Originally native to areas of Europe, North Africa, and western Asia, pigeons have spread to cities around the world. Mainly creatures of habit, they typically feed, nest, and roost in the same places day after day for years, which can cause problems for home and business owners.
Pigeons rely greatly on humans for food and shelter, using roofs, ledges and downspouts of buildings as nest and roosting sites, and feeding off open garbage containers, as well as bird grain set out by people for songbirds to eat. Pigeons can carry diseases such as salmonella, as well as pests such as fleas, lice, and mites, which can be harmful to humans and other animals. Pigeon droppings, which are highly acidic, can damage shingles, siding, and other structure materials, while also leaving you open to liability in case a visitor to your property experiences a slip-and-fall accident. Cleaning up after pigeons as well as repairs and maintenance costs can be prohibitive depending on how many pigeons you have living in your space.
Like many pests, the best deterrent for pigeons is prevention. Keeping pigeons out of your home and buildings keeps you from having to deal with clean up and fixing damages. Bird control spikes are a safe and effective addition to any surfaces that pigeons typically land on. Bird netting is a great addition to awnings and overhangs to keep them from behind overhead in entryways and walkways. For public, semi-enclosed and enclosed areas, bird repellent devices are a strong deterrent to birds but silent to humans.
If you have a pigeon infestation, do not wait; contact Cal-Rid Exterminators Inc. right away for bird control in Calgary. We’ll assess the problem on the spot, suggest methods of removing, repelling, or driving away the winged pests, and take appropriate measures to prevent their return.