Pigeons in the attic or on the roof? Those pesky rock doves leaving droppings all over are common pigeons. Pigeons are notorious for causing significant damage to buildings, vehicles, property and machinery with their excessive droppings. Not only do pigeon droppings cause odor and aesthetic problems in public places, droppings can also increase the rate of building destruction.
Getting Rid of Pigeons
- 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 PROBLEMS
- 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. Call us at 419-534-0909!