No matter where you live, the most common bird you see is the pigeon. People like to see pigeons in a public place, but when it comes to a private area, they seem messy because no one wants to see their place dirty, filled with pigeon droppings.
According to many countries, ’ wildlife service authorities’ pigeons are considered a real threat in the form of bird pests, and no one likes roosting pigeons on their roof or parking lot. The droppings contain uric acid with leave stain on the roof of your car and your house.
So, do you want to get rid of them? Yes! There are some solutions that won’t hurt pigeons, and they will not live or build their nest near your place.
Let’s check out the solutions.
- Use Anti-Roosting Spike Strips
Installing anti-roosting spike strips almost anywhere that you want to rid pigeons from, can help you a lot. You can avail them from any garden centers or hardware stores. Put them together using the manufacturer’s instructions, and you have a simple, effective way to prevent any birds from landing on your roof.
- Use Repellents
There are many kinds of repellents, both chemical and natural, which can be applied to your roof to deter pigeons. Visual repellents can provide a temporary solution when you’re trying to get a handle on your pigeon problem but it is not effective for long time because if pigeons get accustomed with it they won’t fear it any more. You can hang reflective bird diverters from strings around your building.
- Take proper preventive measures
Pigeons like to build their nest inside houses. So, to prevent that from happening, you need to take some action. Block all holes and entrances you would prefer not to be accessed, like:
- Gaps between the roof shingles or in the siding of your house.
- Cap your chimneys with stainless steel and mesh caps.
Pigeons love to make their nest in vents. Install caps to prevent them from getting inside. But it is always better to hire a professional to seal your home. That is because trying to get rid of pigeons yourself can be quite tricky.
- Scare off The Pigeons
If you see the Pigeons, spray them with water from a hosepipe or sprinkler. Water will stop pigeons flying as they do not like water being sprayed at them. It won’t hurt them, but it will hopefully prevent them from settling down on your property. However, if you wait until they set up home, it will be too late. So, it’s best to scare them off while you can. You can also place a pigeon scare on your roof. They are lightweight kites that take the place of hawks.
Conclusion: Though pigeons are very common birds but living with birds’ droppings is not a very healthy thing. So, it is better to call professionals to handle them if you cannot take care of the situation.