The #1 Urban/Rural Nuisance Bird: Pigeons
Pigeons were originally introduced during French times, from Europe, as a domestic bird. Many escaped and formed feral populations, soon becoming the most common urban nuisance bird. Pigeons inhabit any area that offers them shelter. For example: ornate architectural features of buildings, lofts, church steeples, attics, and any place with openings that permit roosting, loafing, and nesting. Pigeon nests consist of twigs, sticks, or grass clumped together to form a platform. Pigeons look for three things when establishing a nesting site; food, water and shelter. If you eliminate these things, the flock will relocate to a more suitable environment, thereby eliminating the endemic nuisance population of pigeons.
Removing pigeons is a good idea for many reasons. Pigeon droppings deface and accelerate the deterioration of buildings and increase the cost of maintenance. They are known to carry or transmit: Pigeon Ornithosis, Encephalitis, Newcastle disease, Cryptococcosis, West Nile Virus , Toxoplasmosis, Salmonella, E-coli and several other diseases to humans. Also, with the right conditions, pigeon droppings can harbor airborne spores of the causal agent of Histoplasmosis, a systemic fungus disease that can infect humans.
To Companion animals: canine or feline parvovirus, feline leukemia, distemper.
To Horses: strangles, equine contagious abortion, equine influenza (The cough)
To Poultry: Avian Plague(the most recent plague threatening the whole world because no appropriate vaccine can yet be manufactured as the virus keeps modifying when being transmitted from human to human)
We carry many products to help in the humane and safe removal of Pigeons. Just contact us to find out more about the many methods of treatment and the most appropriate for your budget.
Methods of Treatment:
- Polyethylene Bird Netting (Exclusion purposes only)
- Stainless Steel Spikes, Bird Umbrella, Whirley Bird (prevent landing or roosting)
- Tension Wire System, Shock Strip, Bird Slope (prevent landing, roosting)
- Trapping, Shooting
- Bird proof Gel Repellent
- Sonic/Ultrasonic Device (Outdoor,indoor,semi-enclosed)
- Laser Gun (frightening device)
- Visual Scare Devices (frightening devices)
- Baiting (Eradication method)