Starlings - A problem for London Buildings

In recent years the notoriety of the Starling as a pest bird has grown significantly. Starlings are now regarded as pests in urban areas for many reasons. They can roost in their thousands in buildings including industrial structures, causing considerable mess and damage with their droppings. They are renowned for being a particularly noisy bird. Close to airports they are especially hazardous.  There have been several reports of starlings being sucked into the engine of a plane.

Whilst they are not an intimidating bird, starlings pose a serious health hazard. They have been linked to the fungal respiratory disease histoplasmosis. And they cause untold damage. The acidity in their droppings corrodes the walls and sills of a building.
An agile bird, the sheer number of Starlings that flock together makes them an unwelcome pest bird.

Professional cleaning is crucial prior to any preventative treatments. If anti-perching products fail, it's usually because the surfaces they were affixed to were not professionally cleaned before application or they were not applied by a professional.

Hawkeye Bird specialists will consider a range of preventative treatments including netting, spikes, electronic deterrents, Hawking and sprung wire systems. Our recommendations will take into consideration the aesthetics of your building and its purpose plus the extent of the starling problem.

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