How to control nesting birds in Chester
How to control nesting birds in Chester

Do you find yourself having problems with birds nesting on your chimney pot. Well, you’re not alone. Many properties around Chester suffer the same fate.

Birds will use your chimney stack as a safe haven to nest. Chimneys protects birds from predators and gives them a birdseye view of local food establishments.

The professionals at know how to control nesting birds in Chester.

Legislation on removing birds from chimneys

Under the wildlife and countryside act all birds are protected. It is against the law to remove the nest when its in use. Under no circumstances should you light a fire when birds are nesting. This is a fire risk. If you find a bird stuck in the chimney, wait until it turns dark then shine a light source up the chimney. The light will entice the birds down as they will think its daylight. Furthermore, it is important to have a soft blanket ready to remove them. If the bird is injured contact the RSPCA.

How to remove birds from your chimney around Chester

In Chester, birds can be difficult to remove once they have established a nesting site. Nests can be risky to remove due to location. We never advise to carry this work out on a windy or wet day.
Also, we strongly advise members of the public to hire a platform. This will reduce the risk of falls.

Equipment needed to control nesting birds on your chimney in Chester

  • Bird spikes are a great method to keep all types of birds away from your chimney stack. Spikes can also be used on window ledges, gutters, pipes and they are excellent for the tops of bay windows. However, just make sure you apply long lasting external silicon to prevent them from coming unstuck and to give them longevity.
  • Bird fire gel is another great alternative for keeping birds away from your property. It’s quick and easy to install and it doesn’t harm the birds. A two year manufacturers guarantee is provided but the gel should last for up to 5 years. Bird free fire gel is xcellent for DIY projects and professional installation.
  • Agrilaser bird laser. This is an alternative to proofing methods. The laser works by emitting a high-powered laser beam to remove birds from rooftops. It provides fast and long-lasting results. Birds will move away quickly because they perceive the green laser beam to be imminent danger. Some companies will ask you to go through a safety checklist before purchase in order to show that you are aware of the risks of using the product.

Call our Chester professionals in bird control

If removing birds from your chimney seems to much of a task for you to carry out alone or you need some advice, please Contact us. We are happy to help. We provide all our bird proofing work with a 5 year guarantee.