MONDOVI, Wis. (WEAU) — It looks like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie “The Birds,” pigeons flying from building to building in downtown Mondovi.
“I look up and the pigeons are kind of swooping around and I have to dodge in the door really quick because they’re really creepy,” said Heidi Michels of Mondovi.
People aren’t taking issue with pigeons’ creepiness, but rather what they are leaving behind.
Tuesday night, the Mondovi City Council will meet to talk about some options to get rid of the birds.
“The droppings were getting dragged into my business on my carpet and it’s just a mess and it’s really gross,” said Lorie Larson.
Larson has owned Petal Pusher Floral and Gifts for five years.
“I would have to clean my sidewalks at least twice a week with bleach water because the pigeon droppings were so bad,” Larson said.
“They like to roost and sit at the very top,” Brian Evans explained, talking about the top of his building.
“We had a lot of issues with droppings and being on the sidewalk and having to scrape them up,” Evans said.
This isn’t the first time the city has had an issue with pigeons.
“We tried Owl decoys, we had some stuff you painted on the sills (window sills) downtown. It was supposed to give them discomfort in their feet,” said City Administrator Dan Lauersdorf.
Lauersdorf explained the city is also dealing with a geese dropping issue.
“They’re dropping their droppings all over the park; I don’t know how you get them out of there,” Lauersdorf said.
No decisions will made at Tuesday night’s meeting, but Lauersdorf says cost will be a factor in the option the city chooses.
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