How Dangerous Are Pigeons On Your Las Vegas Property?

a pigeon on a windowsill

What is the craziest thing you have seen a pigeon do? If you spend enough time in downtown Las Vegas, you may have witnessed these pests crossing roads like pedestrians, picking through garbage to hunt for food, and perching on telephone wires waiting to swoop down for a quick bite. There are even some cases where pigeons find their way into buildings by opening automatic doors! All in all, pigeons are clever creatures. They are also incredibly dangerous. How dangerous? We have your answer today along with some helpful strategies to keep these pests off your property.

What Draws Pigeons To Properties?

Pigeons go where they can gather food safely or with minimal risk. Because few people pay these birds mind here in Las Vegas, they have no trouble finding places to get food regularly. Another thing that draws these pests to a property is sheltered areas under the eaves of buildings and in other hard-to-reach places higher up on structures. If you run a business that handles food and has outdoor seating, you will be more likely to have trouble with pigeons on your property.

The Dangers Of Pigeons

Pigeons are not aggressive birds. You will never see one attacking a random pedestrian. What you will see is fecal droppings all-around your property. This bacteria-ridden excrement is often a host to a range of dangerous diseases. The more fecal matter there is in an area the higher risk there is that people will get sick. Some of the most common sicknesses these pests spread in our area include coccidia, parasitic worms, canker, Hexamita, and chlamydia.

Pigeons also carry parasites such as fleas, mites, lice, and ticks onto properties. These smaller irritants drink blood, carry their own diseases, and are cause for serious concern. Fleas can carry and spread murine typhus. Ticks can cause Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. If you have ever dealt with lice or mites, you already know how bad they are.

How Intelligent Are Pigeons?

There are few creatures as intelligent as pigeons. These smart birds regularly find clever ways to get into buildings, scavenge for food, and avoid danger. Many people have trouble getting pigeons off their property simply because of the fact that they keep getting outsmarted. Don’t let this be the case for you.

Some Strategies To Keep Pigeons Off Your Property

There are a variety of strategies that help deter pigeons from properties. Some are more effective than others. We recommend avoiding sound and visual deterrents. Even though a plastic owl might seem intimidating, it is only a matter of time before pigeons realize there is no real threat. Here are a few helpful prevention tips we do recommend.

  • Make sure outdoor eating areas are properly covered.
  • Upgrade to pigeon-proof bird feeders.
  • Install motion-activated sprinklers in your yard.
  • Remove food sources around your property.
  • Invest in tight-fitting lids for all of your trash cans.
  • Seal off entry points around your home or business that might allow pigeons a way to get inside.

The Only Guaranteed Solution To Pigeon Problems

If you are looking to fully pigeon proof your home or business, there is one simple trick you should know. Get a professional involved. At Anderson Pest Control, we implement advanced bird control measures around properties to eliminate attractants and make nesting as uncomfortable as possible for these invasive pests. All of our control plans are built around the needs of your property and offer the best protection possible from area pests.

Call us today for more information about our offerings and find a time to have your Las Vegas property treated for pigeons.