How to Get Rid of Pigeons in Mountain Home, ID; Roosting Bird Repellent & Control Methods
Pigeons can cause damages to roofs along with major messes. They are also very difficult to control especially when your home or yard becomes the popular pigeon hang out. When you have pigeons roosting, or worse yet nesting on your roof, they become a major problem. Pestcom Pest Management will share the key steps to a successful pigeon control program.
Step 1. Bird Spikes – One of the most popular methods to control pigeons are bird spikes. There are various types of bird spikes that come in different shapes and sizes. However they all essentially work the same way. They prevent the bird from landing on ledges, roofs, eaves, and even light posts and garbage areas. They are typically hammered in and held in place with a nail. Some spikes are even glued down. They are usually installed in high areas prone to pigeons. You can usually find them in many hardware stores or a pest control company that deals with bird control will be able to install them for you.
Step 2. Weatherproof String Bird Repellent – Another similar method as the bird spikes is using a weatherproof string. They are great for fences or short walls where kids, other people, or pets may get hurt on the spikes. Use two posts and tie the end of the string to each post. This will help prevent birds or pigeons from landing on those areas.
Step 3. Bird Repellent Wire or Netting – To help keep pigeons from roosting or nesting in eaves or other cozy places, you can use mesh metal wiring or a weatherproof netting material. Install them in front of the cozy areas you’d rather not have pigeons. You can secure them in place with nails or staples. it will depend on what material your anchoring to.
Step 4. Eliminate Pigeon Resources – Most pigeons will gather in places they can find food, water, and nesting sites. One of the major problems with pigeons is they will eat almost anything they can find. They will go through garbage, look for discarded food and will even enjoy eating all of your pet’s food. Also as long as there is water they will drink it regardless as to what color or how dirty it is. As long as a place provides shelter from poor weather or predators, pigeons will nest just about anywhere. In general, they are simply not a picky bird. This means you must remove potential water and food sources, and prevent them from nesting around your home or property.
Step 5. Seek Professional Bird Control – It is important when you get overrun with pigeons that you do what you can to reduce the problem. However there comes a time when you may need professional help. Each pest control company varies in their services. Locate a pest control company that offers bird control programs. We are trained and have all of the tools necessary to help remove your pigeon problem.
Pigeon Bird Control
If you’re having pigeons invade your home and property, contact Pestcom Pest Management. We provide pigeon bird control services and will help keep these nuisance birds off of your roof and away from your home. For all your pest control needs, contact Pestcom Pest Services today!