Bird Pest Control: Pigeons

pigeonPigeons are pesky birds that may inhabit your property more than you might desire. Today we are going to give you some information about pigeons and how to get rid of them. Read on to find out more about pigeon problems, and contact Las Vegas Pest Control if you have any questions or pigeon problems.

Understanding pigeons

Pigeons, also known as Rock Doves, are monogamous and will lay one to two eggs which hatch within eighteen days. Young are fed “pigeon milk” which is regurgitated food from both males and females. While mating occurs year round, the peak mating seasons are spring and fall. These animals are commonly gray with a whitish rump, two black bars on wing feathers and a broad black band on the tail, and red feet. The have two legs, are up to about 11 inches and 13 ounces, and are found throughout the US.

Pigeon habits

Pigeons prefer grains for food and people will commonly feed pigeons unintentionally by spilling food or it in open trash containers. Pigeons roost in areas above round and will readily nest in steeples, as well as voids on outside areas of buildings and other protected areas.

Pigeon habitats

Pigeons are dependent on humans to provide them with food, roosting and nesting sites. They are commonly found around agricultural areas as well as warehouses, feed mills, and grain elevators. They are also commonly found in cities around parks, buildings, bridges, and any other structures.

Pigeon threats

Pigeons are filthy birds, causing disease and damage. Their droppings are known for triggering human slips and falls, as well as accelerating the aging of structures and statues. This makes it imperative to get rid of pigeons in highly trafficked areas. More seriously, pigeons may carry diseases such as cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, food poisoning, and more. Also, their droppings may harbor the growth of fungus which causes hisoplasmosis. Other pests may live on these birs, including lice, mites, ticks, fleas, and other pests. Pests may also infest nests such as stored product pests.

Getting rid of pigeons

To prevent or get rid of pigeons, homeowners need to make roosting and nesting areas impossible and inhospitable. Filling in access to voids, sloping resting areas, and preventing landing by using devices will help. Scare balloons, plastic birds, or plastic snakes rarely work except for a very short period. Keep all food and standing water out of reach of pigeons. In commercial settings do not participate in pigeon feeding.

If you have any questions about how best to get rid of pigeons, speak with a professional today. We can help you understand how to do this, and help you get rid of these problems in your yard. If you are wondering how you can do this without harming your family or home, talk to us today. We incorporate integrated pest management that will get rid of pests in the most effective way without harming your home. Contact us today for more information on this type of pest management.