Actually a member of the dove family, pigeons are a common sight in urban areas. Their waste is destructive and corrosive to buildings and structures. Pigeons are fond of wreaking havoc wherever they may land, which is often on rooftops of city buildings. Business owners, in particular, have an issue with pigeons and their habits. If you are facing pigeon issues, please call our Kansas City office today!
Getting Rid of Pigeons
Dependent as they are on humans, pigeons orient themselves near areas of consistent activity; this is why they are so prevalent in cities. They commonly nest in ornamental lawn trees, barns, attics and on roofs of residential homes. Since their preferred food sources include grains, seeds, garbage, livestock manure, insects and nearly anything people will feed them. Pigeons are also commonly found on farms, in places of business and storage facilities like feed mills and grain elevators.
Common Pigeon Complaints
- Pigeons are filthy birds, and their droppings are excessive wherever infestations are present and stain building facades, park benches, statues, and cars.
- Pigeon droppings accelerate the deterioration of building materials and are unpleasant to look at.
- Their excrement contains pathogens of numerous diseases, including ornithosis, encephalitis, toxoplasmosis, and food poisoning.
- The birds can also harbor fleas, lice, mites, and ticks in their feathers and consume and contaminate stores of food meant for human and livestock consumption.
Pigeon Control & Safety
Since pigeons are drawn to sites where food is abundant, pigeon control must center on eliminating food sources. To keep pigeons out of parks, feeding should be strictly regulated. To keep these birds out of residential yards, property owners should seal trash bin tops, remove collections of debris and trim trees and shrubs. Additionally, a number of products exist to keep pigeons from nesting on structures. Mesh netting and bird spikes, for example, can both be utilized successfully to stop the birds from nesting on roofs, in barns, steeples and on building ledges.
Trapping and Removal
As pigeons spread a number of diseases, individuals are safer not approaching them. In areas where pigeon infestations threaten the general public's health and well-being, pest control professionals should be called in to handle the problem. The trained technicians at Critter Control have the tools and knowledge of pigeon behavior to effectively and safely remove the birds.
We can help you get rid of pigeon problems! Call our Kansas City office today: (913) 962-9200.Request a Quote