Pigeons are a nuisance that can really mess up your day. They poop all over the place, they make noise, and some even carry diseases. Pigeon prevention is easier than pigeon removal- here’s how to get rid of pigeons for good!
There are three ways to prevent pigeons from coming onto your property: exclusion, harassment and deterrents. Exclusion prevents them from entering by blocking their access with physical barriers like netting or bird spikes. Harassment involves scaring them away with loud sounds (like fireworks) or frightening objects (like mylar balloons). Deterrents use unpleasant smells or tastes to discourage birds from landing on surfaces where there might be droppings; these include using bitter apple spray, chili pepper.
Some ways to get rid of pigeons
Deter pigeons by using a motion-activated sprinkler
Deter pigeons in your community from perching on local structures or pooping all over the place with an automated sprinkling system. This is great for people who have little time to care about bird poop and don’t want their car covered in it either.
Use bird netting to cover the roof of your home
When deciding to cover your roof with bird netting, it is important that you get a high quality product. This will ensure the safety of all birds in and around your home from falling through or getting stuck on fragile materials such as glass windows. The best way to make sure this happens is by choosing sturdy material like steel wire mesh which comes in different size openings depending on what kind of species are most common where you live. If raccoons have been trying to break into your house at night, then small opening sizes should be chosen for maximum protection against animal infestation
When thinking about covering roofs with bird netting , one needs adequate measures so harmful animals don’t fall down onto their fragile surfaces (such as glass). Steel wire mesh provides the sturdiest , and fittest option for keeping various species of animals out. If pigeons s are a common occurrence in your area, small mesh openings should be chosen to prevent any animals from entering (or trying to enter)
Place fake owls and hawks in strategic spots around your property
Place fake owls and hawks in strategic spots around your property to make it hard for predators like the hawk or owl.
Spray citronella oil on doorways, windowsills, and other entry points
A few drops of citronella oil can be a great way to keep your home mosquito free. Simply place the oil on doorways, windowsills and other entry points around your house in order to create an area that mosquitoes will want nothing do with!
A lovely scent is just one benefit you’ll gain from placing some citronella oils at various locations inside or outside your home. Not only does it smell wonderful but this common plant-based insect repellent also works as well if not better than many commercial options available for sale without any harmful chemical side effects when used properly!
Install wire mesh over vents to keep out birds
Prevent hungry birds from entering your home by installing wire mesh over vents. The fine meshing will keep out even the smallest of pests, and it can be easily removed when you want to install a new vent cover or repair damage on an existing one.
Cover chimneys with screens or metal caps so that they can’t roost there
To prevent birds from getting stuck in your chimneys, cover them with screens or metal caps.
Stuff I used to get rid of pigeons
JT Eaton’s 4 The Birds Gel is a professional-strength, tacky, polybutene repellent that can be applied to any structure where pest birds rest, roost or nest. This highly effective bird repellent prevents nesting by creating an uncomfortable surface for birds. JT Eaton’s 4 The Birds Gel is formulated with a proprietary blend of active ingredients that repel and deter pest birds from landing on treated surfaces.
The gel formula allows for easy application and quick drying time in high-humidity environments such as attics or eaves
Stuff I didn’t use (but came highly recommended)
Bird-X BirdXPeller Pro Electronic Bird Repeller is the most humane and effective way to keep pest birds out of your yard. This electronic bird repellent emits natural bird sounds and predator calls that scare away pest birds such as pigeons, starlings, sparrows, gulls, crows and more. Safe for you and your pets, these high-frequency sounds are inaudible to humans but intolerable to nuisance birds.
BirdX BirdXPeller Pro Electronic Bird Repeller. Power Requirements: 110v or 12vDC. Safe, humane, and effective pest control. Covers up to 1-acre of property with fully customizable settings. Sound Pressure: 105–110 db at 1 meter. Frequency: 3–5 kHz (Version 1 repels Pigeons, Starlings, Sparrows & Gulls). Note: The item should be used downward to avoid moisture).
Bird-X STS-10-R Regular Width 6-inch Stainless Steel Bird Spikes
The Bird-X STS-10 R Regular Width 6″ Stainless Steel Bird Spikes are a great way to protect your property from unwanted pests. These stainless steel spikes are designed to prevent birds from landing or perching on rooftops, porches, garage doors, windows and more. The bird spikes can be mounted onto almost any surface and work best when installed in areas where birds land for long periods of time. They are made with heavy duty steel that will not rust or corrode, and will be a great addition to your home.
6″ Stainless Steel Bird Spikes from BIRD-X come in widths of 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ to cover almost any area that needs protection. They are designed for mounting on flat or slightly rounded surfaces as well as angled surfaces such as roof peaks, bay windows, ledges, gutters and sign posts. The stainless steel bird spikes work best when installed parallel with the mounting surface. To install the spikes simply peel off the adhesive tape covering each one and attach them using an exterior grade construction adhesive (not included). If you have other bird control products like our Bird Repellent Gel or Scare Tape from BIRD-X these 6 inch stainless.
Tired of the bird poop on your house? We have the solution. De-Bird is a simple, effective and humane way to protect your home from woodpecker damage. The discs are made of durable plastic that swivels in the wind, reflecting sunlight and moving shadows to scare birds away. Each package contains 2 disks that will keep up to 12 sq ft area protected from birds and other wildlife like pigeons, ducks, owls and geese. Hang them anywhere there’s a problem: gutter ends, roof edges or other areas where they might
Pigeons are a nuisance for many homeowners, but they can be kept off your property by using one of three methods. Exclusion is the most effective way to keep pigeons from coming in; it involves blocking their access with physical barriers like netting or bird spikes. Harassment is another option that scares them away with loud sounds (like fireworks) or frightening objects (like mylar balloons). Deterrents use unpleasant smells or tastes to discourage birds from landing on surfaces where there might be droppings and these include using bitter apple spray, chili pepper and more. Which method have you found to work best?