Humane Pigeon control solutions for Minnesota. Trapping & removal of nuisance pigeon flocks. Long term exclusion & deterrent options. Damage clean up and pigeon feces abatement. Commercial, Industrial, Residential.
Pigeons are responsible for untold millions of dollars of damage each year in Minneapolis and St Paul area. Uric acid in the droppings are highly corrosive. Debris from roosting flocks can build up. This can back up gutters and drains, causing damage to roofs and other structures. Extensive damage to air conditioning units and other rooftop machinery is common. There are other costs that can be associated from Pigeons taking up residence. This includes slip and fall liability, and projection of an unclean, dirty company image. This can result in a loss of profitability for your company. Besides physical damage, the bacteria and parasites found in pigeon droppings sometimes represent a health risk.
There are a wide variety of solutions available for handling a pigeon infestation in Minneapolis. The best solution for pigeon problems, is complete exclusion with a 2″ mesh StealthNet. Many ledge problems can be solved by using products such as Birdwire, Bird-Flite Bird Spikes, as well as Bird-Shock Flex-Track electrical track. When bird pressure is heavy in an area, exclusion work must be accompanied by flock dispersal methods. This includes trapping or use of moving predator effigies like the reflective Eagle eye products from Bird Barrier. Flock dispersal alone is not a long term solution; especially in medium-heavy pressure situations like when there are food/water/shelter sources at the site. For pigeon trapping , control, removal , and long term warrantied solutions for your pigeon issues in Minnesota, give us a call or email.
Pigeons may be live-trapped on building roofs and other target locations. Pre-baiting the traps so that the birds are accustomed to it, will increase success. Water is also available in the trap. Trapping in any given area will usually reduce the number of pigeons quickly and humanely, it is labor intensive, and most of the time a great reduction measure.
Pigeon Nest Control
Nest building is very simple and often consists of a few stiff twigs. The male will pick the site. They prefer small flat areas away from the ground. Look for nests along building ledges, bridge supports, air conditioning units, window sills and the like. In crowded flocks, Pigeons will even forgo nest building and lay eggs directly on a protected ledge.
Breeding- Pigeon are monogamous and a mating pair will typically have three or four broods a year. The female will usually lay two or sometimes three eggs at a time. The eggs are a solid bright white color. The eggs take roughly 18 days to hatch and 35 more days before the fledglings leave the nest.
Cycles- Pigeons are not migratory. Their natural instinct is to stay near their birth site. This trait gives the pigeon a very determined personality when it comes to roosting at a particular site, much to the dismay of the inexperienced pest control technician. The daily cycle of a Pigeon is to roost at night, feed in the morning and loaf in the afternoon. The seasonal cycle is as follows; courtship in the early winter, nest building in late winter and breeding in the spring. Pigeons molt once a year in late summer.
Pigeon Damage Clean-Up
Any feces or material that might be contaminated should be removed from the work area and should be disposed of or decontaminated properly and safely to avoid cross contamination or it could pose a health hazard. Before an activity is started, the quantity of material to be removed should be estimated. (If the approximate volume of dry bat or bird feces in a building can be estimated,) Requirements established by local and state authorities for the removal, transportation, and disposal of contaminated waste should be followed. Arrangements should be made with a landfill operator concerning the quantity of material to be disposed of, the dates when the material will be delivered, and the disposal location. If local or state landfill regulations define material contaminated as infectious waste, incineration or another decontamination method may also be required. For a quote on pigeon poop clean up services around the twin cities give us a call.
Pigeon Damage Safely Removed
Due to airborne work practices and dust control measures to reduce worker exposures to contaminates, have not been fully evaluated, using personal protective equipment (PPE) is still necessary during some activities. During removal of an accumulation of bat or bird feces from an enclosed area such as an attic, dust control measures should be used. Wearing an approved respirator, gloves and disposable coveralls are recommended to reduce further the risk of exposure.