The Best Way To Get Rid Of Pigeons On Las Vegas Properties
August 20, 2021
Pigeons are a rather normal part of life around Las Vegas, Nevada whether you live inside the city or out. In fact, pigeons have become so widespread throughout the country that they start to fade into the background.
Most people don’t even pay attention to them until they start to become a problem on their property. However, while you might not think about these common birds, they can be a big pest problem.
Pigeons can be identified by the greyish feathers on their bodies and the two black stripes on their wing feathers. Their heads are iridescent green to purple. They can grow to be about 11 inches tall and weigh around 13 ounces.
Pigeons have adapted to living around humans, and they are quite adaptable. They will nest anywhere from rooflines and warehouses to cliffs and commercial buildings, and they will also eat all kinds of food items, even small scraps. Because pigeons are so flexible, they can be difficult to remove and they are also dangerous.
To help you prevent pigeons and protect your property from them, we’ve put together a guide that includes everything you need to know about these pest birds.
The Dangers Of Pigeons
While you might have a general idea that you shouldn’t touch pigeons, they are more dangerous than you may realize. First of all, their droppings can be a health risk that contains germs and diseases. Their feces can release a fungal spore called histoplasmosis that causes fever, cough, and chest pain. Pigeon droppings can also pose safety risks as the build-up of their droppings can cause slips or falls.
Secondly, pigeon feces can lead to property damage as they can cause buildings and machinery to start to deteriorate or stop working. This can cost a lot of money and time to clean up. Their droppings also stink and can even kill plants.
Because of these reasons, pigeons can be both dangerous and destructive, and it’s worth getting help to deal with them if they roost on your property.
How Can You Remove Pigeons From Your Property?
Have you seen pigeons around your home or businesses? If so, the easiest and safest way to remove them is with help from Anderson Pest Control. These pest birds can be invasive and hard to remove using DIY methods. And, dealing with their droppings and the birds themselves on your own can be unsafe.
Instead, let our expert team of local, friendly pest control technicians handle the issue. We offer both residential and commercial pest control plans, and it’s simple to get started. Just give us a call or send us a message to request a free quote.
Some Pigeon Prevention Tips
If you haven’t seen any pigeons around your property, now is a good time to take steps to prevent them. By taking these measures on your own and working with Anderson Pest Control, you can keep these dangerous pests away. Here are a few of the best prevention steps:
- Prevent pigeons from landing around the building by using spikes and netting.
- You can also use things like scare balloons, plastic snakes, or plastic owls to scare pigeons, but these are more of a short-term solution.
- Don’t feed pigeons near your property and remove bird feeders.
- Keep trash cans covered with lids at all times.