Should You Let Pigeons Nest in Your Garden or on Your Property?

Pigeons nesting in trees

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When do Pigeons Breed and How Often?

Peak breeding season for pigeons usually begins in March until July however feral pigeons will breed all year.  They usually lay 2 eggs and can have 2 – 6 broods per year. I takes around  18 – 20 days for the eggs to hatch and chicks are fledged and leave the nest after around 30 days.

What Should you Do if Pigeons are Nesting on Your Property? 

Pigeons will nest in a variety of places. They will look for somewhere they feel safe from predators and will often build more than one nest as back-up in case they feel threatened. If a nest is built on your property in an area where there are no serious safety concerns, you will need to allow the eggs to hatch and the fledglings to leave before you can remove the nest. However, if the nest is built in an area where you do not want them, for example in your loft area which could cause harm, you can contact licensed pest control to remove the nest.

Pigeon Nesting in Loft

Do Pigeons Nest in the Same Place Every Year?

Pigeons and other birds are known to return and re-use old nests. Their nests become stronger over time as they are held together with their poo, so they are re-usable. They also remember areas where they have successfully raised their chicks and return to areas, they feel safe. Abandoned nests can be removed without licence, but you must make sure the nest is empty and not being built or used.

How Do I Get Rid of Pigeons Nesting in My Garden?

It can be difficult to stop pigeons nesting in trees if your garden has them and unless you feel it’s unsafe you should let them. You are entitled to protect your property from nesting birds and there are a variety of methods such as Bird Spikes, Bird Wires, Bird Netting. In extreme circumstances bird deterrents such as lasers or falconry could be used.

What Happens if You Disturb a Pigeon Nest?

When nesting, birds and their young are vulnerable and any disturbance could cause injury or even kill the birds. Even worse, parents can abandon the nest leaving their young to starve to death.

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

Why Do Pigeons Keep Returning to Your House?

Pigeons usually seek two things, easy access to food and safe place to nest. If pigeons frequently return to your property, it is likely they have found a source of food. The source could be food scraps or even a bird feeder in yours or a neighbouring garden. Pigeons are very brazen and have become used to living in more urban environments so don’t mind being amongst people.

Contact Pigeon Control to Remove Pigeon Nests

We provide a diverse array of pest control solutions to address the needs of homeowners and business owners, ensuring effective eradication of pigeons and preventing their return. 

Drawing upon our extensive expertise, we have found that employing a combination of methods provides excellent results in deterring pigeons from roosting on your property. Strategies such as falconry and the installation of bird spikes have proven to be highly effective.

With our range of services, we strive to provide holistic solutions that address the specific needs of home and business owners, ensuring effective pigeon control and long-lasting results.

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.