How to Prevent your Commercial Building from Pigeon Infestations
Pigeons are also known as dove, homer, squab, pouter, turbit, tumbler, roller, or fantail. They are found throughout much of the world, and are widely seen in large and small cities across the country (US). For those who own a commercial building or are in charge of its maintenance, identifying pigeons can be important. They are stout-bodied birds with short necks.
Common in many cities, pigeons can nest on trees, ground or ledges. They have become adapted to urban life, and because of the year-round food supply, pigeons will roost and establish territory for a long period of time near businesses and residences. Urban environment can offer a vast source of foods, and is usually a big incentive for pigeon populations to grow along certain areas. With the right environment, pigeons can congregate in large flocks around buildings.
Keeping your building well maintained can help prevent pigeons from accessing your building, especially after property damages, such as loose tiles, broken windows and deep/wide cracks on walls.
Once established in a place, pigeons can be a headache. Pigeon droppings will quickly make a mess and spread diseases. Also the elevated costs spent on repairs, can be reduced significantly if bird proofing systems are installed prior to infestation. Prevention is always the key.
To prevent pigeons from entering or roosting on your building, BirdMaster installs highly effective bird proofing systems. BirdMaster carries a variety of products, such as Bird Control Netting, Springuard, Trident, BirdPulse, VolTape, PermaMesh, and BirdBellows. Choosing the appropriate system can be challenging, but BirdMaster’s professionals understand the psychology of birds, which is why our installations have worked in places where feathered pests have remained unmoved by everything from spikes and chemicals to air cannons.
BirdMaster offers humane bird control systems. They do not harm birds. Killing pigeons or any other birds are not going to solve the infestation problem. Usually birds will not relocate if pigeons die or are killed there. Many building owners attempt to kill pigeons, by using poison, to reduce their number, however this usually has little effect on the size of pigeon populations. These offensive methods of bird proofing are proven to be ineffective. If birds are poisoned, surviving birds are left with more food per bird, which attracts pigeons from outside areas, helping them to re-establish quickly.
For over 20 years, BirdMaster has been protecting our nation’s national treasures from pest bird infestations. Our bird control portfolio includes sites like the Statue of Liberty, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and a legion of other prestigious landmarks.