Contego (Latin): to Protect; to Shield; to Defend

York Art Gallery Case Study

Fire Gel at York

York Art Gallery


York Art Gallery




Like many city-centre buildings, the gallery was very attractive to pigeons who regularly "painted" the roof and walls with their droppings. The building itself dates from 1879, and is a Grade 2 listed building, so we needed to pigeon-proof the roof and ledges, without causing any change to the building's appearance.


Contego recently installed ‘fire gel’ anti pigeon system to York Art Gallery, part of the £8 million refurbishment project that has recently been completed. We are pleased to have played a part in protecting this magnificent building for future generations.

Contego Service & Product


Here at Contego we believe in complete transparency. Letting you, the customer, know completely what pest activity you have, the cause and our recommended response.

First-time fix is our core aim. We understand you don’t want to see us as, just as you don’t want to see pests. That’s why we respond to problems with the intent of solving them there and then.

We are experts at what we do! One of the leading innovators in the pest control sector and through our risk focused response, we handle pest problems the fastest and safest.



Our technicians are trained to the highest service and safety standards, so you can always expect the job to be done well, and to be done safely. We will always advise you on the best course of action for your site, and we can deal with any type of pest & bird control issue.
Need Help Now?

CALL TODAY to arrange a free site consultation 0800 028 7111.