Pigeons are often referred to as ‘rats with wings’ and like rats they have adapted well to live side by side with humans in our environment. Vast amounts of buildings and structures provide the perfect perch for pigeons to rest and our food waste and crops provide a healthy supply of food as they will eat anything they can find. Our lifestyle has eliminated any potential predators or competitors so pigeons have been allowed to thrive.
Before you try and deal with a pigeon problem on your own it is important to remember that they are not just your average pest! It requires a level of skill, expertise and a bit of imagination. A control method that works in one instance will not necessarily work in another. This is why it often requires several strategies used in unison. Whether you want to give it a go yourself or just see what options there are you will find all the pigeon control methods you need to know below.
Live Pigeon Traps – This is a highly recommended control method. Bob traps work well in most cases. Use a bait, wheat or corn will do, the birds will enter the trap through a one-way door so once inside they can’t get back out. Leave a few pigeons inside the trap as this will encourage more of these social birds into the trap. Only try this method if you are willing to kill the birds once they are caught because releasing them will not solve the problem. Call a professional pest control company if you are unsure.
Exclusion – Exclusion also known as pigeon proofing involves modifying your property to make it inaccessible to pigeons, no place to land means no pigeons! Pigeon spikes, bird slopes, bird netting, bird wires, electrified tracks and wiring can all be effective at deterring pigeons. It requires a level of skill to install thee product so it’s important to remember this before you run off to the shops and buy one of these proofing methods. Pigeon proofing can be expensive but it is also very effective and the short-term cost can save you a lot of money in the long run so it is important that they are installed properly.
Pigeon Repellents – This is a control method that makes a pigeons roosting area inhospitable without causing any harm to the bird. They are often in gel or liquid form, usually, soft, sticky or hot. It irritates the birds when they land making them fly off and find somewhere else. This is a good quick fix; these products are cheap and easy to use. However, the downside is it is only a temporary fix and can be a mess job.
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