Pigeons in the attic or on the roof? Those pesky rock doves leaving droppings all over are common pigeons. Pigeons are notorious for causing significant damage to buildings, vehicles, property and machinery with their excessive droppings. Not only do pigeon droppings cause odor and aesthetic problems in public places, droppings can also increase the rate of building destruction. Pigeons Pigeon Control: Facts & Removal Pigeon Damage & Pigeon Problem Prevention For the prevention of pigeon damage and pigeon problems, Critter Control offers several effective methods of pigeon removal and pigeon control. The best way to keep pigeon damage controlled is to implement a bird management program composed of multiple control strategies for getting rid of pigeons and cleaning up the droppings. We use multiple approaches of pigeon control, such as pigeon trapping, in order to eliminate the pigeon problems and any associated health or damage concerns, covering all bases necessary. Why Is Pigeon Control Important? Pigeons carry a number of diseases and can cause excessive damage to property, buildings, automobiles and machinery. The droppings deface buildings and can also kill vegetation. The pungent odor and unclean appearance is unpleasant to passing pedestrians and customers. Economic losses can be significant due to the need to clean droppings, repair damage and to maintain safe working conditions. In addition, feathers can plug ventilation units and can cause other problems including health hazards. These problems require an expert that specializes in pigeon control. For professional pigeon dropping, feather cleanup, pigeon trapping, pigeon removal and pigeon control services, call a Critter Control office near you at 800 CRITTER. Pigeon Exclusion By Critter Control Critter Control pigeon removal specialists can help exclude pigeons from buildings by sealing off their entry points into structures. This helps to reduce the amount of pigeon problems and the number of loafing or nesting sites, which in turn reduces the amount of pigeon damage. We commonly use wire or nylon bird netting, electric shock fences and bird spikes. Pigeon trapping has also been known to be an effective solution for getting rid of pigeons. Trapping Pigeons Trapping pigeons warehouses or other enclosed areas is also an effective method used in pigeon control. Various types of live-traps can be used to remove pigeons. Dispersal tactics and chemical repellents are employed as well, to reduce pigeon numbers in a given area and further control pigeons. Some examples of dispersal techniques are shellcrackers, visual devices and bird distress calls. Chemical repellents are sticky substances used on ledges, railings or structures to discourage roosting on those areas. Always consult an expert before trying any of these pigeon control methods. Why Use a Critter Control Pigeon Removal Professional to Handle Pigeon Control? Pigeon problems are dangerous, as pigeons carry several transmittable diseases that can be caught by pets, livestock and humans. Pigeon problems occur because droppings contribute to several health-related conditions, as droppings are composed of fungi and airborne spores. The most common transmittable disease pigeons carry include: Histoplasmosis Cryptococcus Toxoplasmosis Pigeon Ornithosis Encephalitis Salmonellas Pigeon control is best accomplished with an integrated bird management program, utilizing a combination of control techniques. Pigeon habitat modification is the elimination of food and water supplies, along with nesting and loafing sites to help reduce the pigeon population. Another technique to control pigeons is excluding them from structures that they use as nesting or loafing locations. Exclusion work is done with nylon or wire netting, bird spikes or using electric shock fences. The professionals at Critter Control can install exclusion systems for you to help get rid of pigeons and pigeon proof your house or office!