Pigeons love to live near humans especially when we have food outside. They love to clean up after us but what happens when these feathered friends get a little too close and won’t leave? You’ve got yourself a pigeon problem!
Pigeons love nesting near humans because we leave food scraps in our yards and our homes have protected, safe places for nesting that allow the flock to grow. With pigeons living in such close proximity, their feathers, droppings, and dead are near humans causing a nuisance and worse.
Pigeons are Pests (And dirty birds)
In addition to being a nuisance, pigeons are dirty birds, leaving their droppings all over your porch or patio. Dead pigeons, along with other dead animals, attract other animals and pests which only multiplies the problem. Even their discarded feathers are unhygienic; you should wash your hands immediately after contact.
While the homing variety may carry messages between locations, all pigeons carry more than that. Many are carriers of diseases including encephalitis and salmonella. They are also known to transport fleas, ticks, and mites which bite humans, dogs, and cats.
Pigeon droppings carry disease and attract other bugs which can enter your home, causing an infestation that may need to be treated by Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination.
How to Solve Pigeon Problems
There are simple things you can do to prevent and deter pigeons from making a home near your home:
- Keep outside spaces clear of food and garbage.
- Don’t feed birds of any kind in your yard or neighborhood. It only encourages them to stay and grow their flock.
- Properly screen vents to be sure pigeons and other animals have no point of entry into your home.
Pigeons can reproduce multiple times in one year making it important to contact a pest control company at the first sign of a problem.