Knowledge is your first defense against a pigeon invasion. Learn about pigeons, their behaviors and how U.S. Pigeon Control can help you eliminate the problem of pigeon flocks on your property.
When are pigeons a problem?
Pigeons are persistent birds and can take over areas, covering them with their waste and destroying entire areas of landscaping, buildings, vehicles, sidewalks, benches…ect. When pigeons move in – everything else moves out…which could include your customers!
Why do pigeons like my building?
Pigeons have 3 basic needs: Food, Water and Shelter. If you have any, or even better…all 3 of these things then your building is a prime place for pigeons to gather. Pigeons like high, shady areas – especially ledges where they are safe from predators (like cats, larger birds, and people). Pigeons build nests out of highly flammable materials like twigs, leaves, and dried paper then cover them in droppings. They love to create their nests in gutter systems, which can clog water from draining properly. Other popular nesting areas include in parking garages, eves of homes, and more shaded areas. Roosting on homes and rooftops gives the birds a good view of nearby feeding areas.
Why should I get rid of pigeons?
There are 3 main reasons that you should remove pigeons from your property.
The first is the health risks that the pose to your visitors. Pigeons carry diseases, mites, and other filth that can be transmitted to humans or pets. Pigeons have been known to spread diseases like Salmonella, Histoplasmosis and West Nile Virus. You don’t want pigeon poop anywhere near you, your family or your customers.
The second reason you should get rid of pigeons is that they can reproduce very quickly and can turn into a HUGE flock very quickly. A single pigeon pair can raise 4-5 batches of eggs each year. They are also very social birds and will welcome new birds to their flock. These large flocks can cause noise concerns as well as a lot of droppings to clean up.
Which brings us to the 3rd reason to get rid of pigeons – Their droppings. Pigeon excretion can deface and even damage building, sidewalks and statues. Even painted surfaces are not safe including car paint which can be stained and etched by pigeon droppings. The droppings also have a distinct odor that can deter customers from your business.
When is the best time to get rid of pigeons?
The answer to this question is simple – ASAP! Don’t wait! As soon as they arrive is a perfect time to start treatments. Pigeons are creatures of habit and the longer they are in a territory, the more determined and possessive they become. They also reproduce very quickly, as mentioned above, which gives you a small window to deter them from your property before they start reproducing. Call U.S. Pigeon Control as soon as you start seeing pigeons on your property.
How do I know if the birds I see are pigeons?
Pigeons are medium size birds that vary in color, but are usually white or grey with salmon colored legs and feet. They have a smooth appearance and a round body, narrow neck and small head. They are also commonly identified by their call, which sounds like a long “coooo”. Pigeons feed on the ground and are usually spotted in groups or flocks.
Who is responsible for a pigeon problem?
You, as the property owner, are responsible for controlling a pigeon problem…but that doesn’t mean you have to face it alone. Call U.S. Pigeon Control today and we can help you get rid of pigeons and keep them away!
What does U.S Pigeon Control do to get rid of my pigeon problem?
The U.S. Pigeon Control strategy is simple; we help you identify environmental issues, establish and enforce NO FEED policies, and control food and water sources. Our pigeon specialists will also work to remove the birds that are already on the premises using a variety of proven techniques. The next step is to help with clean up and decontamination of the area. During the clean up phase U.S. Pigeon Control will remove all loose droppings and nesting materials, pressure wash all affected areas, and conduct a full PheroClean treatment. The final step is performing preventative maintenance which includes enforcement of policies, regular clean-up, monitoring activity and issuing compliance certifications. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 866-674-7779 to schedule an inspection and get a customized treatment plan.