Pest Birds – Pigeons
Pigeon Pest Control
Feral pigeons, also called city doves, city pigeons, street pigeons, or flying rats are birds that are derived from the domestic ones that have returned to the wild.
Originally bred from the wild rock dove which naturally inhabits sea cliffs and mountains.
Pigeons breed all year round when the food supply is abundant and can nest up to six times a year. They build flimsy nests out of twigs in sheltered areas such as disused buildings and enclosed positions out of the wind. They lay 2 eggs that hatch out after about 20 days, the chicks (squabs) become fledglings after 30 days and can breed after 6 months. Feral pigeons live for roughly 5 years.
Pigeons are often found in pairs during the breeding season, but usually they are living in flocks of 50 to 500 birds (dependent on the food supply).
Pigeons tend to congregate in large, often thick flocks when feeding on discarded food, and have been observed flying skillfully around trees, buildings, telephone poles, and cables, and even through moving traffic just to reach a food source.
Feral pigeons are often considered a pest and they can spread disease. They can even carry bird flu, but it has been shown pigeons do not carry the deadly strain of the disease.
Other contagion besides bird flu are transmitted by pigeons. For example, the certain bacteria is endemic among pigeons and causes illness in humans. It is transmitted both from handling pigeons but mostly from their droppings.
There is ample reason for the concerns of pigeons damaging property, due to their size and proximity to people and their dwellings. Pigeons often cause significant contamination with their droppings.
At Birdteq, we carry out pigeon removal using pigeon deterrent and pigeon proofing systems.
Pigeon prevention can be aided by reducing food sources and proofing buildings, however, when this doesn’t happen birds can find sheltered roosts with easy pickings. Pigeon control is achieved with our anti pigeon devices . Pigeon pest control is carried out humanely, safely and with high quality deterrent installations that are installed correctly to successfully stop birds and last for many years.
Birdteq installs the best pigeon repellent on the market for your pidgeon control requirements. See our services page for further information.
Birdteq Pest Bird Proofing Solutions
Birdteq are specialists in bird management and bird prevention, our bird control services include-
- Avian Pest Control -pigeon control, gull control
- Bird Control Devices -pigeon deterrent devices, gulls, Starlings, House Sparrows
- Bird Waste Removal or Fouling Removal / Guano Removal
- Bird Proofing -pigeon proofing, gull proofing, Starling and House Sparrow proofing
- Solar Panel Bird Proofing
- Certified Installers of the Agrilaser -bird scaring laser device
- Security Netting and Contraband Netting Installers
Birdteq’s bird pest control services are aimed towards the commercial sector, providing bird proofing solutions installing bird deterrent systems and devices.
These bird prevention solutions include-
- Anti Bird Netting / Bird Control Netting (all species)
- Gull Netting
- Pigeon Netting
- Bird Spikes
- Seagull Spikes
- Pigeon Spikes
- Bird Wire
- Pigeon Wire
- Bird Repellent
- Pigeon Repellent
- Seagull Repellent
- Pigeon Deterrent Gel
- Bird Scarers -electric bird scarer (Avishock)
- Solar Panel Bird Deterrent
- Bird Mesh Proofing
- Bird Nest Deterrent
- Bird Scarers -Agrilaser laser scarer