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I’ve Got 99 Problems and a Pigeon’s One

Pigeons aren’t the most popular of birds, even the most avid bird enthusiasts aren’t often a fan of these feathered foes, which is a problem, as there are around 18 million pigeons in the UK alone.

A young person on a scooter, riding through a city centre, with hundreds of pigeons flying around him.

Pigeons seem to be everywhere you go and can congregate in large numbers. Not only are they notoriously noisy and a health hazard, but they can cause havoc by creating a whole lot of mess and damage to our properties, blocking chimneys, guttering and destroying roof tiles.

The Main Problems with Pesky Pigeons

Pigeons Are Bad for Your Health

No, we aren’t just talking about the stress that they can cause. Pigeons leave a lot of droppings, which can be a health hazard. Not only do they carry mites themselves, but their droppings are known to carry diseases and contain unpleasant bacteria. This bacteria can lead to Chlamydiosis, which produces flu-like symptoms, and Psittacosis, which is similar to pneumonia.

Pigeon Poop Causes a Whole Heap of Damage

Pigeon droppings can cause the ground to be dangerously slippy around buildings. Even worse, their faeces is highly acidic and corrosive, which can cause irreversible damage to buildings, statues and can eat away at your roof tiles and outdoor machinery.   

Nesting Nuisances 

Nests, feathers and dropping can block gutters, drains and rainwater pipes resulting in structural problems down the line. They are also known for nesting over chimneys and ventilation systems, which can block airflow into the property. 

Pigeons Take the Coo Out of Cool

Whether alone or in large numbers, pigeons are incredibly loud with their cooing noises for hours on end. This could be detrimental to your sleep, but it could also be a fundamental problem if you own a business and customers decide they do not want to return because of this noise. 

If you have any of these problems, I’m sure you want to solve the issue fast!

Effective Pigeon Control and Prevention

Pigeon proofing can be a difficult task, as pigeons are happy to set up their nests pretty much anywhere. 

Similar to other bird control, deterring the birds from returning to the areas where they have been causing a nuisance is key. 

With the right tools and knowledge, dealing with unwanted pigeons can be quick and effective. Confirm A Kill’s pigeon control solutions offer almost immediate results as we make the area they have settled undesirable, with the installation of a range of bird proofing systems, including:

  • Netting systems.
  • Stainless steel spike systems.
  • Bird wire systems.
  • Optical bird gel.
  • Bird deterrent systems. 
  • Bird of Prey pest control. 

If you’re experiencing problems with unwanted pigeons in your domestic or commercial property, then we are here to help. 

Please get in touch, and we will be happy to carry out a free of charge inspection and recommend a course of treatment: / 0115 913 5724.

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