Bollards for Volatiles and Species of Weird Birds

Bollards for Volatiles and Species of Weird Birds

Volatile removal in certain circumstances may prove essential to avoid a number of unpleasant consequences. Indeed, some species of birds can prove to be pests, especially in conurbations. Examples include starlings, which are harmful to both agriculture and humans due to the proliferation of pathogenic fungi in their excrement. As well as pigeons nesting on ledges and spreading fleas and ticks. This is why it is important to adopt appropriate solutions for the removal of birds using qualified professionals.

Types of birds: weed species

Some birds are more pests than others and can sometimes be dangerous to human health. Let’s find out below which species are the most pesky.


The common starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is a bird of the family Sturnidae native to Eurasia, now widespread throughout the world except for South America and Antarctica. This 20 to 23 cm long bird is characterized by a shiny black plumage with white tips, a sharp beak, reddish legs and short tail. It is a bird that does not like to be alone, it gathers in flocks of hundreds of birds and is used to rest at night near trees and reeds, making a lot of noise. The starling is not dangerous in itself, but it can disturb the night’s rest with its cries, moreover its excrements are fertile ground for the proliferation of fungi pathogenic to man.


The pigeons widespread in city squares are derived from the western wild pigeon, Columba livia, and are semi-wild birds. Although meeting them is a pleasant experience, they often cause considerable damage to homes as they nest in numerous structures, especially attics of houses and condominiums. In addition, their excrement is corrosive to monuments and buildings but also dangerous from a health point of view because they carry mites, soft ticks, pathogenic bacteria and other parasites.


The seagulls, Larinae, belong to the order of the Caradriiformes, and even if considered as sea birds, they are spread also on the great lakes and in the hinterland, nowadays even in the urban areas close to the open air dumps, attracted by the food. They live mainly in colonies and eat not only fish but also carrion, rats and human remains, insects and worms.

How to keep birds away

Removing birds, be they pigeons, seagulls or starlings, requires the intervention of specialized companies, which, thanks to many years of experience, adopt a series of ad hoc procedures, making both humans and pets present in the area of intervention safe.

With regard to the disinfestation of pigeons, the places most affected are balconies and attics in urban areas, where they usually nest. The greatest danger is represented by their droppings, which, in addition to irreversibly damaging buildings because they are highly corrosive, can carry diseases and parasites. Starlings, on the other hand, occupy tree-lined areas near buildings and condominiums, while seagulls concentrate in landfills causing some environmental problems. In fact, by feeding on organic waste, they also assimilate toxic substances that can be transported elsewhere through contaminated faeces.

Depending on the type of bird, the pest control company adopts different methods to remove them permanently, divided into two main types: physical and technological methods. After a careful inspection of the infested area by professionals, where the number of nests present, the seriousness of the situation and the location of the birds are taken into account, Disinfestazioni Treviso decides which method of removal to adopt.

Ornithological nets

The fire-retardant polyethylene ornithological nets, resistant to the weather and sunlight but also discreet from an aesthetic point of view, are one of the most effective systems for the removal of pigeons. They can be placed in their nesting places, for example on roofs or in attics, in order to keep them away permanently and prevent birds from stopping on site. The professionals of Disinfestazioni Treviso fix the nets with special anchors using stainless steel cables, transforming them into real protective barriers.

Electric bollard

The electric bollard for birds used by Disinfestazioni Treviso is a system based on electric discharges able to move birds away from the affected areas. These discharges do not injure the birds but simply prevent them from stopping in the protected area, and are perfect on parapets, roofs, beams, cornices and attics.

Ultrasonic bollard

The removal of pigeons with ultrasound uses a special bollard capable of emitting high-frequency sounds, not audible to humans, which move the birds away from the area concerned. This type of device can be used almost everywhere and not only for pigeons but also for starlings, gulls and other types of birds, also because the positioning is simple and adaptable to different contexts.

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