What do pigeons look like?
Pigeons are thought of by many to be one of the most rodents in the world. They’re filthy, spread diseases, and are hard to manage. While some pigeons can be considered housed birds, they are also huge population of wild birds throughout in the United States in both rural and urban areas.
Physical characteristics of a pigeon comprise:
- Size ranging from 11 to 15 inches long
- The color is light gray on the head, body and shoulders.
- Two dark bars that run across the tails and wings
- Metallic-colored feathers on the neck, the breast and the head
- A beak that is pinkish-gray
- Red-colored feet
Are pigeons dangerous?
Similar to rodents, pigeons carry and carry a wide range of diseases that can cause illnesses in humans. They also have a kind of fungus which grows in their feces that can cause histoplasmosis. Pigeons carry disease-causing parasites, such as fleas, mites and ticks into the homes they acquire.
Along with spreading infectious diseases and causing other health issues, pigeons cause problems for business and home owners. The nest of a pigeon and its excrement can damage buildings like rooftop eaves, the gutters and electrical equipment as well as ventilation and electrical equipment. The poop that the pigeons produce build up on the roofs as well as the subterranean ground below. The trash is unpleasant to see and can cause dangers for slips and falls.
Why am I having problems with pigeons?
If shelter and food are readily available, pigeons make use of it. They have come to depend on humans to meet their requirements. Pigeons reproduce throughout the season but spring and fall being the best breeding seasons. When they are in the wild, pigeons consume various things, including berries plants and even tiny insects. The ones who live near to urban areas eat nearly everything we eat and pose a threat to the outdoor dining areas garbage cans, trash bins, and even in garden areas.
Where can I locate Pigeons?
Pigeons live in groups, with equal numbers of females and males since the birds are polygamous. Pigeons nest in a variety of locations, including:
- Barns fields, feed mills
- Parks and fields
- Warehouses, buildings’ roofs and spaces under bridges
- Chimneys, garages, attics and sheds
How can I eliminate Pigeons?
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Let us collaborate with you in taking the necessary steps to get rid of your current pigeon problems and prevent them from recurring. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to our clients and community, our employees, as well as the environment. With more than thirty years of expertise, we protect Pittsburgh residential and commercial properties from the threat of pigeons as well as other pests. For more information on our Pigeon Control Services contact us now.
How can I stop birds from coming back in the in the near future?
Follow the tips below to avoid issues with pigeons
- Clean out gutters that are blocked and take birdbaths off your property to prevent bird’s access to water sources.
- Take bird feeders off your property as well as other food sources. Make sure you have lids on trash bins as well as compost containers.
- Maintain the garden, taking fruits and vegetables that have fallen to the ground.
- Install a motion-activated sprinkler system to discourage pigeons from residing or sitting on your property.
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