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Feral Pigeons (Pest Bird Control)

Feral Pigeons control Glasgow

Feral Pigeons, known scientifically as Columba livia domestica, are a significant issue throughout Glasgow, the rest of the UK, and the world. Feral Pigeons depend closely on man for their food and shelter and without taking the necessary precautions or actions, they will cause a significant number of issues around your property.

Feral Pigeons – About

Unlike other pests, pigeons should be very well known to just about everyone. They are prevalent in every town and city throughout the world and are still common throughout country and suburban environments.

All feral pigeons have descended from domesticated pigeons, used for various tasks such as delivering letters, which have escaped and flourished in the wild. In their natural habitat, these birds would have lived on sharp cliff faces, making them well-suited to the steep building faces in our towns and cities.

Feral pigeons usually build their nests in protected environments and sheltered areas such as buildings and other industrial or agricultural structures. Large numbers of such pest birds’ nests are often found in loft spaces, the underside of bridges, sheltered ledges of buildings, and also within derelict factories or homes.

All of these areas act as ideal breeding grounds, and will very quickly start to suffer from significant deposits of dangerous bird droppings as well as nesting materials.

Feral Pigeons Glasgow

Feral Pigeons live up to a maximum of four years and breed prolifically, reaching sexual maturity after only six months after birth. Columba livia can breed in any season and produce 7 broods per year with each brood contain at least 2 offspring. As a result, one breeding pair can very quickly create a colony.

Feral pigeons usually colonize areas by entering through loft spaces, damaged roof, unsecured windows or via gaps in derelict buildings. They are very talented at spotting weaknesses that they can exploit and are known to detach loose roof tiles and such to reach an ideal nesting area.

Once they colonize an area, their deposits of bird fouling build up quickly and can even cause significant structural damage. If such fouling is left for a reasonable length of time, it can become layered up to several inches and will become a very real health hazard to anyone nearby.

As a precaution, birds fouling should only be removed by our trained individuals using their specialist protective equipment since it will harbour certain dangerous bacteria which can cause serious diseases. A good example of such a bacteria is Salmonella.

It is therefore of uttermost importance to exclude such birds where possible since clean-up work resulting from a colony can be costly if you need to have it carried out repeatedly.

The most cost-effective method of stopping a colony from setting on your property is to have proofing techniques carried out. This involves things like bird netting, bird spiking, bird wiring, avishock, or a number of other more niche solutions.

We can also deal with eggs to reduce the population of a colony. Killing the pigeons directly is often illegal due to wildlife protection, but it is perfectly legal to sterilise the eggs to stop them from ever hatching.

Our technicians will carry out a full survey of your property and develop a suitable plan that responds to all of your individual needs and requirements.


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