A Guide to Pigeon Problems & Solutions
People often think that pigeons and other urban birds are cute and an awful lot of fun to feed. However, what many people don’t realize is that they can and will cause a plethora of negative issues for your residential or commercial property. Bird and pigeon control in NYC is one of Standard’s key specialties. Did you know that while interesting to look at, they can be a real nuisance for business and even your home. A big concern in the animal control sector is that these birds carry fleas, mites, ticks, lice and other biting arthropods which can spread disease to humans. We’re not talking about the common cold either, these are bugs that can present a serious health risk.
One of the problems with these pests is that they feed on the pigeons and their young in their nests which could be sitting on your roof or next to your AC, when the pigeons or other birds leave the nest, the mites, ticks or fleas spread out and could end up biting you. Or the fungal spores from their nests may also enter your environment causing potential health risks. According to the New York City Department of Health, there are three types of disease which can be transmitted by pigeons; Histoplasmosis, Cyptococcosis (fungal infections) and Psittacosis (a bacterial infection).
Methods of Pigeon Control
Our Pigeon Control Methods consist of a assortment of solutions designed to eliminate or at least manage these problems.
- Live Pigeon Traps which allow us to remove birds from the offending area.
- Pigeon Proofing by utilizing a variety of tools we can deny birds access to your rooftops, vents, signs, window sills, gate boxes, shaft ways and any other area they want to call their filthy home. First we identify the bird pressure as to whether it is a nesting or loafing site. Then we employ the best method of keeping them out and of, this is called exclusion. Among the tools available to our skilled technicians are bird spikes, bird netting, sloped plastic tiles, bird wire and even a low voltage electrified track to train them to move on. All methods are placed discreetly so for the most part what you don’t see is birds and their unsightly disgusting droppings. Oh and the cleanup of the nests and corrosive droppings, we can do that too and disinfect the area as well.
When it comes to pigeon control in NYC, you can always count on Standard Pest Management to keep the birds away from your home or business!