Pigeons are one of the most notorious avian pests across the nation and Cape Cod is no exception. Dependent on human activity for sustenance, pigeons are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica. They build their nests in lofts, steeples, attics, barns, caves, parks, warehouses, on bridges or anywhere architectural features allow for roosting. Although they have evolved to eat mainly seeds and grains, their interactions with humans have caused their diets to grow to almost any food source they can find.
The Problem with Pigeons
- Crop/Garden Damage
- When pigeons find a field of crops or garden full of healthy plants, they can strip the vegetation until there is just stalks and veins.
- It is important to remove these pests from vulnerable landscapes.
- Building Damage
- Pigeons are not picky when it comes to building their nests. If a pair decides to build on/in anything having to do with roof water drainage, it can clog the process and cause standing water. This leads to costly roof damage.
- When a pigeon has to go, it goes. Because the droppings are acidic, continuous exposure may cause roof materials to erode.
- Health Problems
- Pigeon droppings are not only dangerous to roofs. They are known to carry diseases that are transmittable to humans carried through guano, or bird droppings.
- In order to stop the risk of exposure to these serious pathogens, you must deter the pigeons from your home and business traffic. We at Critter Control know how to repel pigeons and keep them gone.
Trapping and Removal in Cape Cod
As pigeons spread a number of diseases, individuals are safer not approaching them. In areas where pigeon infestations threaten the general public's health and well-being, pest control professionals should be called in to handle the problem. The trained technicians at Critter Control have the tools and knowledge of pigeon behavior to effectively and safely remove the birds.
We can help you get rid of pigeon problems. Call Critter Control of Cape Cod today: (508) 690-0076Request a Quote