Birds are a common animal. We see them all over the place, roosting on power lines, flying around our homes and offices, making their nests in trees, and pretty much anywhere we go. Some people even make a hobby of looking at birds or feeding them.
One of the more common birds we see in Las Vegas is the pigeon. These birds are usually gray with two black bars on their wing feathers and a broad black band on their tail. Full-grown pigeons can reach 11 inches tall. While pigeons are so common they may seem like a part of everyday life, they can become a problem if they take up residence inside or around your home. To learn about the issues pigeons can cause and the residential bird control and bird removal services we offer at Anderson Pest Control, read on.
Are Pigeons Dangerous?
When you think of birds, you probably don’t think of them as a dangerous animal. Most species we see around Las Vegas, including pigeons, aren’t likely to bite. At worst, they will follow you around hoping for food.
That doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Pigeons are dirty, and even people who really enjoy watching birds know not to touch them. But even if you don’t touch them, they can still transmit a variety of diseases, including:
- Food poisoning
On top of the health concerns, pigeon droppings can speed up the aging process for buildings and cause people to slip and fall. They can also be a vector for other dangerous pests like fleas, lice, ticks, mites, and more. As peaceful as they look flying around, pigeons can be a real danger on the ground.
How Can I Prevent Pigeons?
As dangerous as pigeons can be, keeping them away from your home and family is important. Even if you enjoy watching them, it is best to do it from a distance. Keeping pigeons under control is a matter of making some simple changes around your home. Keep in mind that some of the common pigeon control tips you hear about aren’t as effective as they are made out to be. Things like scare balloons, plastic birds, and fake snakes aren’t a long-term solution to keep pigeons away.
Here are some bird control methods that do help keep pigeons away:
- Eliminate standing water around your property.
- Remove food sources around your property.
- Slope areas where pigeons may rest.
- Fill in access to voids like eaves.
- Use devices to prevent pigeons from landing.
- Don’t ever feed pigeons.
Following these bird control methods should help keep these dangerous birds off your property. For professional help with pigeon control, call us today. We can help you develop a plan to keep these dirty and dangerous birds away.
What Should I Do If I Have A Pigeon Problem?
If you are currently dealing with a pigeon problem around your home, you need help from a professional pest control company. Pigeons are hard to get rid of on your own.
For professional pigeon control and bird removal, call us at Anderson Pest Control. Our trained residential bird control specialists can help. We will do a complete inspection of your home and property to determine what may be attracting pigeons. We will get rid of any pigeons that are currently on your property and make changes to keep them from returning. This includes installing landing deterrents and angled panels, as well as netting and wire mesh screens around nesting sites. Our technicians will also clean and sanitize areas of your home affected by pigeon droppings, so you can rest assured that you and your family are safe from pigeons and the issues they can cause.