However, we appreciate that in some circumstances people can have problems, and to help, we have accumulated information on deterrents that people tell us they have tried with some success.
Scarers and deterrents
Feral pigeon deterrents
There are simple steps that you can take to help deter feral pigeons from visiting your garden.
Herons and garden fish ponds
Herons and garden ponds. If you have fish, this may be a combination you're hoping to avoid.
Until the mid-19th century, magpies were common in Britain and popular with farmers because they ate harmful insects.
Many people enjoy being able to add the sparrowhawk to their list of garden visitors, but others are not so sure.
Organic pest control
How are we doing?
We've been making changes and we'd love to know what you think.