Before we start to reveal some of the most effective pigeon pest control solutions, it would be interesting to share with you a good old Chinese proverb. It sounds like, “You can’t stop pain birds from flying overhead, but you can stop them from building a nest in your hair.” While this has a deep philosophical focus and meaning, it can still be applied to some of the problems we encounter on a daily basis, especially when it comes to pigeon removal in big cities like London or New York.
Keeping pigeons away from your property is not as complicated as it sounds. It is not rocket science. However, first of all it is necessary to mention some of the unknown and unpleasant topics to which these birds can contribute. There have been many debates about pigeons carrying diseases that can be transmitted to us humans through direct contact or their feces. However, experts say that these statements do not have strong scientific evidence. On the other hand, it is well known that their droppings can damage the paint of your vehicle or the finish of a construction. In reality, this can cause more headaches for building and homeowners than the possible diseases they could carry.
These are the most reliable pigeon control methods that will keep them off your property.
a) Pigeon beaks.
Using pigeon quills that are ideal for modifying a house’s chicken coop is an effective technique. Modifying the chicken coop means changing the ledges of a building in such a way that pigeons no longer want to land on them. Changing shelves by applying tines is a very humane method of pigeon control. The spikes don’t actually hurt the pigeons, they simply act as a physical barrier, preventing the pigeons from landing.
b) Pigeon repellent
A pigeon repellent is a semi-toxic spray substance that can be purchased at any pest control store. It is effective, but people who have pets in or near their home often tend to avoid it, as it may do more harm than good. We do not recommend using a chemical pigeon repellent until consulting with a pigeon extermination expert.
c) Net for pigeons
The net is another form of physical barrier that prevents birds from perching where you want to keep them away. It is another effective method that does not use rude tricks. While pigeon extermination techniques are mostly allowed everywhere, it is still not good to use deadly methods to get rid of these birds.
d) Specialized cleaning
However, if you are totally against fighting the presence of the pigeon on the roof of your house, then you can try other methods to deal with its feces and nests. There are companies that provide an excellent cleaning service for pigeon droppings and dirt in general. This is an alternative for all those who can afford more expensive services and are not willing to install spikes, nets or use some kind of pigeon repellent.