Even the most avid bird enthusiasts aren’t usually very keen on pigeons. Pigeon simply cause too many problems. These problems are tricky to solve for UK homeowners, and can cause no end of issues for business owners. This is because pigeons can wreak havoc and damage our properties. Read on to find out about our top expert pigeon problems solutions.
What Are The Main Pigeon Problems?
Pigeons are constantly leaving droppings behind. Their droppings are not only corrosive for buildings and dangerously slippery on the ground. They are also very bad for our health. The amount of pathogens and germs that are present in pigeon faeces should be taken seriously. Pigeons also carry mites.
Another issue is that pigeons can be incredibly loud with their cooing that never seems to stop. If you have a problem with these birds in and around your home, the noise can disturb your sleep. In which case, you definitely need to find some pigeon problems solutions, and fast.
While the problems pigeons cause can be pretty obvious, it’s the pigeon problems solutions that aren’t as clear.
Effective Pigeon Problems Solutions
To stop pigeon problems from escalating, you need to find the best possible solutions. And to deal with pigeon infestations once they have taken root, Empire offer professional pigeon control services for the London area – for both businesses and residential homes.
Use Ultrasonic Repellents
Electronic bird repellents are great and effective devices. They emit a sound that really irritates pigeons. We can’t hear it with our ears though, as the frequency is beyond our audible range. When the device’s motion detector is triggered, the sound is emitted and scares the pigeons away. The frequency is very alarming to a pigeon, and offers a humane way to stop pigeons in their tracks.
Hang Up Scare Reflectors
Bird prevention reflectors use light to scare pigeons off. Reflective bird tape can be used alongside any other method of pigeon management, and is a very effective and humane way to control them. It also offers a lot of versatility in terms of placement. Reflective materials like mirrors really help in preventing pigeons too.
Use Pigeon Spikes
Pigeons love sitting. It’s one of their favourite pastimes. So stopping them from perching on your property by placing bird spikes on their regular haunts is a good idea. Bird spikes are an effective method of preventing pigeons, because they physically cannot land. They are another completely humane method of pigeon control. However, the spikes can be a bit of an eyesore, especially if you have a business or restaurant.
Set Up Pigeon Decoys
Even in the 21st Century, the traditional scarecrow method is still effective at deterring pigeons. Placing a decoy such as a large owl statue, or mock up of any other predator of pigeons, will stop them from coming near your properly. Many pigeon problems solutions involve decoys like fake owls, and some even emit a noise to scare pigeons even further.
Use A Gel Repellent
Pigeon repellent gel is a sticky substance that the birds stick to upon contact. It’s a clear gel that you can cover regular pigeon spots with. Unlike glue traps for rodents, it’s the smell of the gel that will deter pigeons the most. The repulsive scent may cause them to leave straight away, but if they do land they won’t like touching the sticky gel either. If you do go for this option, the gel will need to b reapplied on a regular basis.
Install A Water Jet
Blasting a pigeon with water is a sure fire way to get them to leave your property and never return. The water jet is a forceful water spray that connects to your property’s plumbing. It can be triggered by motion. Although, if you have pet cats or dogs, it’s probably not the best solution.
Set Up Pigeon Traps
Controlling pigeons may involve removing them if the problem starts getting too out of hand. Setting up pigeon traps will help to capture the pigeons. The birds can then be humanely released a safe distance away from your home and nest somewhere new.
Being Persistent Will Pay Off
Once a pigeon realises your property isn’t a great place to settle down and relax, they will soon move on. It may take a little while to stick. But, if pigeons have really got your goat, you will probably be prepared to persist with these pigeon problems solutions until they succeed. Plus, most of the solutions on our list won’t cost you the earth. Contact us any time, 24 hours a day on 0203 633 2143 to discuss putting these techniques into action. If you are in London or the Home Counties, we can solve your pigeon problem!
It might be helpful to figure out the reasons why pigeons are such a problem for you. Your goal should be to take away anything that’s attracting them, the same as with other pests. Keep pet food and rubbish out of the way, and remove standing water. This will help a great deal in your quest to stop pigeons from constantly visiting your property.
Empire Offers Humane Pest Control
Empire Pest Control aims to practice humane means of pest management wherever possible. We follow the letter of the law when it comes to pigeon control, as well as keeping to a strict Health, Safety and Environment Policy. All our our pigeon control measures are carried out in accordance with the Health & Safety Act 1974, the Food & Environmental Act 1985 and Control of Pesticides 1986. We also associated with Think Wildlife (CRRU), SAFECONTRACTOR and SAFE4SITE. And are also featured with a high score on CheckATrade, a trusted contractor review website.
We are honoured to have received so many positive reviews. The satisfaction and trust our customers have in our services makes us very proud. Our customers often comment on the polite, friendliness of our technicians. Our staff are all fully qualified and vetted, for your peace of mind. You can rely on Empire, knowing we have the experience and expertise to get the job done safely and efficiently,
Our customer service team are always happy to offer expert help and advice on any topic you need. To seek help or book a home or business inspection, call us today on 0203 633 2143.