Pigeon Pest Control FAQs: Tips and Solutions

What kind of damage can pigeons cause to my property?

Pigeons can cause a variety of damage to your property, including property defacement, health hazards, and property damage, noise pollution, and fire hazards. Their droppings can deface buildings, statues, and other structures, and can carry diseases and parasites that can be harmful to humans. Pigeons can also cause damage to roofs, gutters, and other structures by building nests, blocking drains, and clogging vents. Additionally, they can be noisy and disruptive, especially during breeding season, and can create fire hazards by building nests near electrical equipment or lighting fixtures. To avoid potential damage and health hazards, it’s important to address pigeon infestations promptly.

How long does a pigeon pest control job take?

There are two kinds of pigeons that can cause problems on your roof. They are either nest makers, or loafers of which just come and visit each other frequently.The duration of a bird pest control job can vary depending on the severity of the infestation and the methods used for control. For example, installing bird sliders, bird netting, or toxic dormer feeders that disperse the group can typically be completed within a day. Pigeons attempt to return to the place they were born, so you may need follow-up services. In some cases trapping the pigeons may need follow-up visits until they no longer return. This will ensure the infestation is fully eradicated. The timeline for a bird pest control job should be discussed with your pest control provider before the work begins, so that you have a clear understanding of what to expect. Contact Townsend Pest Control to solve the pigeon problem.

Are there any legal regulations surrounding bird control?

There are legal regulations surrounding bird control. In many places, birds are protected by law, which means that certain methods of bird control may not be allowed. Additionally, some methods of bird control may require a permit or approval from local or state authorities. It’s important to check with your local government or our professional pest control business to ensure that you are complying with all applicable laws and regulations. additionally, The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) is a law that prohibits the harming, killing, capturing, trading, or transporting of migratory birds that are protected without authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Is there any spray for pigeons?

There are bird repellent sprays available in the market that are designed to deter pigeons and other birds from roosting or nesting in certain areas. These sprays contain natural or chemical ingredients that create an unpleasant scent or taste for birds, making them avoid the treated areas. However, it’s important to note that these sprays are not a permanent solution and may need to be reapplied regularly. Additionally, It is important to strictly adhere to the instructions and use the spray safely in order to prevent any harm to the environment, pets, or humans. It’s always best to consult with a professional company, at Townsend Pest Control, we have the expertise to assess your bird control needs and provide effective and humane solutions.

Do moth balls keep pigeons away?

There is no scientific evidence that suggests mothballs can keep pigeons away. In fact, the use of mothballs for pest control is generally not recommended due to the harmful chemicals they contain, which can pose a risk to both humans and animals. It’s best to consult with a professional pest control company for effective and safe methods of bird control.
A more effective solution to deter pigeons from nesting in certain areas is to install netting in those areas, such as under overhanging roofs. Another option is to trap the birds, while using a special feeder on the roof that can disperse the pigeons can also be effective.

It’s best to consult with a professional pest control company, such as Townsend Pest Control, to determine the most humane and effective solution for your specific situation.

How to get rid of Pigeons without killing them?

There are several ways to get rid of pigeons without killing them, such as using physical barriers and deterrents. Physical barriers include bird netting, sliders, and screens, while deterrents include scare tactics, predator decoys, and sound devices. After a week, Pigeons realize that the predator decoys are harmless and will not be deterred by them.