Pigeon Pest Control

Pigeon Control in London

Why Do Pigeons Need to be Controlled?

Pigeons are a common sight in urban environments around the world, but they can also be a nuisance and a health hazard. As such, pigeon control is necessary in many cases to reduce the risks posed by these birds. Here are some reasons why pigeons need to be controlled by pest control:

Pigeons are known to carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to humans. These diseases can be spread through contact with pigeon droppings, feathers, and other materials. One of the most dangerous diseases associated with pigeons is Histoplasmosis, a fungal infection that can be contracted by inhaling the spores from pigeon droppings. This infection can cause severe respiratory problems and even death in some cases. Pest control measures can help to prevent the spread of these diseases and protect the health of the people living or working in the affected areas.

Pigeons can cause significant damage to buildings and structures. Their droppings are highly acidic and can corrode metal and other materials. They can also clog gutters, drains, and air conditioning units, which can lead to water damage and mold growth. In addition, pigeons can cause damage to insulation, wiring, and other components of buildings, which can lead to costly repairs. Pest control measures can help to prevent this damage and protect the value of the property.

Pigeons are known for their nuisance behaviors, such as perching on buildings, roosting, and nesting. This can create unsightly messes and unpleasant odors, and can also attract other pests such as rats and mice. Pigeons can also create noise disturbances, which can be a nuisance for residents and workers in the affected areas. Pest control measures can help to prevent these nuisance behaviors and create a more pleasant living or working environment.

In some cases, allowing pigeons to roost or nest on a property can be a violation of local laws and regulations. This can result in fines or other legal action against the property owner. By implementing pest control measures, property owners can avoid these legal issues and ensure compliance with local regulations.

Pest control measures can also help property owners to save money in the long run. By preventing property damage and health risks associated with pigeon infestations, property owners can avoid costly repairs and legal fees. Additionally, pest control measures can prevent the need for ongoing clean-up and maintenance associated with pigeon infestations.


How Do We Control Pigeons?

Our technicians have years of experience in dealing with pigeons, and they understand what pigeon control solutions are suitable based on the circumstances and the problem. That’s why we start with a pest control audit, where we identify the size and type of infestation in your home or business. Our technicians are accredited experts, so you can be confident that we understand what steps to take and how to adhere to all regulations.

Each infestation is unique, and to deal with it correctly, we first have to determine how your property is affected and what control measures have to be put in place. Furthermore, we don’t just deal with pigeon removal in the short term. We also focus on ensuring that pigeon deterrents and pigeon pest control work in the long term. This ensures that the likelihood of suffering from an infestation in the future is low.

The type of approach we take will depend on your circumstances. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of pigeon control solutions available. We can use parallel wires to keep pigeons away from certain areas of your home or business. We can also install anti-bird spikes, which are not designed to harm the birds but will prevent them from landing and roosting on your property. Bird netting is another option, which can help to keep pigeons out of certain areas.

Other effective solutions include decoy kites, lasers, and bird gels. Bird gels leave a sticky residue that causes the birds to temporarily stick to surfaces. The aim is for the gel to act as a deterrent. In some instances, falconry can be used to get rid of pigeons, as this causes them to feel threatened, and they will move on from the area.

Whatever approach we take, we make sure that we deal with the problem and the cause where possible. This all helps to prevent future problems with pigeons and put the right control measures in place. With a range of solutions available, we can help you overcome the issues you are facing and ensure that your property is free from pigeons for good.

Don’t put up with nuisance pigeons any longer. Contact our team today, and let us help you identify and implement the right pigeon control solution for your circumstances.