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Bird Proofing

Bird Proofing

Unrivalled Expertise  

Contego bird proofing and projects division is headed up by our National Head of Projects Manager Jonathan Taylor BSc (Hons)

We have unrivalled in house experience in proofing buildings against pest birds such as pigeons, gulls and starlings. 

We have over the years have worked on a large number of highly complex sites including rail platforms, power stations, petrol stations, chemical plants as well as hundreds of supermarket stores. 



Every site is different - We think outside the box


Every proofing system and combination is always taken to account when we survey site and prepare our recommendations.  

Each site is surveyed either on-site or via architect drawings. Our estimators and surveyors will then draw up plans and options to ensure that the system not only protects your premises from pest birds but also fits in with your requirements for access and aesthetics.  

CALL TODAY to arrange a free site consultation 0800 028 7111

Understanding Bird Behaviour 

Contego has a vast amount of experience proofing buildings and working with birds (also training and management). 

We understand site bird pressure, key sites and possible displacement. 

We will provide you with a bird-proofing solution that is: 

  • Robust 
  • Cost effective 
  • Long lasting  
  • Aesthetically pleasing 
  • Meets your requirements for access

Proofing Systems  

At Contego we provide a whole range of bird proofing & pest proofing solutions.

    •    Bird Spikes

    •    Bird Netting (19mm,50mm,75mm)

    •    Post & Wire

    •    Avi Shock

    •    Bird Gel

    •    Weld Mesh

Laser deterrents 

Bio Acoustic systems 

CALL TODAY to arrange a free site consultation 0800 028 7111



Pigeon Spikes For A Supermarket
Pigeon spikes installed at Supermarket

Anti Bird Netting For A Train Station
Train station platform - 19mm anti bird netting 

Bird Control
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Contego are acknowledged with the industry as one of the UK's leading specialist bird control companies.


  • We deliver a full range of specialist bird prevention and control techniques across the UK.

  • Leading the way in service delivery

  • In-house bird of prey teams of over 60 hawks and falcons

  • Growing National team of trained service specialists

Our services include falconrybird proofingfouling removal and population control.

Our technicians are trained to the highest standard in both Service and Health & Safety, ensuring your jobs are not only done well they are also done safely.  We are always available to offer advice on the best course of action for your site. We deal with every type of pest bird issue on sites ranging from International Stadiums, Hospitals, Docks, Schools, Warehousing and Supermarkets.

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Case Studies

firegel bird control

York Art Gallery

Contego recently installed ‘fire gel’ anti pigeon system to York Art Gallery, part of the £8 million refurbishment project that has recently been completed. We are pleased to have played a part in protecting this magnificent building for future generations.

Like many city-centre buildings, the gallery was very attractive to pigeons who regularly "painted" the roof and walls with their droppings. The building itself dates from 1879, and is a Grade 2 listed building, so we needed to pigeon-proof the roof and ledges, without causing any change to the building's appearance.

Roof Net To Prevent Seagull Attacks

Roof Net - Glasgow

The client had encounted issues with sea gulls attacking staff whilst they were conducting their weekly maintenace checks on the roof. As a result Contego installed a roof net to prevent birds from using this area as a nesting site.

A combination of two meter and one meter free standing were used to raise the netting above head hight where future access is reuired for maintenance. Gull netting was used, along with 2mm stainless steel wire frame and supporting fixings.

If you are experiencing issues with pest birds please contact use on 0800 028 7111


bird proofing at supermarket

Bird proofing at supermarket

As part of a major re-development of ASDA, Eastlands Contego were appointed to conduct the bird netting on the project. The project was completed in two phases, phase 1 – removal of all old netting (two front entrance canopies & side canopy – as pictured above). The old netting was removed to allow for decoration works to be conducted. Phase 2 was the installation of new wire system in which new white 19mm netting was re-installed to the areas over 1500SQM.


All works were completed on time and ready for the store hand over in July 2016.


Full RAMS and work plans were provided to the client prior to work.


Canopy netting

Supermarket Canopy

Installation of 19mm anti bird netting to “.com” home delivery canopy for national supermarket chain. Contego were called in to provide assistance as part of stores upgrades and pest prevention strategy. Installed over two days with the specification of total exclusion of small birds.

Roof Protection From Nesting Birds

Bird Proofing - Roof Net - Sea Gulls

Contego were approcached by an existing client to help protect one of their roofs from nesting birds - Sea gulls.

The solution to their problem was the installation of 75mm bird netting to prevent birds accessing the roof area. The 75mm netting was supported by a series of brackets installed at 5M intervals around the perimeter of the roof and 1M free standing posts. As standard we install our netting systems in stainless steel.

Two man safe anchor decks were required as part of the installation due to height of the wall.

If you are experiencing issues with pest birds (pigeons, sea gulls) please call our experts on 0800 028 7111

Bird Spikes For Pigeons

Bird Proofing - Bird Spikes - Pigeons

Contego recently installed over 400meters of bird spikes to a new build project in London.

The spikes were installed to protect the leading edges from pest birds such as pigeons and sea gulls.

If you are experiencing pest birds using your building as a roosting point and would like to Contego to provide you with advice and guidance please call our head office on 0800 028 7111

Bird Spikes - Pigeons

Contego recently installed bird spikes to store sign to prevent pigeons roosting / fouling.

Access to the working area was via MEWP's. THe ground below MEWP's was sectioned off from members of the public using chaper 8 barriers.




50mm Bird Netting - Canopy - 100M X 30M - Pigeons

Contego were approached by an oil company based in Glasgow to help protect their new premises from pigeons.

The new facility was seen as an ideal roosting point for pigeons. 

The area Approx. 100M X 30M was protected using 50mm pigeon netting. The IPAF trained technicians accessed the area via MEWP's to installed the netting.

A guano clean was completed upon completion of the netting.


If you are experiencing issues with pest birds (pigeons, gulls, starlings) please call our experts on 0800 028 7111 who will be happy to help!






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