How To Get Rid Of Pigeons

Getting rid of pigeons from your property can be challenging, but there are several effective methods you can employ to deter them without causing harm. Here are some strategies:

  1. Physical Barriers:
    Netting: Install bird netting over areas where pigeons roost or nest, such as balconies, eaves, and rooflines. Ensure the netting is securely fastened to prevent pigeons from accessing these areas.
    Spikes and Deterrents: Install bird spikes or other physical deterrents on ledges, windowsills, and other flat surfaces where pigeons perch. These spikes make it uncomfortable for pigeons to land and discourage them from roosting.
    Wire Mesh: Use wire mesh to block off openings and gaps where pigeons may enter or nest, such as vents, chimneys, and attic spaces.
  2. Habitat Modification:
    Remove Food Sources: Pigeons are attracted to areas with readily available food sources. Keep outdoor areas clean and free of food scraps, spilled grains, and garbage. Secure trash cans with tight-fitting lids to prevent pigeons from accessing food waste.
    Trim Vegetation: Trim trees and shrubs near buildings to reduce perching and nesting sites for pigeons. Pigeons prefer areas with ample cover, so minimizing vegetation can make your property less attractive to them.
  3. Repellents and Deterrents:
    Ultrasonic Repellers: Ultrasonic devices emit high-frequency sounds that are unpleasant to birds, including pigeons, without causing harm to humans or pets. Place these devices in areas where pigeons frequent to deter them from roosting.
    Visual Deterrents: Use a Hawk Kite to patrol the area you want to protect as all birds are naturally afraid of coming near birds of prey and the Scarem Hawk Complete mimics a bird of prey brilliantly, by flying it will weave, dive and hover around and above its pole up to 13 metres from the ground which creates a life-like, credible threat to pigeons and other pest birds. .
    Sprinkler Systems: Install motion-activated sprinkler systems in areas where pigeons gather. The sudden burst of water when pigeons approach can startle them and discourage them from returning.
  4. Professional Assistance:
    Consult Pest Control Experts: If pigeon infestations persist despite your efforts, consider seeking assistance from pest control professionals who specialize in bird control. They can assess your property, recommend appropriate deterrents, and implement humane methods to discourage pigeons effectively. They often use live Hawks to scare the pigeons away from the area, and then use a Scarem Hawk Complete to maintain the area whilst the live Hawk is not there – the pigeons hate this and will soon vacate the area.
  5. Legal Considerations:
    Check Local Regulations: Before implementing any bird control measures, familiarize yourself with local regulations regarding the treatment of pigeons and other wildlife. Some methods, such as trapping or poisoning, may be illegal or require permits in certain areas.
    By combining these strategies and maintaining consistency in your efforts, you can effectively deter pigeons from your property while promoting humane and environmentally friendly practices. Remember that persistence is key, and it may take time to achieve long-lasting results.
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