No More Birds: The company focused entirely on preventing New Zealand’s avian pests from damaging our buildings - Building NZ
No More Birds: The company focused entirely on preventing New Zealand’s avian pests from damaging our buildings

No More Birds: The company focused entirely on preventing New Zealand’s avian pests from damaging our buildings

Some pest birds have the capacity to cause damage to buildings, machinery, roofs, and more. These problems can be mitigated by ensuring you’ve got the right bird management solutions in place — and No More Birds is fully equipped to supply such solutions.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

There’s a certain problem that affects just about every urban centre across the world, that does millions of dollars of damage to buildings every year, and that, if not controlled, can be a vector for infectious diseases — primarily through faeces.

The issue: pest birds. Although New Zealanders have a world-renowned affection for its famous native bird population, it’s quite a different story when it comes to birds like the Indian myna, some sparrows and starlings — and of course, the infamous feral pigeon.

These birds have the potential to cause damage to buildings, machinery, roofs, and more. Accumulated bird faeces and nesting materials pose a host of problems, and the pests can harbour over 40 types of parasites and host over 60 types of diseases — easily spread by inhalation of faecal dust, food and water contamination.

These problems can be mitigated by ensuring you’ve got the right bird management solutions in place — and No More Birds is fully equipped to supply such solutions.

If left unchecked, pest birds can do thousands of dollars worth of damage.

A suite of bird management solutions

As New Zealand’s only pest management company solely focused on birds, the company’s business is rather niche — but No More Birds managing director Adrian Price says this has worked in their favour, having accumulated years of experience in managing the problems that come with the troublesome avians.

“For this reason, we don’t consider ourselves a pest management company — as far as we see it, we're a bird management company,” says Adrian. “And we've taken it upon ourselves to really professionalise every step and process of what we do.”

Adrian also stresses that it’s far easier, for both clients and installers, to consider bird management solutions at the planning and construction phase of a building. “It’s far easier to install off the bat as opposed to retrofitting,” says Adrian.

So what services does No More Birds offer?

One of the key solutions is bird netting, where the idea is to provide an impenetrable barrier to pest birds, leaving them with no other option but to look for a new home.

Adrian says this kind of product is especially valuable for freight companies, who often deal with high value goods that can’t afford to suffer damage from pest birds.

“Freight companies are increasingly becoming one of our real target markets,” says Adrian. “Where trucks come in to load their goods at facilities, there’s generally a weather canopy above — but a lot of the time this doesn’t stop birds from coming in.

“We install our bird netting in these areas using high quality materials — and it’s virtually invisible when installed correctly.”

The netting itself comes with a 10-year warranty, and the installation also carries a 5-year workmanship warranty.

No More Birds has also developed its own and unique bird deterrent system which makes pest birds fly away for good — and utilises green solar power technology.

The Pulse-Wire Bird Deterrent System is made up of an electrical wire that delivers a small electric shock to the birds, which doesn’t harm them but has enough of an impact to immediately change their behaviour patterns.

The birds then learn that this area is no longer safe for roosting. “It’s extremely discreet, and being solar powered, it’s very energy efficient too,” says Adrian. “And the system can be customised to meet the requirements of any individual building and location.”

The deterrent system uses solar panels to function.

A safe and professional service

But one area where No More Birds is exceptional, in both experience and skill, is marksmanship.

“One of the key tasks we undertake is our marksmanship team, where we have a group of marksmen that cull any pest birds in commercial premises.”

Adrian emphasises that the subject can be a sensitive one, so they take every precaution to take into account the reservations many people may have about it.

“Our marksmen are certified professionals that are equipped to not only get the job done without disruption to clients’ operations, but also have a deep understanding of the emotive nature of the job and how to handle this with understanding and compassion.”

Used only for culling large pest bird populations, this service is a ‘last resort’ solution for those persistent territorial pest birds that keep on returning.

Adrian stresses that the company’s team of marksmen has a primary focus of safety above all else, and the team has a combined 70 years of experience. All of them hold a current NZ firearms licence, have a strict adherence to client OH&S protocols, and hold additional certifications such as Height Safety Certified and NZFGC Safe in Store certification.

They are also AVSEC (Aviation Security) background checked and are covered by extensive public liability insurance.

And all of this experience and professionalism permeates throughout the entirety of the No More Birds business, Adrian says.

“At the heart of our business is our people, and we believe we have the best team of people providing the best bird management services out there.”

Learn more about No More Birds and their bird management solutions.

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