BIRDS - PIGEONS
Pigeons like to roost in, on and around buildings and trees within urban areas, where they produce large quantities of droppings. Gutters and drain pipe can become blocked with nesting material and droppings, and the smell and noise can become overpowering.
These droppings contain acid which causes damage to buildings and carry diseases such as listeriosis and salmonella. The droppings can also cause slippery pavements, causing a danger to the public.
Pigeons themselves carry salmonella, psittacosis, fleas, ticks and mites.
There are various methods to both control and prevent pigeons. Netting and spiking of buildings are most common strategies, but there are many more weapons in the pest control armoury and there are new, less obtrusive methods coming on to the market all of the time.
To control the population, there are generally two methods:
- Live Trapping
But there are many hazards and potential complications with both of these methods.
If you have a pigeon problem, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.