Parakeets Pest Control
Predator Pest Solutions are specialists in parakeet management. If you would like a free no obligation quote, please call us on 0800 112 3480 or fill in the form on the right.
Information on Parakeets
Parakeets are a relatively new pest species to the UK, being added to the pest list in 2010 by Natural England. There are two species of parakeets present in the UK, these are:
- Ring-neck parakeets (Psittacula krameri) – Ring-neck parakeets are large, long tailed birds with bright green plumage, a pink beak and a distinguishing black ring around their neck and face.
- Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) – Monk parakeets are often mistaken for ring-neck parakeets as they are similar in size with a similar green plumage, however, they can be identified by their yellowish chest and patch on the crown of their head.
Parakeets are a non-native invasive species within the UK, often out competing the native birds which has led to an exponential growth in their population across London and the south east. Both parakeet species can be found in large flocks holding often hundreds of birds and can be a noise nuisance due to their very distinctive calls. The ring-neck parakeets are tropical birds which are believed to originate from Africa and the Himalayas, there is a lot of speculation of how these parakeets came to be released into the wild. Monk parakeets originated from South America and are also believed to have been bred in captivity before being released into the UK.
Parakeet Environmental Impact & Risks
Both species of parakeets are known to be able to out compete the UK native bird species, for resources such as shelter, food and breeding sites. Non-native species can have a detrimental effect on both the native flora and fauna, therefore all non-native species are added to the pest list, to protect the flora and fauna native to the UK. Parakeets can wreak havoc in both urban and rural environments, due to the large numbers contained in flocks, they could decimate local park flora and woodland, as well as, agricultural arable land. These birds can also nest in the fabric of buildings, causing significant damage to properties. The management of both species of parakeets is designed to regulate the populations of the parakeets in the UK, whilst reducing the damage they cause and controlling the future spread of the species across of the UK.
Parakeet Pest Control & Management
Our parakeet management team specialise in the management of parakeets in both urban and rural areas, controlling the overall population of the birds in the area whilst also, controlling the damage and further spread of the birds in the UK. The management team has a wealth of knowledge and experience with parakeets and can offer a multitude of management techniques to suit the situation of the job. Ethical and sustainable management of the parakeets is key to promote a healthy population in the UK, whilst also minimising damage to property, land and our native flora and fauna.
If you have a parakeet management issue:
- Try to log any damage to property.
- Highlight roosting locations and sighting times.
- Log any activity in feed stores – Where possible ensure all food items are stored securely.
- Ensure all areas requiring inspection are easily accessible.
- Call Predator Pest Solutions.
On arrival, our technician will:
- Establish the location and estimate size of the parakeet management issue.
- Determine the most appropriate method for access and treatment.
- Brief the customer on their findings and recommended next steps.
- Ensure the safety of others.
- Wear their protective equipment and commence with the treatment.
- Determine the correct and optimum locations for any traps and deploy these with minimum impact to the customer.
- If required, implement a regular monitoring regime and maintain a site plan of the bait or trap locations.
- Make arrangements to complete any requested proofing of the property.
- Ensure the area is left safe and provide a written report.