PiCAS UK Ltd
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PiCAS UK Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 05206567
VAT No: 858 1204 26
The Pigeon Control Advisory Service, International Division, is a not-for-profit organisation providing completely free consultancy services to non-commercial clients worldwide.
PiCAS International receives no grants or funding for its work and is funded purely by donations from the public. PiCAS International is resourced solely by acknowledged bird control experts who give their time to the organisation on a pro bono basis.
PiCAS International does not sell any bird control products or services and as a result all advice and services provided by the organisation are completely free from commercial bias of any kind.
PiCAS International has clients in virtually every country in the world providing humane, effective and sustainable bird control systems. PiCAS International will provide advice on the control of any species of wild bird but specialises in the control of pigeons.
PiCAS International will never recommend a bird control system that involves any form of lethal control or harm to the target species. PiCAS Internationalís control systems are holistic and designed to deal with the source of the problem as well as the problem itself.
PiCAS Internationalís control systems are designed with the user in mind and will provide every client with a cost-effective and user-friendly system that can be provided without the need to instruct a pest control company. PiCAS-approved control systems cost significantly less than an equivalent commercially designed system provided by a pest control contractor with a vested commercial interest in selling a product or service.
PiCAS International provides its client base with a range of services, many of which are outlined on the Services page of this website, but due to its non-commercial status cannot provide the full range of in-depth services offered by PiCAS UK.
PiCAS International will always try to offer its client base a free on-site assessment of their problem, provided on an expenses-only basis, but due to lack of resources it may not always be possible to offer this service.
PiCAS International has numerous commercial clients worldwide to whom a free service will always be provided if the resource is available, but PiCAS International will always prioritise its services to non-commercial clients. PiCAS UK will provide commercial services to international clients should the need arise.
PiCAS Internationals stated goal is to change the way that birds are controlled worldwide and bring to an end the commercially motivated use of lethal controls. Tens of millions of birds are killed worldwide every year based on advice provided by the pest control industry and yet problems associated with wild birds increase year on year.
Killing birds as a method of control is inhumane, ineffective and simply acts to further entrench bird-related problems. The only beneficiaries of conventional pest control practices are those that sell them, never the client.
PiCAS International can be contacted by email or Skype:
PiCAS UK will provide advice on the control of any bird species. Advice is most commonly sought for problems relating to the following:
Pigeon or Rock Dove: Pigeons are never more at home than when roosting and breeding on buildings in urban areas and as a result they are the most commonly controlled species of bird on the planet. Conventional pest control
options such as lethal control
has simply acted to increase pigeon numbers, not reduce them. The PiCAS Group has specialised in pigeon control for decades, researching and designing effective and sustainable pigeon control systems and as a result is now considered to be the foremost authority on the subject worldwide. PiCAS UK will provide advice on the protection of individual buildings and sites through to the provision of area-wide pigeon control systems for local authorities.
Gulls: Gulls have historically caused problems for property owners in towns and cities close to coastal areas but now many species of gull, including herring gulls, black headed gulls and black backed gulls are becoming common in many inland urban areas. These species are commonly known as roof-nesting gulls. Effective gull management systems are complex and to be effective they must be holistic and deal with the source of the problem as well as the problem itself. PiCAS UK will advise on all aspects of humane but effective gull control.
Ducks and Geese: Ducks and geese are a growing problem throughout the UK in villages, towns and even city parks with deliberate and persistent feeding of the birds being the root cause of the problem. Duck control and goose control is never straightforward and can be a highly public and emotive issue. PiCAS UK has extensive experience of providing humane but effective duck and goose management systems for councils, property owners and site managers throughout the UK.
Canada Geese: This species is starting to cause major problems for property owners and site managers throughout the UK. As with most waterfowl controls, Canada goose control systems are complex and must be holistic. PiCAS UK has extensive experience of controlling Canada goose populations, whether they be static or migratory, and will tailor a Canada goose control programme to the specific needs of the client.
Starlings and Sparrows: Although starlings were a common problem in town and city centres throughout the UK during the 1960ís and 1970ís, fewer problems are now being reported. However, where starlings do roost in large numbers problems can be extreme and PiCAS UK will provide any property owner with a tailor-made starling control system.
Sparrow populations are in rapid decline and as a result fewer sparrow-related problems are being reported. Sparrows do sometimes cause problems in food production plants and food preparation facilities however. Sparrow control is rarely simple or straightforward due to the fact that these small birds can easily access roof voids or internal areas due to their size. PiCAS UK will provide advice on humane but effective sparrow control.
Wood Pigeons and Collared Doves: These species are more complex to control and are more commonly associated with rural areas. Both species are now becoming more common in urban areas where they can cause problems for residential property owners. Control options for these species are limited but PiCAS UK will offer advice where both wood pigeon control and collared dove control is concerned.
Rook, Magpie, Jackdaw and Hooded Crow (Corvids): These species commonly cause problems in both urban and rural areas and can be complex to control. Rook control and Crow control options are usually limited to rural areas where they are perceived to cause crop damage and predate on livestock in the case of crows, but nuisance is exaggerated. Rooks often breed in rookeries and can cause significant disturbance as a result of noise. Magpie control is more commonly sought in urban areas due to their growing presence in domestic gardens as a result of persecution in rural areas. Jackdaws rarely cause problems other than nesting in chimney pots and therefore jackdaw control is extremely straightforward. All members of the corvid family can be controlled effectively using non-lethal and holistic controls.