Many residential and commercial properties are subject to the various hazards of the Feral Pigeon. Pigeons find the ledges of high buildings a perfect substitute for sea cliffs, and have become abundant in cities all over the world. They are often considered a pest or even vermin, owning to concerns that they spread disease, damage property, cause pollution with their excrement, and drive out other bird species. Some also consider pigeons an invasive species, which is why pigeon control is so important.
With these birds come a number of different problems and concerns including the following:
- The Feral Pigeon is known to spread diseases harmful to humans and other species.
- They run other bird species off, negatively effecting the natural ecosystem.
- Pollution caused by their ordure is dirty and disease filled.
- The Feral Pigeon has ability to cause damage to commercial and residential property.
Pigeon droppings are particularly dangerous. They are known to be associated with a number of harmful diseases. According to Medical News Today bird droppings are associated with over 60 different types of diseases, making them very hazardous to humans.
Two of the main diseases specifically associated with pigeons are Histoplasmosis, and Cryptococcosis. Common places to find bird droppings include ledges, attics, barns, signs, benches, sidewalks, offices, warehouses, schools, and more. Anywhere these birds gather can be a hot spot for their fungus filled droppings. Avoid touching these droppings when you come across them to avoid contracting these deadly diseases:
- Histoplasmosis is a potentially fatal respiratory disease. It can be found in dried bird droppings which carry a fungus that causes the disease.
- Cryptococcosis is caused by a yeast like fungus that is found in pigeon’s intestinal tract. The disease eventually becomes a central nervous system problem but first starts as pulmonary disease in a human being.
The natural habitat of the Feral Pigeon is along the coastline where they have plenty of cliffs available to make their homes. This begs the question, how have they become native to so many large cities that are nowhere near their natural habitat. According to the New York Times, the pigeon does not migrate south for the winter. Instead opting to stay in the cool climates throughout the cold months. In its domesticated form, the Feral Pigeon has been widely introduced elsewhere and is common in cities over much of the world. A pigeon’s life span is anywhere from 3–5 years in the wild to 15 years in captivity, though longer-lived specimens have been reported.
Intrusion Pest Control has the knowledge and expertise to provide solutions for all your pigeon control needs. Whether pigeons are nesting in an eve, perching on a ledge or loafing on your rooftop, we have a variety of resources to eliminate your pigeon problem. Call for a pigeon control estimate today! 702-280-4549
PIGEON CONTROL FAQ
Who do you call for pigeon control?
You call your local exterminator. You call Intrusion Pest Control.
How much does pigeon control cost?
The cost of pigeon control varies by the scope of the job. We offer a free inspection to your home and then give you a solution to the problem as well as the cost.
Do you provide pigeon control for solar panels?
Yes, we do. We use specific materials meant to be attached in such a way to keep pigeons from nesting and not affect the warranty of your solar panels.