Bird proofing your produce

Your vegetable patch or allotment is potentially a 5* restaurant to the neighbourhood bird population. From seed to harvest time, they appreciate a great opportunity when they happen upon it. When one or two birds enjoy tasty fayre, they tell their friends and soon after your hard work and pride and joy produce could be decimated as frustration and health and safety risks elevate.

Bird control companies have a range of sophisticated, practical, cost effective and efficient bird proofing measures at their disposal. Fight back; take advantage of bird control services so unwelcome guests can’t dine from your patch and foul on it to cause risks to human health.

Don’t worry. The birds don’t get hurt, just discouraged.

The current Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 under General Licence states that pest birds can be dealt with, depending on the species and time of year, when one or more of these reasons applies:

  • To preserve public health and /or safety.
  • To preserve air safety.
  • To prevent serious damage or spread of disease.
  • To conserve wild birds.

What are your options?

The first step is to accept that DIY bird control efforts can be time and resource consuming and yield negligible results. Call professional and experienced quick response experts like the team at Apex Environmental Services so that they can carry out a survey, recommend bird proofing products and arrange installation. It’s as easy as that; and you didn’t compromise your health and safety. Perfect.

Their team covers Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Avon, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Anti-bird netting and anti-bird mesh systems

In many cases anti-bird netting is an ideal solution because it can cope with small to impressive sized bird infestations.

Bird control services professionals recommend this as a humane approach to halt the progress of birds into open areas. The netting provides a shield which encourages the birds away from your crops.

Anti-bird netting is often comprised of a perimeter framework cable which is fastened in place using fixings at regular intervals. The cables are made taut when the net has been secured to the perimeter.

Anti-bird netting comes in different gauges. For example, Apex Environmental Services uses 19mm, 50mm and 75mm gauge dependent on the species of bird being tackled. Product colours vary but black, stone and translucent netting are perceived as the standards.

Anti-bird mesh systems are strong and self-supporting. They are suitable for any severity of bird infestation and provide an effective solution in areas which require humane bird proofing but are considered at risk from vandalism or damage which means anti-bird netting is not a viable option.

Anti-bird mesh systems can be clamped for simple removal or securely fastened in position. This method repels birds and human pests, even if your plot is larger, overlooked, reachable or accessible from busy paths or roads.

A range of colours is available, and the materials are rust proof for aesthetic and functional appeal.

Please contact a professional bird control company today to discuss your produce bird proofing options. You’ll be delighted with the results.

Your New Custom-Built Home

Many people are in the market for a new home, but after shopping in every new subdivision, they haven’t found a home the fits their tastes. Maybe the homes layout is wrong. It has two floors when the family would prefer everything be on one floor. Perhaps the lot is too small, when a pool and an area to play football is desired. In situations like this, where you simply can’t find what you are looking for, it’s time to consider a custom home builder Blacksburg VA. With a custom home, you can find the perfect lot and then build the perfect home, so that you get exactly what you want.

The Benefit of Building a Custom Home

The most obvious benefit is that you get the home size and layout you want. You also can select the grade of finishes you desire for your home. Some home owners will cut back on costs by lowering the quality of carpeting or wood flooring or eliminate the placement of molding in a room. With a custom home, you have the option of maintaining a quality level that suits your tastes.

Choose Your Home’s Details

There are so many factors to consider when building a home. It’s size, the direction of the windows and doors. If you live in a very hot climate, you may prefer large windows facing north so that you can get the early cooler sun’s rays, while if you live in a colder climate, you might enjoy the sun more if it streamed through your windows from mid-day into the early evening. You can choose the orientation of your home when it is custom built. The sun’s rays may also dictate how large your windows will be as this may help control the costs of heating and cooling in your home. Again, these factors can be discussed with the architect that’s custom building your home.

Determine How You Want to Heat and Cool Your Home

As a custom home builder, you will have more control over the efficient use of energy by home. Skylights, windows, insulation, roofing, exterior building materials in addition to your HVAC all affect your heating and cooling bills. Have a discussion before you start building to determine ways that would make your home a more efficient user of energy. You may simply need a top of the line HVAC system, if you do factor in the costs into the total cost of your custom home.

Construction Timeline for Building a Custom Home

Buying Land-depends on market
• Analyzing Site – 2 to 4 weeks
• Designing the Home – 4 to 8 weeks
• Processing Paperwork – 2 to 3 weeks
• Loan Application – 8 to 12 weeks
• Building Permit – 1 to 2 weeks
• Order and get Supplies Delivered – 8 to 12 weeks
• Site Work – 2 to 4 weeks
• Foundation & Sub-floor – 3 to 4 weeks
• Remaining Construction (initial electrical and plumbing, exterior framing, roof/siding, interior framing, rough-in plumbing and electrical, heating and cooling, drywall and insulation and window install – 14 to 27 weeks
• Finishing: interior paint, install cabinets and countertops, finish flooring, interior doors and trim, install appliances, finish plumbing – 13 to 22 weeks

When your custom home is finished, you will have decades to enjoy it with your family. It will be exactly what you want and need, fulfilling your dreams. When the landscaping is complete, you’ll be able to take a deep breath and truly enjoy ‘HOME’.