Why Should You Control Pigeons on Your Property?

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Pigeons are a rather normal part of life around Las Vegas, Nevada whether you live inside the city or out. In fact, pigeons have become so widespread throughout the country that they start to fade into the background. Some people call pigeons “rats of the sky.” And for good reason: pigeons are dirty birds that carry disease and can cause significant damage to your home or business.

If you have pigeons on your property, you must act quickly because they reproduce rapidly. The longer you wait, the more pigeons you will have and the more expensive the damage and removal will be. Pigeons can cause expensive damage to a property in a short period.  They can also spread disease and contaminate food.

While you might have a general idea that you shouldn’t touch pigeons, they are more dangerous than you may realize. 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 histoplasmosis. Other pests may live on these birds, including fleas, lice, mites, ticks, and other pests. Pests may also infest nests such as stored product pests.

Have you seen pigeons around your home or businesses? If so, the easiest and safest way to remove them is with help from American Pest Control. These pest birds can be invasive and hard to remove using DIY methods. And, dealing with their droppings and the birds themselves on your own can be unsafe.

If you haven’t seen any pigeons around your property, now is a good time to take steps to prevent them. By taking these measures on your own and working with American Pest Control, you can keep these dangerous pests away. Here are a few of the best prevention steps:

  1. Use of ultrasound pigeon repeller
  2. Install a fake pigeon to scare others away
  3. Deter pigeons with reflective surfaces
  4. Install anti-roosting spikes
  5. Use pigeon repellent gel
  6. Install a motion activated sprinkler
  7. Install a bird shock tape
  8. Install weatherproof string
  9. Eliminate food sources
  10. Close off all places pigeons would like to live
  11. Get rid of the bird bath
  12. Install a pigeon net
  13. Put mesh over your chimney
  14. Remove nesting materials and droppings
  15. Trap and release

Getting rid of pigeons on your own is definitely possible, but you might save yourself a huge headache by calling in a professional team that has been doing it for 50 years. We would love to help you control your pigeons and we have the experience to do so. You can visit Amerian Pest Control to learn more about Pigeon Control and Disease. Give us a call at 702-382-6366 to get your pigeons under control today.

Reference:

Gagliardo, Anna, Paolo Ioalé, and Verner P. Bingman. “Homing in pigeons: the role of the hippocampal formation in the representation of landmarks used for navigation.” Journal of Neuroscience 19.1 (1999): 311-315.