, in particular were the projects we completed at The Royal Albert Museum for Exeter City Council and at Lacon House, Holborn, London.  Both these projects required a multitude of nets with complex designs to integrate them to roof areas with challenging requirements. These can be seen in the projects page.

Bird netting can be installed to protect fascia’s of buildings, roofs, canopy roofs, sections of buildings and balconies.  Pigeon nets for balconies are a popular request on blocks of flats.

We can install access points to all our nets should this be necessary.

In short, our surveyors are able to design bird net installations that not only stop birds but meet our clients needs aesthetically.

 To arrange a Free Consultation or to Discuss your Bird Netting Needs Please Contact Us on 01823 669165 or email us at

Bird Netting Specifications

Specially manufactured bird netting is made from knotted polyethylene uv light stabilised 12/6 twine.

The netting comes in several gauges to proof against different bird species.

These include-

  • 19mm net for House Sparrows
  • 28mm net for Starlings
  • 50mm net for Feral Pigeons -Pigeon Netting
  • 75mm -and 100mm net for Gulls -Gull Netting


Bird netting comes in three different colours-

  • Black
  • Translucent
  • Sandstone

Flame retardant netting is also available.


 How Bird Netting is Installed

Following a drawn up design of the bird net installation and the Safety Method Statement and Risk Assessment the Birdteq Installation Technicians will inspect the area to be proofed and, wearing all required PPE, will fit a bird net using the following method-

Specialised intermediate and corner fixings are drilled into the substrate, depending on the type of material the substrate is made of, different fixings will be used.  All fixings accommodate an aperture through which a 2mm or 3mm wire rope will pass. Once the wire rope has been passed through the fixings it is ferruled off at one end and tensioned at the opposite end using a M6 or M8 barrel strainer. The netting is then fixed to the wire rope using a specialised tool called a Hog Ringer.  This delivers a small ring to each square of net and attaches it to the wire.

This is the simplistic way to install a net; it can get slightly more involved when metal stanchions are incorporated into a net design to raise the netting such as over a roof or when a net is fitted under a bridge where other specialised fixings are fitted to girders.

One thing is for sure, we always have a back up of stock, as the materials we require are only available from specialist stockists, only about 10% of all the materials we need are available from DIY stores.

Pigeon and Seagull Control

Birdteq carries out bird control using bird deterrents, bird scarer devices and bird proofing systems.

Our bird netting systems are installed to the highest standard and with the welfare of birds in mind.  A correctly fitted bird net should not cause birds harm but very rarely birds such as feral pigeons and gulls can try to land on a net and do get caught.  All our bird net installations have a bird welfare sign in prominent areas,  this details actions to be taken and our emergency 24 hour free call out service.


Feral pigeons are the most common birds that Birdteq are requested to control with our pigeon deterrent and pigeon proofing systems.  Pigeon fouling (guano) is a public health hazard, bird guano can cause a host of diseases when in close proximity to humans and insect pest species such as bed bugs, mites and clothes moths commonly dwell amongst accumulating bird droppings and nests.  The acidity of bird guano can erode substrates such as sandstone, not to mention the defacing of buildings and monuments.

Under the terms of the Wildlife And Countryside Act, pigeon control must first be attempted using anti pigeon devices such as a pigeon repeller or pigeon proofing measures.  What this Act basically says is that pigeon pest control has to start with pigeon removal through non lethal measures and as our pigeon prevention systems are so successful, lethal methods are rarely required for pidgeon control.  Birdteq does carry out pigeon extermination, but only within the guises of the Law.

Of course, the best pigeon repellent is prevention.  Old, disused buildings need to be secure with no open or broken windows and new buildings should have bird proofing as a standard requirement.


Herring Gulls and Greater and Lesser Black Backed Gulls are aggressive during breeding season From May to July and their nests have know to block roof drainage outlets, resulting in rain water ingress in buildings.

As with pigeons, gulls are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, so our gull control is carried out mostly using bird deterrents for roofs and gull proofing systems.

Bird eradication of gulls is generally carried by way of population reduction measures such as gull egg, gull nest removal, gull egg oiling or egg replacement with dummy eggs.  This is still only lawful when dealing with Herring gulls and Lesser Black Backed gulls, but still only once proofing and deterrent measures have initially been deployed and are deemed to of failed.

At Birdteq we have the expertise to deliver the right solution from our host of seagull deterrent and seagull proofing systems that will control and prevent bird infestations that can lead to the problems associated with bird activity.



Birdteq Pest Bird Proofing Solutions

Birdteq are specialists in bird management and bird prevention, our bird control services include-

  • Avian Pest Control  -pigeon control, gull control
  • Bird Control Devices  -pigeon deterrent devices, gulls, Starlings, House Sparrows
  • Bird Waste Removal or Fouling Removal / Guano Removal
  • Bird Proofing -pigeon proofing, gull proofing, Starling and House Sparrow proofing
  • Solar Panel Bird Proofing
  • Certified Installers of the Agrilaser -bird scaring laser device
  • Security Netting and Contraband Netting Installers

Birdteq’s bird pest control services are aimed towards the commercial sector, providing bird proofing solutions installing bird deterrent systems and devices.

These bird prevention solutions include-

  • Anti Bird Netting / Bird Control Netting (all species)
  • Gull Netting
  • Pigeon Netting
  • Bird Spikes
  • Seagull Spikes
  • Pigeon Spikes
  • Bird Wire
  • Pigeon Wire
  • Bird Repellent
  • Pigeon Repellent
  • Seagull Repellent
  • Pigeon Deterrent Gel
  • Bird Scarers  -electric bird scarer (Avishock)
  • Solar Panel Bird Deterrent
  • Bird Mesh Proofing
  • Bird Nest Deterrent
  • Bird Scarers  -Agrilaser laser scarer