The pigeon is the number one urban bird pest. They exist in large numbers in every city across the country. They are not afraid of people; they roost and nest readily in man made structures and they have a diverse diet. The standard pigeon has a short neck with a small head. Their short legs with the level front and hind toes allow them to perch on branches as well as walk on flat surfaces.
Birds can be pests too, especially in our part of BC where the urban Vancouver area provides plenty of food and habitat for pigeons, crows, starlings, and other sometimes pesky members of the bird family.
Pigeons are responsible for untold millions of dollars of damage each year in urban areas. The uric acid in their feces is highly corrosive. Roosting flocks can cut a roof life in half. Extensive damage to air conditioning units and other roof top machinery is commonplace. There are also other economic costs associated with pigeon infestations such as slip and fall liability and projection of unclean, dirty company image. Besides physical damage, the bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites found in pigeon droppings represent a serious health risk .Pigeons can carry disease for humans and their pets in city situations .
They can nest high so check beams ledges and rafters.Bird droppings and nests can host disease and parasites. A good cleaning will not only protect you and your family from any disease, but also eliminate scents that help a bird identify their old nest.
pest control companies have several methods to remove birds from your home.Ideal Pest Control uses the following products for bird’s problem in your home or business .