Pigeon proofing

Feral pigeons foul buildings, automobiles and other public surfaces creating an unwanted, and unhealthy environment. This is particularly true for small children and the elderly. All sorts of pests may migrate from their nests into buildings and onto our skin and food supply.

Originally descended from the Wild Rock Dove, a cliff-face dweller, pigeons find a natural roosting place in cities in blocks of flats, a bit of Victorian Gothic architecture or an office building. In the absence of natural predators, birds which fall sick survive to infect healthy ones with ornithosis, influenza and other diseases, many of which can be transmissible to humans. Their accumulated droppings are also sources of disease and is the infection source into human beings.

Local authorities are empowered to deal with them under the Public Health Act, but nowadays many councils will only treat areas under their specific control. Thus private landlords or building tenants/owners usually will have to call a pest control contractor in.

Large nets, taut wires or blunt spikes are some of the tools and techniques put on buildings to keep pigeons off. Alternatively, stupefying materials may be used by contractors, under licence, or cage traps be set to catch pest birds, which are then humanely destroyed.

Regional Pest Services has specific expertise in dealing with pigeon proofing and control. We are able to deploy particularly effective pigeon proofing netting, wiring and spike systems, which we then maintain and improve to match the altered behaviour of local birds.

Contact us to speak about pigeon control and proofing issues you may have.

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Pigeons love to roost on buildings. In cities many pigeons can fall sick with diseases such as influenza which are transmissible to humans. They can spread this by infecting other healthy pigeons and spreading their droppings which can spread disease via pets, gardening or even car surfaces.