Pigeons use a variety of habitats but are most common in and around urban areas or large man-made structures. Malls are often prime locations for pigeons roosting and perching. The longer the birds stay in the area, the more numerous they will become.
Pigeons nesting under building canopies can become a serious inconvenience, as well as a health hazard for your tenants and customers. Accumulations of pigeon droppings and urine, or guano, can be hazardous to human health and can damage structures, necessitating expensive repairs if the droppings are not removed appropriately.
For example, pigeon droppings contaminate an area with bacteria and fungi and can harbor several serious diseases, including salmonella and histoplasmosis. Their nesting and perching can cause damage to the structure, and in some cases their nests can be hazardous, especially when they are situated on or near light fixtures.
Bird feces are also particularly damaging to metal and painted surfaces, and they will often leave stains etched into the surface, even after cleaning and disinfecting. This is due to the corrosive nature of their droppings.
The best way to prevent damage is to eliminate pigeon perching and nesting activity. Most pigeon problems will require a combination of treatment techniques.
Denying pigeons the ability to perch and nest can be accomplished in a variety of ways, depending on your building structures. Options include exclusion netting; bird wiring; metal screens; electrified deterrent systems; gel repellents; visual deterrents such as lasers, reflectors or other light-emitting devices; and even sonic and subsonic repellents. Often the most straightforward and inexpensive solutions are the most effective.
In addition to repelling or excluding the birds, we might also suggest population reduction. This can be done in a variety of ways, but trapping is usually the most cost-effective and efficient. Trutech® biologists are experts at trapping pigeons, and our trapping techniques can often remove large numbers at one time. This type of service can be done on an as-needed basis or as a recurring service, similar to pest control.
Our team is focused on providing a permanent, quality solution to your pigeon problems.
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