Bird control

Many visitors to the City of Westminster have fond memories of feeding the birds but, for residents and businesses, the bird population can prove both a nuisance and a health risk.

Pigeon and gull activity is increasing in the City of Westminster and some of the ill-effects of their presence are:

  • buildings covered in fouling looks unpleasant, can smell and projects a poor image of a business and the city
  • bird droppings are acidic and can corrode or erode building materials
  • nesting materials birds use can block chimneys, flues and guttering, causing possible issues with carbon monoxide and damage to buildings as water overflows from blocked gutters
  • birds carry a variety of diseases such as Ornithosis, Listeria and Ecoli that can be transmitted to humans not only from the droppings but also the birds themselves. When dry, pigeon droppings can become airborne in small particles, which can lead to respiratory complaints such as psittacosis

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Last updated: 3 February 2017
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