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Pigeon Control Advisory Service
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Hampshire
PO12 4SY



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Further Reading


Books on dovecotes which are a must for anyone who is thinking of providing a dovecote or who has an interest in the rock dove.

The following publications are extremely useful and informative where an understanding of pigeons and how they have been housed and domesticated over the centuries is concerned. Dr Jean Hansell and her late husband, Peter Hansell, both leading experts in the field, have written a number of books on dovecotes which are a must for anyone who is thinking of providing a dovecote or who has an interest in the rock dove.



The Pigeon In The Wider World
by Jean Hansell

Millstream Books
18 The Tyning
Bath
BA2 6AL


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Dovecotes by Peter and Jean Hansell

Shire publications
Cromwell House
Church Street
Princes Risborough
HP27 9AA
United Kingdom

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Doves and Dovecotes by Peter and Jean Hansell

Millstream Books
18 The Tyning
Bath BA2 6AL
United Kingdom

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A Dovecote Heritage by Peter and Jean Hansell

Millstream Books
18 The Tyning
Bath BA2 6AL
United Kingdom

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The Pigeon in History by Jean Hansell

Millstream Books
18 The Tyning
Bath BA2 6AL
United Kingdom

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Images of the Dove by Jean Hansell

Millstream Books
18 The Tyning
Bath BA2 6AL
United Kingdom

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Virtual Consultancy Service Brings Pigeon Control into the 21st Century - 28th July 2008

Experts Call for Action to Deter Roof-Nesting Gulls - 28th July 2008

U-Turn Council Dubbed 'The Worst in Britain' By Experts - 12th June 2008

Scottish Government Leads the Way with New Gull Control Legislation 3rd June 2008

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Pigeon Experts Condemn Extreme Cruelty in Leamington Spa

Pigeon Experts Condemn the Use of ‘Pigeon Pill’

Bath Council Wastes Public Money on Inhumane Bird Control Programme

Praise for Surrey Heath Council over Pigeon Control Programme


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The PiCAS Group 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 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 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 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 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 worldwide 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 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 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 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.


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