pigeon problems

Want to learn how to get rid of pigeons?

Thoughts about pigeons range from considering them rats with wings to admirers joining international organizations where members engage in lengthy discussions regarding breeding and color variations. Even though we consider them pests, some of these birds have done a lot of good.

In fact, here are 21 Amazing Facts that you probably didn’t know about pigeons! Believe it or not, 32 pigeons have been decorated with the Dickin Medal for their World War I and II contributions. From wars to Wall Street, pigeons have been the key to success. However, in this day and age, we don’t need them roosting on our houses or carrying messages for us.

There are about 310 species of pigeons, and they can be found almost everywhere on earth, except the Sahara Desert, Antarctica, and the Arctic. They feed on seeds, fruits, and plants, and the uric acid in their droppings can damage the finish on buildings and cars, among other things. While the word “pigeon” is often used interchangeably with “dove,” doves tend to be the smaller of the species.

Pigeons tend to leave their messy “impact” in a lot of inconvenient places, but it is unsafe and illegal to bait pigeons, or to try to shoot them. However, there are four ways we can show you how to get rid of pigeons:

  1. Apply a unique, adhesive substance with a simple calking gun. This sticky stuff will make the landing pigeon immediately relocate, as he will not like the feeling of this safe, non-chemical repellent.
  2. Place expertly-designed, flexible-yet-durable, aluminum-tipped, high-density bird spikes where birds roost. These spikes work great where you have a particular void or where roof lines meet and form a hole that the birds like.
  3. Trap them, up to 20 at a time, with one of our pigeon traps! This humane practice is simple, and allows for the humane removal of this pest, too.
  4. Importantly, work with your neighborhood to make sure that everyone’s on the same page (i.e. is someone nearby, unbeknownst to the rest of the neighbors, feeding the pigeons?). This is critical.

Stop by any one of our Bug & Weed Mart locations today to find out which solution works best for your pigeon problems.