With these tips, your balcony or garden will be free of pigeons
Pigeons are pretty fun when they’re hanging out in public areas like squares, fountains or parks. Where people can watch them and enjoy their company. But they can also become an issue when they infiltrate your home and garden. Find out how to get rid of pigeons around your home.
The common pigeons, like the rock doves, are the kind of pigeons that can become a problem when they hang out around your home or garden. That is because they usually pick one spot they like and then stay there. They litter their new home with nesting materials, feathers and poop. According to The Spruce, pigeon poop can cause leaks or damage on your roof and they can spread disease. Especially in high-risk individuals. And that means that you don’t want to deal with a pigeon infestation.
How to get rid of them?
So, how do you get rid of pigeons when they decided that your home is now theirs? Pigeons like to live in places that have enough water, food and shelter. And that means that it is important to check why pigeons are drawn to your balcony or home. So, find out where they get their water, food and shelter from. If you can figure out why they chose your home, you can tackle the issue at the source.
Food and water
Check if you have any easily accessible food or water sources around your home. Make sure your garbage or compost bin isn’t open and accessible to pigeons and get rid of any bird feeders or bird baths you might have.
The pigeons are looking for a nice place to rest and live. And that means that you should try your best to make your balcony or garden seem less attractive to them. You can do so by putting up bird netting or a screen. You could also place bird spikes, a shock strip or use bird repellent gels.
If you don’t feel comfortable with any of the mentioned methods, you could also use scare tactics to keep the pigeons away. An easy way to do this, is by hanging up a reflective item or by putting out a plastic model of a predatory bird. Ultrasonic sound devices could also help to scare the pigeons away.
With these tips, you’ll be able to keep your home and garden pigeon free!
Source: The Spruce | Image: Unsplash, Nathan Dumlao