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Pigeons

We recommend doing an inspection first for any pigeon problem as every situation is different and will require its own method or combination of methods. After the inspection, we will prepare a detailed and customized proposal to your site.

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Pigeon Facts

Pigeon Facts

Most people are well acquainted with this bird. They are excellent fliers and are often seen in flocks. Pigeons feed on open ground eating seeds or discarded scraps. They mate for life and roost on tall buildings where their droppings coat window sills and ledges. Droppings accumulate very quickly are corrosive and greatly speeds the erosion of concrete and roofing materials. They also contain bacteria which may occasionally cause health problems.


DIY - Do It Yourself Tips

In almost all situations pigeon control is a job for specialist bird control operatives. There are occasions where an individual can easily deter pigeons from perching or nesting on window ledges through the use of spikes applied from within the room, but in most cases access equipment is required in order to work safely at height

Frequently Asked Questions - Pigeons

Q: How do I know if I have pigeons?

A: If you have a pigeon problem, you will be able to easily identify them by sight as they are active during the day. They are noisy and will leave droppings.


Q: Do pigeons pose a health hazard?

A: Pigeons can carry diseases and parasites which are easily passed on to humans.


Q: Can they cause damage?

A: Pigeon droppings and nesting materials can cause serious damage to buildings and vehicles. For example nests can block drainage and ventilation systems and their acidic droppings can damage automobile paint and even roof shingles causing leaks. Pigeons may also cause structural damage to buildings in an attempt to gain entry.


Q: How can I prevent pigeons?

A: Visual deterrents such as replicas of owls and hawks can be effective but usually only temporarily as pigeons adapt quickly. Regularly changing the type of repellent is the best solution. Make sure your home is free of any food source for them.


Q: How can I get rid of pigeons?

A: Contact Ecopest for services and products developed for the control of pests such as pigeons. They can also help you prevent future invasions by offering professional pigeon exclusion options.


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