Pigeons are the number one pest bird problem in the United States. They will nest and roost on, in and under many different structures. To keep pigeons from defacing and damaging property, it’s important to know where they roost and nest. What they eat and how they often gather in such large numbers.
Food, Shelter and Safety
Pigeons prefer lofty places that offer safety from predators and the easy access to food and water. Today’s pigeons have grown highly dependent on humans for food and sites for roosting, loafing and nesting. The birds need about 1 ounce (30 ml) of water every day, so look up from any source of free-standing water and chances are you’ll find them. This is also why pigeons prefer roof spaces that contain unsealed water tanks or cisterns. Continue reading