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Can Pest Control Permanently Remove Pigeons and Stop them Returning?

Pigeons on Roof Top

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Pest control measures can certainly help in removing pigeons from a particular area, but whether it can permanently stop them from returning is dependent on various factors.

Pest control companies offer different methods to deter or remove pigeons, such as netting, spikes, and bird repellents. These measures can be effective in the short-term and may prevent pigeons from returning to a particular area. However, pigeons are intelligent creatures and can adapt to changes in their environment. Therefore, they may find alternative roosting or nesting areas nearby.

Additionally, the effectiveness of pest control measures can depend on the severity of the pigeon infestation and the surrounding environment. For example, if there is an abundant source of food and water nearby, pigeons may continue to return, regardless of the pest control measures in place.

It’s important to note that pigeon removal and deterrence should be carried out humanely and ethically. Some methods of pest control, such as poisons or glue traps, can cause unnecessary harm and suffering to birds and other wildlife.

To maximize the chances of permanently deterring pigeons, it’s important to address the root cause of the infestation. This may involve identifying and removing food and water sources, sealing off entry points and nesting areas, and implementing ongoing maintenance to prevent future infestations.

Why are Pigeons Considered Pests?

Pigeons are considered pests for several reasons. Firstly, their droppings are unsightly, and can cause damage to buildings and other structures. Pigeon droppings can corrode metal and other materials, and if left untreated, can lead to structural damage over time. In addition to being unsightly, pigeon droppings can also create an unpleasant odor and attract other pests, such as flies and rodents.

Secondly, pigeons can pose a health hazard. Their droppings can contain pathogens that can cause respiratory diseases in humans, such as histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Pigeons can also carry other disease-carrying pests, such as ticks, fleas, and mites. In urban areas, pigeons may also feed on garbage and other refuse, which can further increase the risk of disease transmission.

Finally, pigeons can cause problems for businesses and homeowners. Their nesting and roosting habits can create noise and disrupt sleep. Pigeons can also damage crops, and their droppings can contaminate food and water sources, causing economic losses for farmers and other businesses.

Given these issues, it’s important to take steps to prevent and control pigeon infestations. This may involve implementing measures to deter pigeons from roosting or nesting, such as netting or spikes, as well as identifying and removing food and water sources that may be attracting them to the area. Pest control companies can provide professional assistance in managing pigeon infestations in a humane and effective manner.

Here are some common methods that pest control companies may use to remove pigeons

Netting: This involves installing netting to prevent pigeons from landing or nesting in certain areas. It’s often used to protect balconies, rooftops, and other structures.

Spikes: Spikes can be installed on ledges, windowsills, and other areas where pigeons may land, preventing them from doing so. They are often made of stainless steel and have blunt tips to avoid harming the birds.

Bird repellents: There are various bird repellents available that use sound, visual cues, or chemicals to deter pigeons. For example, ultrasonic devices emit high-pitched sounds that birds find unpleasant, while visual repellents like predator decoys or reflective tape can scare birds away.

Traps: Live pigeon traps can be used to capture birds, which can then be relocated to a more suitable habitat.

It’s important to note that removing pigeons humanely and ethically is crucial. Some methods of pigeon removal, such as poisons or glue traps, can cause unnecessary harm and suffering to birds and other wildlife. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a professional pest control company that uses humane and ethical methods for pigeon removal.

Contacting FurBeGone Pest Control

FurBeGone Pest Control offer a free survey before, and treatment is undertaken. We cover StevenageLetchworthHitchin, and surrounding villages and treat all types of pests including insects, rodents and wildlife. We are also bed bug specialists and provide 100% guarantee on our treatments.

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