by Pigeon Patrol | Oct 5, 2019 | Bird Deterrent Products, Pigeon Control
A port operator has said it will postpone its plans to shoot pigeons after an outcry over the proposed cull.
Associated British Ports (ABP) had told residents living near the Waterfront, Ipswich, that it would carry out the action on Sunday.
It had raised concerns that the birds around its grain stores were a danger to the food supply chain.
But after a petition, which gathered 3,000 signatures, ABP has now suspended the cull.
Ipswich MP Sandy Martin said he would ask the company to look at alternatives.
The online petition, launched four days ago, called on the Labour MP and Prime Minister to intervene in plans for the cull.
Mr Martin said: “Frightening the pigeons away, making sure they can’t get hold of any grain… those are the sorts of things they might be able to do.
“I am going to have a discussion with Associated British Ports and see if they have tried every possible alternative.”
Animal lover Molly Potter, 21, had helped to set up the petition and was also organising a protest during the proposed cull.
“I have a rescue pigeon and seeing how intelligent he is, it completely broke my heart.,” she said.
“We want to find a more peaceful solution.”
In a statement, ABP said it had decided to “suspend the proposed pigeon cull, whilst we take advice from the appropriate environmental organisations on the latest alternative solutions”.
by Pigeon Patrol | Sep 1, 2019 | 4-S Gel Bird repellent, Animal Deterrent Products, Bird Deterrent Products, Bird Netting, Bird Spike, Bird Spikes, Pigeon Control, Pigeon Droppings, Pigeon Patrol's Services, Pigeon Spikes, Pigeons in the News, UltraSonic Bird Control
The stagnant rooftop swamp on top of a vacant commercial building on Ouellette Avenue continues to fester, attracting wildlife and emitting a wicked stench that has frustrated neighbours who’ve put up with the growing mess for months.
A pond of water pooled on the roof of the empty property at 747-755 Ouellette Ave. long enough for a large patch of reeds and cattails to flourish, providing an attractive destination for the pigeons and seagulls that arrive almost every morning.
Malette says nothing has been done since she highlighted the issue. But help may be on the way, according to Lee Ann Doyle, the city’s chief building official. Inspectors have visited the site several times and issued a final warning to the owner to clean up the property.
“If the work isn’t done, we’ll do it and charge it against the property taxes,” Doyle said.
Building inspectors issued a work order after visiting the site in July. When nothing was done, the city sent out the warning letter on Aug. 11, giving the owner until Sept. 10 to clean up the mess.
Doyle said, if nothing is done, the city will call in contractors on Sept. 11 to do the work.
The building is listed to Entertaining Assests Inc., but company representative Mike Soleski previously told The Windsor Star he hasn’t owned the property for several months. All records on file with the city indicate there has been no change in ownership.
Malette barely goes out onto her 13th floor balcony anymore because of the smell and the mosquitoes.
“I’m not a person to make complaints, but this is just ridiculous,” she said.
Discarded patio chairs, empty pizza boxes and beer cans demonstrate the amount of human traffic on the rooftop as well. The commercial building has been boarded up for years, but at least 10 times, Malette said, she has watched people on the roof, smoking drugs and drinking. They’ve even gone as far as setting small fires.
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