I installed two TV camera under the eves of my house. The %%% pigeons use it
as a landing point and crap all over my garage apron.
What might serve as a pigeon repellant, at reasonable cost? They make
so-called pigeon spikes but they are quite expensive on the internet.
Thanks for any help
I had a customer who was having problems with the flying rats.
He put up an owl decoy and when I climbed on the roof to check
on things, there was a pigeon screwing the decoy and glaring
at me for interrupting him.
I'd be thinking air rifle and pointy hunting pellets. Nearly silent,
and not likely to attract much attention.
Glad the cops didn't interfere with her pigeon shoot. Well, until they
really had to do something.
LOL at this post Smitty.
As a young boy, I am now almost 60, I recall the city police using the
pigeons on the court house for target practice. Would scare the s*** right
out of you if you could not see what was going on.
For the OP there is some chemical, if it hasn't been banned, that roofs can
be treated with that give them "hot feet" and discourages them.
Blocking any areas where they might like to hang out or a pellet gun are
also good options. In this day and age I would refrain from real firearms
unless you live in the country.
Send PETA a pigeon or two.
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Even with a quiet BB gun or pellet gun, you have to sit out there 24/7. And
then someone will notice all the pigeon carcasses, and your troubles will
have only begun. People who suggest shooting never think of, "What do you
do with the bodies?"
And it only takes a short time until your house looks like one in Beirut.
Now you know why commercial cameras are almost always enclosed in those
plastic bubbles now. Clear, silver, or smoked, depending on camera and
application. You can get full bubbles, half bubbles, 1/4 bubbles, etc.
Not cheap, though. They are available on-line.
For a low-buck alternative, check the plastic basement window well
protectors at the borg, and see if they are clear enough. Or you could
always build a box out of plexiglas, and find some way to hang it.
Pigeons home in on any horizontal surface or perch that is out of the
sun, wind, and rain. Find some way to eliminate that, and they will go
By the way, those spike things don't work real well. They put those up
on the office tower where I work, and the pigeons used them as anchor
points for their nests. Weave enough twigs and grass around the spikes
for the foundation, and build up from there, and the nest ends up being
very durable. Maybe outer window sills with a 45 degree slope and a
teflon coating would work. Pigeons are very adaptive, and can make a
home about anywhere.
That is NOT why, it's because people who use them for anti-human
(sic) security think people have still not caught on to the fact
there is a camera in there. And indeed, many have not.
Related subject - small dark rectangle near the video screen of
your ATM bank machine.
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