Pigeons are plump birds with small heads and short legs. They typically are bluish-gray with two black bands across their wings and iridescent throat feathers. Pigeons will eat almost anything, including seeds, grains, and garbage. Feeding pigeons significantly increase populations. Pigeons are also considered one of the most intelligent birds. They were used in both World War I and World War II to deliver messages.
Why Do I Have Them?
Pigeons are found throughout Wisconsin in cities and suburbs. Pigeons roost on window ledges, rooftops, and other manmade structures. Pigeons are opportunistic feeders. Open trash containers, large parks, farm fields, and densely-populated urban areas attract pigeons searching for an easy meal.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Pigeons can be quite problematic when they take up residence around your home or business. Pigeon droppings corrode buildings, kill vegetation, emit a foul odor, and spread diseases. Bird nests damage property and harbor harmful parasites like fleas, mites, and ticks.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Pigeons?
Pigeons are not protected by any federal or state laws. Our certified bird specialists use highly effective bird removal and exclusion methods to properly manage pigeon problems. Since every home is different, our technician will create a customized action plan for your situation. Installing bird spikes, netting, and deterrents will help discourage pigeons from landing and roosting. Live trapping and other hazing tactics will also help eliminate pigeon problems.
Preventing pigeons from roosting around your home and business can be a difficult task; however, you can take a few steps to help stop them. Refrain from feeding pigeons and remove outdoor food sources like garbage cans, pet food, and bird feeders. Alter open spaces and ledges to prevent pigeons from roosting.