Rock Pigeon Removal Services: Preventing Infestation of Rock Pigeon
Imagine being woken up by the soothing sounds of birds and enjoying the tranquillity of your backyard. This calm picture can change into a nightmare if those birds are rock pigeons. These are not just ordinary birds. They are also called feral pigeons or city pigeons. As a result, they can quickly become nuisances by damaging properties – an act that creates unhealthy conditions and spreads diseases. Express Pest Control provides service for Rock Pigeon removal and pigeon Control in Port Moody, Langley, Delta, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey, Tri City, Vancouver, and the surrounding area.
What Are Rock Pigeon?
Rock Pigeon is a common sight in cities around the world, Rock Pigeons crowd streets and public squares, living on discarded food and offerings of birdseed. In addition to the typical blue-gray bird with two dark wing bars, you will often see flocks with plain, spotted, pale, or rusty-red birds in them. Introduced to North America from Europe in the early 1600s, city pigeons nest on buildings and window ledges. In the countryside they also nest on barns and grain towers, under bridges, and on natural cliffs.
Understanding Rock Pigeon Behavior
To eliminate rock pigeons from your area, it is important to understand their behaviors. Rock pigeons usually flock together in cities, behaving like human beings in that respect. A number of them build their nests on buildings bridges and other structures because they have adapted well to life in cities where there are feeding grounds as well as nesting sites, and shelter.
Size & Shape
Larger and plumper than a Mourning Dove, Rock Pigeons are tubby birds with small heads and short legs. Their wings are broad but pointed, and their tails are wide and rounded.
Variable in color, but most birds are bluish gray with two black bands on the wing and a black tip to the tail. Most birds have iridescent throat feathers. Wing patterns may include two bars, dark spots, or can be plain. The tail is usually dark tipped.
Pigeons often gather in flocks, walking or running on the ground and pecking for food. When alarmed, the flock may suddenly fly into the air and circle several times before coming down again.
Pigeons are familiar birds of cities and towns. You’ll also see them around farmland and fields and in their archetypal habitat, rocky cliffs.
Can Pigeons Spread Disease?
One of the major concerns regarding pigeon infestation is the potential spread of diseases. Though not all pigeons are carriers of diseases – their presence in large numbers elevates risks for some diseases. Therefore, it is important to know these health risks so as to keep you safe and others.
Diseases Associated with Pigeons
Pigeon’s droppings feathers and parasites like any other bird may transmit them through such ways. Some of these illnesses comprise:
Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease caused by inhaling spores of a fungus that grows in pigeon droppings.
Cryptococcosis: Another fungal infection, cryptococcosis mainly affects the lungs but can also spread to the central nervous system.
Psittacosis: A bacterial infection called psittacosis can cause pneumonia-like symptoms in humans.
Prevention and Protection
It is important to prevent pigeon infestations and maintain hygiene levels to reduce the risk of contracting such diseases. Cleaning and disinfection of areas affected by pigeon droppings on a regular basis and wearing protective clothing reduces chances of infection enormously.
Signs of Pigeon Infestation
Identifying early signs of pigeon infestations can help you prevent further damage and manage the situation before it becomes overwhelming. Look out for the following symptoms:
Accumulation of Pigeon Droppings
When pigeon droppings accumulate in a certain place, it shows that there are several pigeons around that area. If you find pigeon droppings on rooftops, ledges or window sills, this is a sure sign that the birds have settled in.
Nests and Nesting Materials
If you find pigeon nests or nesting materials anywhere around your home, it means that these birds are invading your house. Twigs leaves feathers and other things are used by pigeons to build their nests.
Damage to Surfaces and Structures
Buildings and structures can be ruined by pigeons through nesting. Such can involve dislodging roof tiles blocking gutters and drains and damaging air conditioning units. Signs of damage resembling nest building activities are a sign of pigeons living in your house.
Audible Cooing and Fluttering
The population of pigeons determines whether or not one can hear them cooing constantly. Also, lots of flapping wings sounds near roosting sites often means many pigeons.
How Express Pest Control Will Help?
When faced with a pigeon infestation, seeking professional assistance from a pest control company like Express Pest Control is the most effective solution. Their expertise in dealing with pigeon removal and the comprehensive services they offer will help restore peace and protect your property.
Express Pest Control thoroughly assesses your property to identify the extent of the infestation and the factors attracting pigeons. They develop tailored solutions to address your pigeon problem based on their findings.
Express Pest Control offers maintenance programs and follow up inspections to ensure long-term success. This ensures that any re-infestation risks are promptly addressed, and your property remains pigeon-free.
Express Pest Control is equipped with experienced professionals with extensive knowledge about bird behavior and removal techniques. They follow safe procedures and abide by all environmental laws and regulations to deliver effective and responsible pigeon removal services.
To learn more about our pigeon removal services and book an assessment, Call Us at 604-499-6530. Take action today to eliminate pigeon infestation and protect your property!