Feral pigeons are the most prolific urban pest bird in the world, causing millions of dollars in damage annually. They multiply rapidly and their droppings and nests attract more pigeons. The corrosive uric acid in their droppings can eat into paint, metal, plastic vinyl and even stone. Their feathers, nests and droppings can wreak havoc with rooftop ventilators, AC units, solar panels, skylights, drain spouts and rain gutters, causing all sorts of costly damage. In addition to physical damage, the bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites found in pigeon droppings can create a serious health risk. Finally, there’s simply the cost of cleanups as droppings gather to deface signage, windows, walls, entryways and doors—another ongoing maintenance expense.
Which Pigeon Deterrents Work Best?
Fortunately, there are a number of highly effective and humane ways to get rid of pigeons. Here’s what the bird control pros at Bird B Gone recommend:
• Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Recommended to permanently get rid of pigeons from rooftops, parapet walls, light fixtures and other flat or curved surfaces, Bird B Gone bird spikes are used by property owners worldwide. The spikes come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths to provide increasingly wider areas of protection—up to 10 inches wide. These rugged spiked strips feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design, which means the spikes are firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. This flexible base bends a full 360 degrees, so it can easily “follow” a variety of curved mounting surfaces.
• Bird Jolt Flat Track Kit. This low-profile, electric track system produces a harmless electric shock that “educates” pest pigeons to stay off ledges, signage, parapet walls and similar building surfaces. Lightweight and flexible, the track is easy to install—it bends 360° without compromising its electrical integrity. It’s the only electric track bird deterrent system with patented anti-arcing and glue troughs designs for improved safety and performance. Available in six colors.
• Bird Net 2000 Heavy Duty Netting. One of the best ways to get rid of pigeons from overhangs and other semi-enclosed areas, this netting is easy to install using Bird B Gone’s complete line of professional grade installation hardware. Made of a tough UV-stabilized polyethylene mesh, industrial strength Bird Net 2000 is extremely durable, rot and water proof, and flame resistant. The netting comes in several area sizes and colors (black, stone or white) to blend in with its background. Bird Net 2000 is often specified in architectural plans and is backed by a 10-Year Guarantee.
• Bird Wire. Combining economy and efficiency, this post-and-wire system gets rid of pigeons gathering on ledges, rails, signs, rooftops, and many other curved or flat surfaces. The system, uses a wire attached to springs, which are attached to posts, walls or other fixed mounts. When pigeons land on the wire, the system causes them to wobble, zig and zag, making them feel very insecure. This quickly prompts birds to move on to another more secure landing zone.
• Bird Spider 360. Easy to set up and very effective, this multi-legged “Daddy Long Legs” device gets rid of pigeons and prevents them from landing on AC units, lights, signs and rooftops. Ruggedly designed for outdoor use, it features marine grade stainless steel “arms” in four leg lengths to protect diameters up to 8 feet. A PVC base allows the Spider to be easily placed wherever pigeons gather most often.
• Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic. This sound-based device gets rid of pigeons by broadcasting pre-recorded distress and predator calls that continually intimidate these birds. Ideal for keeping pest pigeons off lofty, hard to reach areas, the device is water resistant, programmable, and comes with a built-in speaker that will cover up to an acre. Because it’s solar powered, no AC access is needed, so it can be placed wherever pigeons gather most often. The natural bird sounds will not bother customers, employees or tenants.
Passive Ways to Get Rid of Pigeons
To augment the above deterrents, property owners can also use passive ways to get rid of pigeons. These include keeping trash containers closed, eliminating water puddles (caused by rain or sprinklers), and discouraging people from feeding them.
Backed by Expert Assistance
If you’re not sure about which product would work best to get rid of pigeons, Bird B Gone has over 80 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also work with a network of authorized