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Pigeon Control


Of all the bird problems to solve, pigeons are the most common pest.   Below is a short list of methods used to control pigeons:

Netting Installation (all Activity):

There is nothing more effective than physically blocking bird pests from gaining entry into an interior space or part of a building. Netting off specific areas accomplishes just that. After the installation is complete, pigeons are blocked from re-entry to nesting, roosting or loafing areas.

Electric Shock (all activity):

Where pigeons roost along building ledges, electric shock tracks are highly effective. The tracks are installed, then activated.  As the birds land, coming in contact with the track, they receive a mild shock, unharmful yet unpleasant enough to force them to find other roosting places.

Bird Spikes (light activity):

Bird Spikes can be installed along ledges.  The spikes are plastic and sit upright on a strip of material adhered to a surface.  The spikes block birds from finding a comfortable 

landing/roosting place, forcing them to another roosting place.

Repellent Gels (light activity):

Where the above bird control methods aren’t practical, repellant gels are an option. Repellant gels are tacky in texture so the birds are repelled by the feel of the material on their feet.  Some repellant gels contain capsaicin ( a pepper plant derivative) which causes a light burning sensation so the birds will naturally leave that area. 

All of these methods are safe and effective  without harm to the birds. They can be used for most bird pests, including pigeons.  


Posted by philc at 1/7/2014 4:10:00 PM
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