Tips for Solving Your Pigeon Problem
October 2, 2014
Pigeons can be a major pain. Not only are the birds themselves a nuisance but their droppings are a health hazard. Read on to discover easy tips for pigeon control.
- Install deterrents. There are several options available depending on your needs and budget. Bird wire made of spring tension wire sets will keep birds from landing. However, it can be somewhat unsightly. Stealth netting is a less obtrusive option that prevents birds from nesting. The Solar Shock system is the most advanced option which has the benefits of being nearly invisible while keeping birds away.
- Don’t feed them. People love to feed pigeons but doing so only draws more and more pigeons. If you’ve been feeding the pigeons, slowly reduce the amount of food you put out. The amount of birds will slowly diminish as well. Of course, you may be feeding the birds without realizing it. Make sure any crumbs or leftover food items are cleaned up immediately. If you feed other types of birds, make sure the food is in the feeder only and not spread out on the ground.
- Use pigeon birth control. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recommends using birth control specially designed for pigeons. It comes in kibble form and causes the pigeons to lay eggs that fail to develop. This will effectively limit flock sizes in a humane fashion.
- Call in a professional. If you don’t have the time or patience to deal with pigeon control yourself, you can always call in a professional pigeon removal service. Not only will they remove the birds but a professional can also clean up the affected areas. A professional can also suggest the best methods of preventing future problems and install the necessary deterrents.
Use these tips and your pigeon problem will soon be a thing of the past.