How to Get Rid of Pigeons

Pigeon ControlBirds are commonly considered cute or even majestic.  However, Pigeons are not only a nuisance, but a danger to our health.  Although their droppings can cause an annoyance, that is the least of our concern.  Alike to rodents, Pigeons can carry diseases.  Many often refer to Pigeons as the rats of the sky, but that may be insulting to rats.

What makes Pigeons problematic is not just the overwhelming number of birds, but more importantly their filthy habits.  Pigeons make their nests loosely constructed of twigs and debris.  Over time these nests will become hardened with feces and become breeding sites for parasites that are harmful to humans.  Due to the abundance of birds, the spread of droppings and feces will build up around roosting and sunning spots.  Feces waste can easily build to be over 2-3 inches thick.  To make matters worse, their feces are highly acidic.

When it comes to Pigeons, usually a two step process is necessary.  The first is to trap the birds to reduce the population to a controllable level.  The second is to put up physical deterrents or barriers to prevent nesting or roosting.  In the series of photos above, you will see one way to deter Pigeons.  Steel posts are tactfully placed on the edges of the building and connected by springs and special wiring.  The way this process works effectively is simple.  When Pigeons go to land on the wire, they can not keep their balance and fly off to perch elsewhere.  Often much care in design or customization of deterrents is necessary to be effective and to maintain the esthetics of a property.

If you are experiencing a problem with Pigeons, it is best to call a Pest Control professional.  Call Essential today to get a courtesy inspection or set up a treatment at (520) 886-3029.

“Pigeons.” Pest World. National Pest Management Association, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 25 Aug. 2014.

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