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MITIE Pest Control “The Trusted Partner”


Contents Introduction

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Bird Optical Gel Repellent

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Bird Trapping

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Bird Netting

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Bird Spiking Repellent

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Bird Culling with Rifles

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Contact Us

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Introduction Birds, such as pigeons and gulls, are becoming an increasing nuisance causing damage to buildings, stairways and paths. Hundreds of insurance claims are made every year for slippages on bird excreta. We work within the licence criteria and will provide a tailored solution to protect against the following business risks:

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Pest birds can transmit up to 62 diseases to man Bird excreta contains fungi which deposit acidic secretions, this can cause permanent damage to masonry and decorative facia. Bird nests harbour numerous parasitic insects which can spread from the nests to other hosts including humans. Noise, smell, cleaning and maintenance costs. First impressions count – a building stained with excreta, what does it say to your people and your customers?

Call us NOW on 0845 017 1069 to arrange for a FREE survey from one of our Surveyors

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How does it work?

It is a preparation containing food grade natural oils recognised by the Health & Safety Executive. It is not affected by extremes of temperature, wind, rain or snow as the oils create a film making it waterproof and prevents it from evaporating. The gel emits ultraviolet light that birds relate to fire. the selected natural oils are abhorrent to a bird’s senses of smell and taste. It causes no damage to the building or structures and it is placed in dishes that can be glued, magnetised or hung. Can be used indoors / outdoors and on any type of structure or building and even trees. • sea ports • airports • coastal oil terminals • military installations • railway stations • bridges • historic buildings

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Trapping of pigeons is often perceived as the most humane method of removal. The birds are enticed to feed and enter open traps over a number of days until such time as the traps are set and the birds are trapped and humanly culled.

This is an intensive treatment which takes place usually over a two week period. Throughout the trapping period the cages will be visited every day. All target species will be removed, humanely destroyed offsite, and taken for proper disposal. Any non-target species will be released alive.

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Bird netting is one of the most popular and effective methods used for protecting structures against urban bird pests. Nets can be used on virtually any part of any size of building, to cover roof plant machinery, fire escapes, light wells etc., with access points made available where necessary. Profiled to the individual location requirement to extend the net position to allow increase in internal working height. Netting is available in a choice of colours, gauges and can be flame retardant.

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Upstand (spike system) comprising of a plastic base with 316 grade stainless steel prongs rising to a height of 110mm to 150mm. Positioned as a continual linear pattern fixed to the substrate using neutral silicon. This is a discreet system that is suitable for light pressure and possibly an alternative to spikes for aesthetic purposes.

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Pigeon Culls Culling can control pigeon infestations, but only if adopted on a long term or continual basis. The preferred and most cost effective method is culling by shooting. This is carried out by a senior technician, usually at night, at prearranged dates when the site is least occupied. Gull Culls Gull control programmes are designed to reduce the hazards of gull occupation comprising of monthly visits from April to September to remove nests, food debris, eggs and chicks. By constant pressure on the resident population it will reduce the infestation sufficiently to remove the service over several years of attendance.

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Thank you for your time Contact us: 1 King Alfred Way, Cheltenham, GL52 6QP Tel: 0845 017 1069 Email: mpc.sales@mitie.com 7


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