Pigeons are extremely disruptive birds species that have the potential to deface and disrupt several roofs, monuments, public property and even entire parks. Even though pigeons are a perennial favourite among bird watchers and bird feeders in any area, particularly in urban areas, they can cause great damage and discomfort to residents and users of open-spaces and other buildings frequented by pigeons. The dropping sof pigeons contain an extremely powerful acid known as uric acid. Uric acid is highly corrosive, and can hence damage the finish and the polish on buildings and vehicles. The droppings also emit an extremely pungent odour that makes breathing and olfactory functioning extremely difficult. The droppings also act as the perfect feeding and hosting location for several species of fungi and other germs which pose health threats and may cause diseases. Pigeons may also act as the vectors of several grave diseases such as Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis, and Psittacosis. The following are a couple of helpful suggestions that can help you deal successfully with the menace and threat caused by pigeons in buildings and public places. Be sure to pass on any tips that you find effective to your friends, family and close relatives who may be facing difficulties along similar lines on account of pigeons or their droppings and such.
1.Setting up barriers
Setting up barriers to prevent and discourage pigeons from entering areas is a common defence mechanism against the menace of pigeons. Barriers may usually take the form of anti-roosting spike strips. These strips may be attached to any place that the birds commonly perch on. Common perching points often include exposed beams and other high points in the house or the compound. Slinkies are another common and cheap measure that is used to prevent pigeons from menacing an entire region. Slinkies are usually spread out along the handrail of a balcony, making the whole railing extremely uncomfortable for the pigeons to land on.
- Using sticky chemicals
Sticky chemicals, that have glue or adhesive like compounds, can be used to make landing and perching of birds uncomfortable and difficult. These compounds are available in both aerosol and paste form, which makes their application easier and convenient. The sticky chemicals can cause the claws and feathers of birds to be stuck to the glue, making take-off and flight extremely difficult and tedious. Pigeons communicate with their peers any difficulties they face in their daily routine, and such communications ensure that the whole group of pigeons stays clear of your house. This helps to rid your house and property of the menace caused by pigeons and their droppings.
- Closing off entrances
Excluding pigeons from being able to or finally entering open spaces must be the first and foremost priority when trying ti get rid of the menace posed by pigeons and such other birds. All openings in and out of the house and property must me carefully and meticulously screened to ensure that pigeons and birds are unable to enter.