Pigeons carry a number of diseases and can cause excessive damage to Virginia 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.
Pigeon droppings can transmit a number of diseases such as histoplasmosis, pigeon ornithosis, salmonellas, cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Pigeons can host numerous ectoparasites as well, such as ticks, flies, fleas, mites and biting lice. These ectoparasites infest buildings and can bite humans and pets, which is why it's important to consult an expert to discuss pigeon control.
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 in Virginia can install exclusion systems for you to help get rid of pigeons and pigeon proof your house or office! Call today at 1-800-CRITTER.
Trapping pigeons in Virginia 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.
To successfully implement pigeon control and pigeon removal in Virginia, you must have an integrated pest management plan. Virginia Critter Control uses more than one approach to eliminate nuisance pigeons from an area and also manages the clean up and eradication of ectoparasites from the loafing, feeding and nesting sites of the pigeons.
The best Virginia pigeon control approaches emphasize a combination of deterrents, exclusion or modification of buildings to get rid of pigeons. Virginia Critter Control’s knowledgeable technicians have several pigeon control methods to pigeon proof your home or help to get rid of pigeons that congregate on municipal and commercial buildings in urban settings. We will work with you to pigeon proof your property, protecting it from damage. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-CRITTER.
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