They travel in packs, steal your food, and leave disease-ridden droppings all over your property, so it’s no wonder pigeons are such pests. Controlling these birds can be near-impossible, however the Humane Society says killing them is one of the worst options. Not only is it cruel, but it won’t keep them all away. Here are some tips on how to keep pigeons away from your home or business.
- Use pigeon birth control. As crazy as it sounds, OvoControl is a type of bird birth control that comes in pellets, so it’s easy to administer to the birds in question. The birds that eat the birth control will end up laying eggs that do not develop fully. This keeps their populations down.
- Prevent nesting. Homes and businesses provide a lot flat spaces for pigeons to nest on. By making these flat spaces inaccessible for pigeons, you deter them from making a home on your property. Using wood or metal seathing, bird wires, or netting will prevent them from nesting in unwanted places.
- Cut their food sources. Pigeons will return to places they know they can find food. Whether you are feeding them intentionally or not, it is important that you do not give them access to food. If you like to scatter bird feed, try putting it into a bird feeder to deter big populations of pigeons.
Call the Experts
If your home or business has a pigeon problem that can’t be fixed by anything of the tips above, trust the experts at Critter Control of Gainsville® to safely remove and relocate these birds. If you have any questions about pigeon removal, or would like to schedule a free consolation, call us today at 352-372-3922.