Pigeons in OKC may cause problems because they travel in flocks, and they can create a large mess. If you own a business, flocks of pigeons can inhabit the areas outside of your building, leaving droppings on cars and entrances to your organization. In homes and businesses they can nest in attics and crawl spaces, leaving behind a mess to clean up in addition to odor and destruction of property.
In the bustling streets of Oklahoma City, pigeons are a staple. We see them on our commute to work, while we’re out shopping, and any time we stroll through downtown. Pigeons travel in large flocks, leaving excessive amounts of bird droppings wherever they go. These droppings can strip paint from cars, stain building façades, and deteriorate building materials.
Pigeons are so accustomed to human activity that they have been known to wander inside storefronts or to roost within residential homes, sheds, and attics. They eat seeds and grains, but also garbage and bits of human food; pretty much anything that humans will feed them. Their reliance on humans means they won’t be going away anytime soon.
Critter Control of Oklahoma City can rid your home and property of pigeons by carefully assessing what exactly is attracting them to the area in the first place. After that, our wildlife experts will remove the birds and ensure that they aren’t able to reenter.
How to Protect Your Property from Pigeons
Pigeon droppings are unsightly and carry diseases such as toxoplasmosis and encephalitis. They can contaminate large stores of food and carry parasites in their feathers. Pigeons are nearly inescapable in the city setting, but there are ways of keeping them out of your personal space and off your property.
To control the pigeon population, we must control their food source. Bird feeding in parks should be regulated to discourage pigeon congregations and open trash bins and road litter need to be avoided. Property owners shouldn’t leave any type of food or garbage out in the open, and can trim their trees and shrubs to prevent nesting.
Another way to prevent pigeons from nesting is by installing bird spikes on your property. A professional pest service can help you install these harmless spikes, which block birds from perching on your property. Mesh bird netting is another humane option and can keep birds from nesting on personal property.
The trained experts at Critter Control of Oklahoma City know how to remove pigeons without harming them or contracting dangerous diseases. Let us take care of your pigeon problem for you, and enact prevention techniques to avoid a flock in the future. Contact or call us today.