- The presence of pigeons has been affecting human history for more than 5,000 years, as demonstrated by Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets and Egyptian hieroglyphics that mention the domestication of the bird.
- Charles Darwin used pigeons to formulate parts of his Theory of Evolution, and modern-day people raise them for food, to race, and for the delivery of messages.
- Despite all the ways pigeons can be utilized for human needs, the birds are considered the most common avian pest.
Common Pigeon Issues
- Dependent as they are on humans, pigeons orient themselves near areas of consistent activity.
- They commonly nest in ornamental lawn trees, barns, attics, and on roofs of residential homes.
- Pigeons are also commonly found on farms, in places of business, and storage facilities like feed mills and grain elevators.
- Pigeons are actually quite filthy animals. Their droppings are abundant wherever infestations are present and stain building facades, park benches, statues and cars.
- Their droppings accelerate deterioration of building materials and are malodourous.
- It also contains pathogens of numerous diseases, including ornithosis, encephalitis, toxoplasmosis and food poisoning.
- The birds can also harbor fleas, lice, mites, and ticks in their feathers.
Trapping and Removal
In areas where pigeon infestations threaten the general public's health and well-being, pest control professionals should be called in to handle the problem. The trained technicians at Critter Control have the tools and knowledge of pigeon behavior to effectively and safely remove the birds.Request a Quote