Pigeons will find homes anywhere, whether it be the city or the suburbs. You could have acres of land or even a small balcony and they will still make an appearance. Once they become comfortable in one spot, they may come back with other pigeons as well. If this happens, their excessive cooing or droppings may become an annoyance for you.
Here is a list of tips on how to get rid of pigeons.
Clean Your Home’s Exterior
Any recycling or compost bins need to be secured and clean. Typically, pigeons will be drawn to leftover food that is in your garbage bins. Cleaning your home’s exterior will deter pigeons from visiting and it may also deter other wildlife from visiting your property. Make sure other members in your home know to keep your garbage, recycling, and compost bins clean and secure as well.
Prevent Pigeons From Nesting
Just like you, a pigeon needs a home. Once a pigeon nests, it becomes much more complicated to remove it. You can contact a professional to install bird spikes along any surfaces or edges where pigeons would likely land and nest. The bird spikes will not harm the pigeons but simply deter them from landing. If you live in a condominium or apartment building, you could request that your building has bird netting installed to keep them away from the building entirely.
Seal Potential Entrances
If you have any hidden entrances into your attic, make sure you get them sealed. Pigeons can gravitate towards any opening into the attic, since it offers shelter from the outside. Sealing potential entrances will also keep other wildlife from entering your attic.
You may try all the options above and still find that you can’t deter pigeons. If that’s the case, contact a professional to come and remove them or set up features to keep them away from your home.
If you want to get rid of pigeons, contact us here at Pigeon Tom and we will take care of it for you.