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#1 wrighty

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:16 PM

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Does anyone have experience of Robins in their facility, we have at least 2, pest control contractor can't do anything as they are protected, has suggested playing the Robin mating call or contacting Natural England, and to top it all we have our BRC audit next week for which we are bound to get a non-conformance.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

 


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#2 BrummyJim

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:21 PM

Hawks, or pictures of them?


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:24 PM

Would that work?

Seriously??


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:26 PM

I understand that the pictures can be quite effective. Also plastic models perched in obvious places. Ask your local hawking pest control company.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:47 PM

This one seems to be quite effective.

http://www.scarem.co.uk/


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

Put some bird seed on the glue mouse traps and they will land on them then try to fly.  They will be able to fly, but will be stuck hovering at a lower level where you can easily catch them.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

Check this out.

https://www.tc.gc.ca...l-menu-5319.htm

 

We were dealing with birds in general not specifically Robins.

We are using the light method, with orange color lights. The lights are on 24/7 and have a reflective ornaments (hard plastic with reflective tape) hanging in front, it makes a strobe effect.

So far it is working.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

We once had a swallow in a building.  Basically, we darkened the building and opened one door. This is only good during the day, as they would expect it to be dark at night.

 

Birds do not like a dark place, and usually will fly to the light to get out.  This worked for me in the past in another building when a starling got in.

 

The higher the exit the better.  If you have a rollup door that is very tall, that is good as birds try to stay high.

 

Good luck.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:53 PM

Net them or shoot them with a sling shot, generally shooting birds in a food production facility is a no no - blood and all that spraying over everything.  I was doing a GMP audit at a bakery years ago when the Maintenance Engineer shared with me that he shot birds with a gun -- that was a show stopper!!!


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:12 AM

This is all dependant on the nature of your facility - Robins are typically curious and will advantageously wander into buildings out of inquisition or to access available food - they typically will not wish to remain there or nest indoors of course there are always exceptions to the rule. I would recommend Mwidra's advice with helping them to exit the building turn off all internal lights and open an external door - they will fly out toward this instinctively. If these methods do not work do not shoot the bird or use glue traps as suggested above!! This is not legal, you may with help form your pest contractor have to apply to Natural England for a license to trap or net them for removal - again this is not legal without holding the license and these are subject to very specific trapping and/or netting method.

 

Suggest you work on your proofing methods to address how they are getting in and start blocking these up. Door control is also paramount leaving roller shutters open for extended periods just creates easy opportunity for access. Also consider your externals as to what may be attracting them to the area - can you address anything there such as food/ waste spillages - access to bins, harbourage areas such as shrubbery or trees that can legitimately be removed...


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:15 AM

Thanks to all for your comments, I have been in contact with Natural England, they have given me a licence to remove the Robins, the bird man is due on site this afternoon, hopefully removal will shortly follow


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