Do you have a pigeon problem? In the UK, pigeons seem to be everywhere you go, in parks, outside your work and even on the roof of your home.
Not only noisy but also incredibly messy, pigeons on the roof of your home can drive you to distraction!
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to quickly and effectively remove pigeons from your home forever.
6 Ways to get rid of pigeons
1. Use an ultrasound pigeon repeller
Pigeons, like all birds, have a great sense of hearing and have the ability to hear sounds that humans cannot. Ultrasound pigeon repellers can help to remove pigeons from your property by emitting bird distress calls and sounds that predators make.
These can be heard by pigeons within a 1-acre radius and are highly effective at keeping pigeons and other birds away from your home.
2. Install a scare pigeon
Some of the most common predators for pigeons are falcons and hawks but unfortunately you cannot hire these birds of prey to scare pigeons away from your roof.
However, what you can do is to invest in a scare pigeon. As the name suggests, these are devices that are intended to scare pigeons away from your home.
The best scare pigeons are 3D and life-size and make erratic and realistic noises to scare pigeons.
3. Place reflective items on your roof
Pigeons do not like bright flashes of light so anything reflective can help to stop them landing on your roof. This is a highly affordable solution, as there are lots of different items that you can place on your roof such as old CDs, small mirrors or even just aluminium foil strips.
Alternatively, if you want to purchase something specifically intended for reflection purposes, outdoor reflective tape is very effective.
4. Call in pigeon control
If your pigeon problem is out of control, then pigeon control experts are just what you need. With experience and expertise in the field of pigeon removal, they will be able to competently and quickly remove pigeons and other birds (such as seagulls and starlings) from your home.
5. Install anti-roosting spikes
If you have ledges on your property that local pigeons love to roost on, then you need to install some anti-roosting spikes. These minimise the areas of your home where pigeons can get a foothold and make your home a less viable option for pigeons to land on.
If you are worried about how these will affect the look of your home, you will be pleased to hear that you can now buy clear spikes that are barely visible.
6. Eliminate food sources
If other pigeon deterrents have been unsuccessful, then you may want to try eliminating their food sources. Food is one of the strongest motivators for pigeons with some of their favourite items including berries, seeds, grains, beans and fruits.
Take the time to observe their feeding habits near your home. Are they attracted to fruit trees or bushes in your garden? Or are they surrounding your rubbish bins?