Preventing pigeons from nesting on your property and in your neighborhood is more than a short term solution. Implementing long term pigeon pest control techniques by working with one of our pest control technicians will ensure that your home or business remains pigeon-free for the foreseeable future and will continue to deter pigeons from roosting for years to come.
In this blog, we describe the various ways that you can work with your pigeon pest control technician to create a strategy that will stop birds from returning. Below are some preventative solutions and actions to take after the pigeon pest control work has been finished, that will deter birds from roosting again.
Whether you’re considering employing a specialist pigeon pest control technician, or if you’ve recently hired professional experts to remove birds from your property, the tips in this blog will equip you with techniques to deter pest pigeons from moving in after the work is complete.
Pigeons will nest in groups where they can find adequate food and nutrition, so removing any sources of food is a crucial step in stopping flocks of pigeons roosting.
Pigeons are not fussy eaters and will tend to eat much of the contents of the food waste that we throw away, as well as nuts and seeds if these are left outside for other garden birds.
- Check trash cans, and recycling cartons are kept firmly closed or weighted down so that pigeons cannot access them.
- Don’t leave pet food outdoors, such as dog food or treats.
- Clear away any pet waste as pigeons will feed on this too!
- Clear up any bird feed on the floor and use sealed bird feeders that can be used only by smaller garden birds.
The same applies to water. As pigeons don’t get much moisture from any of the foods that they eat, they look for large, open sources of water that they can drink from.
- Ensure any outdoor containers of water are empty, if possible.
- Make sure that water tanks, taps or ponds are covered with netting or with a plastic cover, to prevent pigeons from getting in.
Shelter is one of the primary needs that pigeons will search for, particularly in Nevada due to the sunny weather and high temperatures. Solar panels, shady trees and small alcoves in roofs make an inviting spot for pigeons to seek cover from the hot sun.
- To deter pigeons from roosting under your solar panels netting or plastic barriers can be affixed to block off the sides and stop birds from getting underneath.
- Bird netting can also be used to block off other small alcoves such as pipes, beams or gaps in roofing, and is a humane way to stop pigeons from nesting.
- Birds will be more likely to land on flat surfaces. If it’s possible, changing any of these surfaces to above a 45-degree angle will ensure that pigeons cannot land on them.
Due to pigeons high-frequency hearing, the sounds that they can hear are much higher than a human’s (incredibly, they can hear noises down to a tiny 0.02hz). A piece of equipment that uses these high-frequency sounds to deter pigeons is an ultrasonic bird repeller, which emits a very high, ultrasonic sound, only detectable by birds and some animals.
- The benefit of this is that pigeons are unlikely to come anywhere near a building that has this noise emitter installed, however, if you have pets they will also be able to hear high-frequency sounds from this device, and it can scare cats or dogs too!
- It can also stop other birds and animals from coming near to your property.
- The average device can cover up to a few hundred square feet, so it’s best to
- check the exact area it will cover, to ensure you won’t scare any nearby pets.
Pigeon Pest Control Solutions by United States Pigeon Control
Are you looking for a pigeon pest solution? We can help you to solve any pigeon pest control issues, whether big or small and before it becomes a bigger problem around your home, neighborhood or workplace. Simply give our friendly team a call at 1 (866) 674-7779, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the form here.