pigeon Treatment in Mumbai

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 is a long and detailed document that covers a wide variety of issues of which the pigeon pest control (and all other birds) is only one. The average person requiring guidance in respect of how to resolve a pigeon-related problem within the terms and conditions of the Act may find difficulty accessing the relevant section. Similarly, identifying the most appropriate person to speak to at DEFRA may be equally difficult and time-consuming due to the sheer size of the organization and a large number of departments and sections contained within it. This document, therefore, is designed to provide the layman with an overview of the law relating to the control of feral pigeons and what actions can and cannot be taken to ensure that the controls provided fall within the scope of the law. It should also be noted that although pigeon pest control companies provide professional pigeon pest control services, it is not always the case that contractors are familiar with the law or can be relied upon to advise in respect of the law. It is, therefore, important to confirm any advice provided by a pest control contractor with DEFRA, the Pigeon Control Resource Centre prior to instructing the contractor, particularly if lethal controls or bird exclusion products have been recommended. It should also be noted that any action taken to control birds on a property is the legal responsibility of the property owner and not the contractor that is instructed. If a contractor breaks the law whilst acting on behalf of the client, and on the client’s property, it is the client that will be held legally responsible for the actions of the contractor.

Damage Caused by Pigeon Problems:

Pigeon control is important due to the damage and disease problems these problems birds often create. The uric acid in pigeon feces is highly corrosive and can cause extensive damage to metals and other substrates it sits on for long periods. Debris from flocks of problem pigeons often build up, backing up gutters and drains which can cause flooding and roof damage. Nesting materials and other debris have caused failures in machinery, especially rooftop air conditioning units which are a prime nesting spot for pigeons. Other frequent pigeon problems include slip and fall liability from feces or debris, plus an unclean, dirty company image. The bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites found in pigeon droppings are responsible for a host of serious diseases, including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, toxoplasmosis and more. Many companies also retain significant cleanup costs due to the pigeon problems they don't resolve.

Part 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, entitled ‘Protection of Wild Birds, their Nests and Eggs’, confirms the following:

  • Subject to the provisions of this Part, if any person intentionally:
  • kills, injures or takes any wild bird;
  • takes, damages or destroys the nest of any wild bird while that nest is in use or being built; or
  • takes or destroys an egg of any wild bird, he shall be guilty of an offence.
  • Subject to the provisions of this Part, if any person has in his possession or control:
  • any live or dead wild bird or any part of, or anything derived from such a bird; or
  • an egg of any wild bird or any part of such an egg, he shall be guilty of an offence
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