Pigeons: How to get rid of pigeons

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Pigeon Cooing...noisy and it can be so irritating (worse that 10 minutes of commercials on TV)

Pigeon Droppings...it gets get deep, smell, messy, eats the paint off your car, and stains your shirt and on and on

Nests...Pigeons block drains and are fire hazards

Frustrating...Pigeons stare at you. They circle around and again land back in the same spot...taunting and jeering.

If we held a  vote for the pest of all birds...
it won't be unanimous yes or no because there are a few ardent pigeon lovers...as we have seen in town squares blissfully spending all of their money on the bird seed they toss out at lunch every day.

THE SOLUTIONS ARE MANY: Choose your weapon.

An organic approach. If you can make their roosting area uncomfortable for them, they move next door.

We mean build a wall or place a fence or net so they can't get there. Make the roost angled instead of flat, or sticky, or pointed, or covered with barbed wire like the tops of fences around prisons and electrify anything to zap them.

Put a fake snake, cat, or owl or fox or even your shape as a scarecrow... but you must move it almost daily as their bird brain quickly figures out you are faking it.

COMMERCIAL:
There are many companies that exist solely to go to war with pigeons and they sell many good products that do battle in various ways.

  • Chemicals that smell, taste, stick to or provide pain to their feet, poison and or repel them.
  • Mechanical solutions like spikes and wires, netting, glue traps and other special approaches.
  • And they exterminate. Services and products are not generally available locally, but on the internet there are many sites specializing in pigeon deterrence.

LIVE TRAPPING AND RELOCATING: Not a good solution. They just fly back like pet homing pigeons do.

LIVE TRAPPING AND KILLING: Works a lot better. But be certain you do it safely and legally.

OUTRIGHT SHOOTING: BB  and pellet guns are usually the weapon selection. Remember...be legal and do it safely.

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Traps pigeons. Use this trap.

This is a bird trap.
It will trap pigeons and other birds as well.


Pigeon Standing Proud

Pigeon Trap

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PIGEON PEST REMOVAL

Pigeons leave a mess. Need we say more.

Pigeon Mess On Car

Droppings everywhere. And more droppings everywhere else.
And pigeon sounds...cooing...right. Irritating when they are next door or above sitting by the hundreds...pooping and cooing.

So what do you do about pigeons.

 


People for centuries have hated that little old lady who feeds the pigeons every day. Everyone like a free meal. So the pigeons love her (well guys do it too) and come by the hundreds to feed and poop.

See the Out of Shape Pigeon Feeder


TRAP THE PIGEONS:
There are so many sometimes that it doesn't make any sense...and they fly back...dah...homing pigeons.

See Pigeons in Trap On Roof


SHOOT THE PIGEONS:
Nope. Maybe the farmer can do it...but not in the city or you will get locked up quick.


GIVE THE PIGEONS STICKY FEET:
Now this makes a little more sense. They don't like getting their feet stuck so they won't perch there. But you can't put it on everything...every roof...or on the power line wires. Buy the sticky stuff on the internet.


REMOVE PIGEON ROOSTS:
Block them out. Or build a slippery slope they can't sit on. Works sometimes but not often enough. Call your local handyman to do it for you.

SCARE THE PIGEONS: Balloons, noises, shooing them away, and many more devious methods to scare them work for minutes but not much longer...pigeons are just brazen pests. Noise cannons...Mylar balloons...fake owls...CD's of injured bird calls...or hawk shrieks...there are many more options.

TO DISCOVER MORE WAYS TO REMOVE,
GET RID OF OR
MAKE A PIGEONS LIFE HARD

LEARN OTHER TIPS AND TRICKS AS WELL


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