Pigeon Control

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 5, 2013)

Pigeons are a really common rodent or pest that can be found in urban areas. In fact, these types of pests are often referred to as a flying rat. There are a few methods that you can use to gain some control over those pigeons, and help prevent them from taking over your residential area. Pigeon control doesn't need to really be all that extensive, overwhelming, or even intrusive. All you need to do is use one of these ideas to help you out.

  • Limit nesting opportunities. The best method for controlling pigeons around your home or garden is to limit where they can live. Frankly, by not allowing them a chance to create a place to live, they won't be hanging around. This means that you need to remove, cover, or in some way modify any location that a pigeon could use as a nesting place. Some examples of this would be filling any openings, adding a slope to any ledge, and so on.
  • Psych them out. Why not take the opportunity to scare the bird rodents away? Pigeons really don't like owls. The reason for this is that owls have a tendency to view pigeons as a tasty snack. One thing that you can do is to mount a stuffed owl, or statue of an owl, in addition to recordings of an owl hooting. The two of these items working in conjunction can go a long way to scaring off pigeons from your area.
  • Spikes don't need to be mean. Mounting some simple, though small, spikes on anything that a pigeon may want to rest on can go a long way to discouraging pigeons from resting around your home. You can obtain spike kits from most (if not all) home improvement stores around the country. Simply be sure that you carefully follow the directions that happen to come with it so that you install them properly, and safely.
  • Ultrasonic options. Ultrasonic methods are not only effective, but they are also fairly environmentally friendly as well. By emitting a sound at a frequency high enough that it is rarely heard by the human ear, these devices create a sound that is unpleasant (sometimes physically so) to rodents and pests. This then "encourages" the rodent to find a different place to live.

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Lee Wyatt

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