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hertford resident
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pest control

Post by hertford resident » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 10:03 am


I have a number of magpies that have taken up residence in some trees overhanging my garden that make a lot of noise in the morning, can anyone recommend anyone to remove magpies from an area / how much this service would cost? If not does anyone hire out Larsen traps?
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Re: pest control

Post by Louis M » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 2:46 pm

I believe that it is illegal under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 to remove the nests and/or trap/kill them. I remember this from my old job as a tree surgeon.
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Re: pest control

Post by Joby » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 2:57 pm

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Darcy Sarto
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Re: pest control

Post by Darcy Sarto » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 1:26 pm

Yes the Wildlife and Countryside Act pretty much covers all creatures that aren't actually a pest (or not indigenous). :(

Trap (and release) is acceptable but as a method of controlling nuisance has limited effect as they just come back.

How would your neghbours feel about a bird scarer? (loud bang at a set period)?
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