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How to Get Rid of Pigeons

There's hundreds of them and pooping all over your property! Wondering how to get rid of pigeons? Pigeons are a problem at homes and businesses when they flock in large numbers. We can help you get rid of them safely, effectively, and ethically.

pigeons perching

The steps to take in addressing a bird infestation for pigeons are removing the birds' food sources, hiring a bird control company to relocate the birds, and installing bird netting over their former nesting grounds to keep the birds from nesting again next season.

Removing Bird Food Sources

The first step in removing pigeons is removing the pigeons' food sources. Common pigeon food sources are trash, discarded food left on the ground, and food intentionally fed to the birds. Each of these food sources should be removed from the birds.

Open trash containers should be replaced with closed trash containers and dumpsters should remain shut when not in use. Discarded food should be picked up quickly. And people should be reminded not to feed the birds.

To get rid of pigeons, any food source the pigeons are eating from should be removed. Without a food source, the birds will lose a major impetus to be in the area.

Removing Nesting Birds

The next step is addressing the nesting birds. When birds are flocking in large numbers, they are almost always nesting nearby. Birds like to nest in closed, covered places which provide them protection from predators and the elements. This could mean in the rafters of a canopy, in a ventilation system, under a bridge, in a parking garage, or another location.

pigeon nesting

When birds have already nested, the best step you can take is to hire a bird control company to relocate the birds. A bird control company will have the equipment to deal with the nesting birds, including the disease risk, parasite risk, and territorial pigeons. They will also be able to clean and disinfect the nesting grounds afterwards, preventing the spread of disease.

AviAway offers pigeon removal services. We have 30+ years of experience in bird control and have performed jobs for companies like Amazon, the U.S. Post Office, and Rite Aid. Click here to request a free bird control quote and start getting rid of pigeons today.

Blocking Off Nesting Grounds

After removing birds from their nesting grounds, the next step to take is to block off their nesting grounds to keep birds from returning next season. This is most commonly done with bird netting. Birds like to nest in covered, enclosed places. These locations can almost always be blocked off with bird netting. Installed properly, bird netting will block out birds with 100% effectiveness.

Bird netting is a long-term solution to a pigeon problem. It lasts 20+ years and will endure all weather conditions. Once installed, it requires zero maintenance to continue to block out birds.

We recommend that a bird control company installs bird netting for you after removing birds from their nesting grounds. These companies have professional experience performing these types of jobs and can install the netting correctly the first time around, letting you enjoy the full 100% protection bird netting offers against birds.

bird netting

Benefits of Getting Rid of Pigeons:

  • Remove Annoying Birds

  • Cleaner Environment

  • Remove Bird Nest Disease Risk

  • Remove Bird Nest Fire Hazard

  • Keep Birds Away

Summary: The best way to get rid of pigeons is to remove the pigeons' food sources, hire a bird control company to relocate the birds, and install bird netting over their nesting grounds to prevent the birds from coming back next season.

If you are experiencing a bird problem, AviAway can help. AviAway has 30+ years of experience servicing bird control problems and has performed work for companies like Amazon, Rite Aid, and the U.S. Postal Service. We offer services throughout the United States and Canada. We service all types of bird species, from pigeons and sparrows to geese and turkey vultures. Click here or call 844-247-3373 to request a free bird control quote and start getting rid of pigeons today.


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