How can you assess if a flock of pigeons is setting up a home on your property? Once common on farm properties, pigeons are increasingly prevalent in urban areas.
The feral pigeon is a descendent of the rock dove, and they often nest on sills and ledges and in roof spaces, gutters, empty containers, and rooftops. Bird infestations can lead to chimney fires, damaged roofs and solar panels, blocked gutters, and corrosion. As well as causing a mess that is hard to clean, bird guano can have a lasting effect on decks, cars, and exterior painting.
Signs of a pigeon infestation include:
- The sight of lots of birds on roofs and edges
- Loud bird noises
- Nests and nesting materials
- Horrible smells
- Damage to your property
- Bird guano or droppings