How to Keep Pigeons off of your Property or Garden

Pigeon Feeding from bird feeder in garden

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To survive, pigeons require a secure environment with a consistent food supply, much like other pests. Since they tend to live in groups, they will likely establish several nests to find a dependable food source. Pigeons are not picky eaters, which makes eliminating them challenging, as they will consume anything from exposed trash to seeds from your vegetable garden. Using a multifaceted approach may be necessary to deter them. Start by examining your property and making nesting sites uninhabitable.

While pigeons are harmless, they can cause significant damage to your property and transmit mites and ticks carrying diseases into your home. To avoid the endless chore of cleaning pigeon droppings, we’ll share some of the most effective ways to keep pigeons out of your garden and away from your house in this post.

Remove Pigeons by Contacting a Pigeon Control Expert

We specialise in providing effective pigeon control solutions that will keep your property free from these pests. Our team of experts has years of experience in bird management and can help you get rid of pigeons for good with a range of preventative measures, such as bird netting, bird spikes, and pigeon spikes. Our solutions are affordable and tailored to meet your specific needs, whether you’re dealing with significant damage or noise issues.

Feral pigeons can be a nuisance, flying back and forth from high structures and surrounding trees, making them difficult to control. They scavenge for food and leave behind unsanitary droppings that can spread disease. To keep these birds away, we use a range of bird spikes, scarers, and control nets that include human palm deterrents to prevent pigeons from landing and roosting. We offer an area survey to assess the extent of the problem and provide you with a range of options to choose from.

If you’re struggling with pigeon control, don’t hesitate to contact us. Let us help you reduce the impact of these birds on your property and keep your home or business safe from their damage and droppings.

Pigeon on shed roof
Pigeon on shed roof

Some Things you Can Do to Deter Pigeons Include:

Remove Bird Feeders

Bird feeders can attract pigeons, scaring away smaller birds and taking as much food as they can. Removing bird feeders is a simple solution to reduce pigeon infestation.

Use Reflective Surfaces

Discs or other shiny objects can impair pigeons’ vision, preventing them from breeding in your yard temporarily.

Protect Your Shed

Use bird netting, wires or spikes to keep birds from landing on your shed roof.

Use a Scarecrow

A traditional scarecrow can be effective in keeping pigeons away. Consider a hawk-shaped scarecrow that can move and make sounds. It’s important to move the decoy regularly, so the birds don’t realize there is no genuine threat.

Make Roosting Areas Unappealing

Pigeons find it difficult to land when strings are placed one inch above their nesting locations. Cover window sills, sloping ledges, and balconies to prevent pigeons from roosting.

Install Anti-Roosting Spikes

Set up anti-roosting spike strips in strategic places like window sills and ledges to prevent pigeons from settling.

Remove Waste

Remove roosting niches, seal cracks, and wide openings, and screen off nearby water sources to prevent pigeons from finding food in your area. Keep waste containers closed and dispose of waste routinely.

Pigeon Feeding from bird feeder in garden
Pigeon Feeding from bird feeder in garden

Remove Food Sources

Even if you try multiple pigeon deterrent techniques, sometimes a pigeon infestation persists. No matter how many bird deflectors or pigeon repellent sprays you use, or how often you remove nests, the pigeons keep coming back. This is often because they have a strong incentive to do so. If you want to know how to get rid of pigeons in your home, you need to first understand why they are there. Pigeons will return to your property if there is a food source, despite any pigeon deterrents you may have in place. These birds find fruits, grains, peanuts, beans, vegetables, insects, snails, and other bugs highly appealing. In urban areas, pigeons can even scavenge around garbage cans for human food.

Controlling pigeons is a constant challenge as these birds have adapted to various food sources. The best approach to control or eliminate them is by altering their habitat. 

To deter pigeons, eliminate their roosting spots and seal cracks, gaps, and high entry points. • Screen off any nearby water sources. Don’t allow birds to access food. Keep waste containers closed and dispose of waste regularly.

Use an Ultrasound Pigeon Repeller

Ultrasonic devices are a great option for controlling pests in areas where noise-related scaring is not possible, as they can be used without human intervention. However, it’s important to note that women and young children may be negatively affected by these devices. While the human ear loses its ability to perceive ultrasound as it ages, some women, especially young ones, can still hear it, which can cause discomfort and headaches. Therefore, the use of ultrasonic devices to manage pigeons and gulls in urban and industrial areas should be limited. 

Seal off Entry Points

When inspecting your property for potential nesting sites, it’s important to pay close attention to your roof and attic. Sealing off any openings that pigeons may exploit is an effective strategy for keeping them out. Make sure to thoroughly seal off your attic and close any openings that are large enough for pigeons to enter, or cover them with a metal wire mesh. Chimneys should be capped to prevent pigeons from building nests inside and blocking them. Consider using a metal wire cage to cover the chimney if your home has one. Pigeons can get trapped inside the chimney and even die. Using mesh or netting to cover potential nesting sites is also recommended, especially for the trays beneath air conditioning systems, which are a favorite spot for pigeons to build nests.

Pigeons nesting in trees
Pigeons nesting in trees

Contact Pigeon Control

Pigeon Control only uses humane methods to remove and deter pigeons from your home or business. Our team of experienced pigeon control specialists will assess the severity of the infestation and recommend the best course of action to remove the pigeons and prevent future infestations.

We also provide ongoing maintenance contracts to help ensure that your property remains pest-free. Our goal is to provide our clients with a comprehensive and effective pigeon control solution that is tailored to their specific needs.

If you’re experiencing pigeon problems, contact Pigeon Control today. Our team of experts will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote and answer any questions you may have about our services.

Contact us through our website or for 24-hour callout please call us on 0203 600 1045.