Pigeon Control

Pigeon Control, Trapping & Removal Services

We can rid you of Pigeon problems safely and efficiently

If you’ve ever traveled to New York City, you’re all too familiar with pigeons. Pigeons are grey birds that feed primarily on grains and seeds, as well as any food fed to them by humans. Pigeons inhabit many of the world’s large cities, possibly even your own. As social birds, pigeons are often found in groups or flocks. Pigeons can cause disruption on your property when they are searching for nesting sites. There is even a fear of the transmission of disease from pigeon droppings. Besides being a danger in the air, the droppings left by gulls may contain acid that can destroy the materials used to build your house like wood and metal.

If you are worried about the spread of diseases from pigeons and the damage that they are causing on your property, then it is time to call in the team of experts at Trutech to help. Our licensed specialists have the tools and knowledge for an efficient pigeon removal from your property. If you are worried about the potential threats of these birds, one of our specialists know the proper pigeon control methods to implement.

At Trutech, we value the lives of each and every animal that we come across. That is why our humane pigeon removal techniques are not only effective but are also ethical. No matter what your issue is, the experts at Trutech are here to help. Don’t wait until pigeons cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage to your property. Call Trutech for all of your pigeon removal and pigeon control needs.

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APPEARANCE

The appearance of pigeons varies a great deal. Seed-eating species tend to have neutral-colored beaks, gray feathers, white backsides, and black stripes on their wings and tails. On the other hand, primarily fruit-eating varieties often display bright-colored feathers and orange beaks. On average, pigeons are about a foot long and weigh around 13 ounces.

DIET

Pigeons pluck seeds from the ground and eat fruit straight from trees. In fact, large flocks often work together to pick an area clean. Big, easy-to-reach fruit is left for larger pigeons, while the smaller birds stick to tiny, hard-to-reach items. During times when food is scarce, the pests also feed on flowers, as well as snails, lizards, and insects.

HABITAT

Pigeons can be found in deserts, forests, and urban habitats alike. The only places they’re not seen are those that experience extreme, arctic cold. These highly adaptable birds are known for scavenging scraps from the ground or garbage cans in big cities, where their populations can grow quite large. However, they’re also a major nuisance for farmers in rural areas, causing inventory loss and contamination issues when they gather around grain elevators and mills.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Backyards are common pigeon hangouts, as they provide abundant meals. Lawns with bird feeders, sunflowers, or seed-bearing plants are especially attractive. Apple trees, commonly found in orchards and around homes nationwide, are some of their favorite food sources. Roof ledges, eaves, and attics also provide places for pigeons to roost and escape from predators or harsh weather.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

While roosting on or in homes, pigeons cause commotion and litter the ground with foul-smelling droppings. This waste not only kills vegetation and corrodes buildings, but also spreads histoplasmosis, a potentially deadly fungal disease that affects the respiratory system. Other illnesses transmitted through contact with these birds or their droppings include ornithosis, encephalitis, and salmonella. Additionally, as pigeons are vectors for fleas, ticks, and mites, their presence may spread the parasites.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Blocking access to roosting areas will force pigeons to find other areas to gather. Use wood, metal, or wire mesh to block access to eaves, vents, and lofts. If possible, altering the slope of problem roosting areas can drive pigeons away, as the pests dislike ledges at angles of 45 degrees or greater. If all else fails, installing porcupine wire or bird spikes on ledges is an unsightly yet effective way to deter them. However, some savvy birds may manage to maneuver around these spikes and continue to roost.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Once pigeons have infested an area, it can be difficult to force them to leave. Homeowners often start with inexpensive methods such as setting up sprinklers or playing loud music and high-frequency sounds. However, unless these techniques are used often and at varied times of the day, pigeons will begin to ignore them. Bob-type traps are expensive and bulky, but can be an option if the problem is severe. For unmatched, expert guidance in the humane removal of pigeons, contact the wildlife removal experts at Trutech.

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