How to Get Rid of Pigeons?
Getting rid of pigeons can be a challenge, but there are several steps you can take to deter them from your property:
- Remove food sources: Pigeons are attracted to food and will congregate in areas where they can find an easy meal. Remove any sources of food, such as bird feeders, and keep trash cans covered.
- Block roosting sites: Pigeons need a place to rest, so it’s important to block off any ledges, balconies, or other areas where they may be roosting. Installing spikes, netting, or wire mesh can be effective in deterring pigeons.
- Use visual deterrents: Visual deterrents, such as plastic owls or fake snakes, can be effective in scaring pigeons away. The key is to change the deterrents regularly so that the pigeons don’t become habituated to them.
- Apply bird repellent gels or sprays: These products create a sticky, slippery surface that pigeons don’t like to land on. They can be applied to ledges, balconies, and other areas where pigeons may roost.
- Hire a professional: If the infestation is severe, consider hiring a pest control professional who can assess the situation and determine the best course of action, including the use of bird netting or humane traps.
It is important to follow proper safety precautions when using deterrents and to keep them away from children and pets. Additionally, it’s best to avoid using lethal methods to control pigeon populations, as they are a protected species in many areas.
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