PIGEON INFORMATION

  

PIGEONS ARE RENOWNED FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING NAVIGATIONAL ABILITIES. THEY USE A RANGE OF SKILLS, SUCH AS USING THE SUN AS A GUIDE AND AN INTERNAL MAGNETIC COMPASS. A STUDY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT THEY WILL ALSO USE LANDMARKS AS SIGNPOSTS AND WILL TRAVEL ALONG MAN MADE ROADS AND MOTORWAYS, EVEN CHANGING DIRECTION AT JUNCTIONS. PIGEONS ARE HIGHLY SOCIALABLE ANIMALS AND THEY WILL OFTEN BE SEEN IN FLOCKS OF 20 TO 30 BIRDS. PIGEONS MATE FOR LIFE AND TEND TO RAISE TWO CHICKS AT THE SAME TIME. PIGEONS CAN FLY AT ALTITUDES UP TO AND BEYOND 6000 FT., AND AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 77.6 MPH. THE FASTEST RECORDED SPEED IS 92.5 MPH. PIGEONS USE STICKS AND TWIGS TO MAKE A NEST AND THEIR FECES MAKES IT ALL STICK TOGETHER. THE NESTS ARE USUALLY SITUATED ON HOUSES, UNDER EAVES, ON TOP OF AIR CONDITIONING UNITS AND ANYWHERE THAT PROVIDES SHELTER. THE HIPPOBOSCID FLY IS A TYPICAL BLOOD SUCKING PARASITE OF PIGEONS. PIGEONS ARE CONSIDERED DISEASE CARRYING BIRDS, A PEST. HUMAN CONTACT WITH PIGEONS CAN CAUSE A HEALTH RISK. SOME DISEASES THAT ARE THOUGHT TO BE CAUSED BY PIGEON DROPPINGS ARE HISTOPLASMOSIS, CRYPTOCOCCOSIS AND PSITTACOSIS. 



TRAPPING PIGEONS & EXCLUSION

PIGEONS CAN MAKE QUITE A MESS WITH THEIR DROPPINGS, NESTING AND FEATHERS. IT MAKES FOR AN UNHEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND IS VERY UNSIGHTLY TO BOOT.

WE EMPLOY MULTIPLE ANIMAL TRAPS WHICH USUALLY CATCH ABOUT TEN TO TWENTY BIRDS AT A TIME IN ONE TRAP.  WE THEN REMOVE THE BIRDS AND DISPATCH THEM. THIS METHOD IS A SAFE AND VERY EFFECTIVE WAY TO RID YOUR PROPERTY OF THESE PESTS.


ONCE WE HAVE DECIMATED THE PIGEON POPULATION THAT IS CAUSING YOU GRIEF, WE THEN CAN PROCEED TO CLEAN UP THE DROPPINGS, REMOVE NESTING AND SANITIZE THE AFFECTED AREAS. IF NECESSARY AND POSSIBLE WE CAN INSTALL EXCLUSION MATERIALS, USUALLY SPIKES AND SCREEN, WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED TO PREVENT ANY NEW PIGEONS FROM ROOSTING AND NESTING ON YOUR BUILDING.

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