Pigeons use a variety of habitats but are most common in and around urban areas or large man-made structures. Shopping centers are often prime locations for pigeons roosting and perching.
Pigeons nesting under building canopies, awning supports, façade signage and architectural ledges can become a serious inconvenience, as well as a health hazard for your tenants and their customers. Unsightly accumulations of pigeon droppings, or guano, can decrease the center’s appeal and be hazardous to human health. Guano can damage structures, requiring expensive repairs if the droppings are not cleaned and removed appropriately.
Roof HVAC units often provide roosting and nesting spots for the birds, as well as access for the birds to enter the building. Once inside, the birds will contaminate the area above the commercial ceiling tiles, where they may go unnoticed for years, allowing large accumulations of their feces.
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 may also suggest population reduction. This can be done in a variety of ways, but trapping is usually the most cost-effective and efficient. Trutech® technicians 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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