Pigeons can create all sorts of problems for the business or home owner if allowed to go unchecked. Their droppings can look unslightly and smell. They can dislodge roof tiles, block your gutters or scare your customers away. The sooner the problem is addressed the better as once pigeons gain a foothold in a property they are much more difficult to remove.
Buildings and cars can be made unsightly with droppings and when wet, those droppings can become slippery and dangerous. Pigeon nesting locations can also attract infestations of mites and fleas which in turn can attack your customers or family.
Pigoens also carry diseases including Ornithosis, Psittacosis, E.Coli and Salmonella. Spores can break out of dried droppings and can be inhaled which can cause illness in humans particularly those with low immunity levels.
The first step in tackling an infestation of birds is to ensure there are no food sources available in and around your property. Then all nesting and roosting locations need to be removed which can include filling in ledges and holes, making slopes inaccessible, landing prevention, scare balloons and fake birds of prey. Bird traps and poisons may also be used where appropriate.