Pigeons, our towns and cities offer the perfect environment for feral pigeons to thrive, as an abundant supply of discarded food waste from fast food outlets, factories, shopping centres and office blocks provides perfect breeding and roosting sites.
Pigeons breed at an alarming rate with the female pigeon able to produce up to seven pairs of eggs per year, with each pair being laid prior to the previous young pigeons (squabs) having left the nest.
If they are not controlled, a few feral pigeons can very quickly become a large and well established flock creating large amounts of Guano (pigeon droppings), which is not only unsightly, but the acid content can eat into soft stone and cause long-term damage to buildings, and can carry pathogenic organisms.
Pigeons can also carry a number of potentially infectious diseases such as salmonella, tuberculosis and ornithosis (a mild form of psittacosis - pneumonia-like symptoms), and they can be a source of allergens, which can cause respiratory ailments like pigeon fancier's lung and allergic skin reaction. There is potential for these illnesses to be spread to people through contact with pigeon droppings, dandruff and feathers; pigeon parasites; or where dead infected pigeons get into food or water sources.
As with gulls, pigeon nest droppings, and feathers also block gutters and rainwater pipes causing water damage.
We pride ourselves on our humane approach when dealing with feral pigeon problems and in many cases can offer a range of exclusion measures and deterrents.
Pied Piper Pest & Wildlife Management has an extensive knowledge of bird control, and will visit your premises and carry out a full and thorough survey to determine the best course of action for the control of feral pigeons in and around your premises.