Originally bred with the Rock Dove and kept as an agricultural food source, Feral Pigeons are birds descended from domesticated pigeons. The Rock Dove’s natural habitats are mountains and sea cliffs, which is why we usually find the Feral Pigeons high up on building ledges, roof tops, or other high up hard to reach areas. The Feral Pigeon has evolved to live in urban areas and clash with humans. They can transmit several diseases to humans and their droppings are responsible for thousands of dollars in damages to buildings.
Pigeons are considered the oldest domesticated bird and can grow quite large. Their plumage is usually darker in color with two black bars on the wing. They can also have a blueish grey or iridescent green necks with a grey head and orange/pink feet.
Harmony recommends a combination of techniques to help manage pigeon populations. This could include trapping, installing deterrents, nets, sticky gels, chemical control, and shooting. If you have a pigeon infestation Contact Harmony for help!
Every year businesses spend thousands to clean up after urban pest birds. Some of the most common birds pests such as Crows, Pigeons, and Gulls can leave behind droppings that can cause building damage. Their acidic droppings can cause staining and erosion of buildings materials. If the infestation is left untreated, their droppings can also pose health risks and create slipping hazards for employees and customers. Urban pest birds prefer to roost on buildings where they build their nests. These nests can clog gutters and drains and pose a fire risk from lightening or extremely high roof temperatures.
Product link: Reflect a bird – bird deterrent
The video below is an examples of Harmony’s process for installing bird deterrent at apartment and commercial buildings. The product used (link below) is effective for several types of birds including Sparrows, Starlings, Swallows, Woodpeckers, Pigeons, Grackles, Crows, Geese, and Seagulls. The application shown in the video is for Pigeon control. Contact Harmony Pest Management for more information about the installation process for your bird deterrent needs.