• Pigeon Damage: Droppings and Disease

    Pigeon droppings can transmit a number of diseases such as histoplasmosis, pigeon ornithosis, salmonellas, cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Pigeons can host numerous ectoparasites as well, such as ticks, flies, fleas, mites and biting lice. These ectoparasites infest buildings and can bite humans and pets, which is why it's important to consult an expert to discuss pigeon control.

    Pigeon Proofing

    Pigeon control is best accomplished with an integrated bird management program, utilizing a combination of control techniques. Pigeon habitat modification is the elimination of food and water supplies, along with nesting and loafing sites to help reduce the pigeon population. Another technique to control pigeons is excluding them from structures that they use as nesting or loafing locations. Exclusion work is done with nylon or wire netting, bird spikes or using electric shock fences. 

    Trapping Pigeons

    Trapping pigeons in New York warehouses or other enclosed areas is also an effective method used in pigeon control. Various types of live-traps can be used to remove pigeons. Dispersal tactics and chemical repellents are employed as well, to reduce pigeon numbers in a given area and further control pigeons. Some examples of dispersal techniques are shell crackers, visual devices and bird distress calls. Chemical repellents are sticky substances used on ledges, railings or structures to discourage roosting on those areas. Always consult an expert before trying any of these pigeon control methods.