I was a steel erection contractor for nine years. I was called on to create
You have to understand pigeons to win in a chess game with them.
Pigeons don't sit out in the open a lot because they become prey. They
will, however, tenaciously, hold to a site that provides nesting or resting
or some type of protective cover. It may be time consuming and labor
intensive, but blocking all access to the holes where pigeons can make nests
will deter them. You don't have to go buy the expensive pigeon spikes, but
can use common hardware wire and a staple gun. This will involve removing
nests, nesting materials and live chicks. But when Ma and Pa come home, and
the entire condo is wiped off the map and Junior and Missy are MIA, they
will find another nest site.
If, after you block nesting sites, and that may only mean sites where they
can stay one night, they still like to sit on your building for some reason,
get a low voltage fence shocker. Get some PVC pipe, make an attractive
landing perch, and spiral two wires around it so when they land, they get
two wires and a good jolt. Takes about two days to clear out the
Killing them, poisoning them, and other radical means work, but you have to
stay there 24/7. Removing resting and nesting sites works the best.
It will take a while, as they have left their calling cards. Power spray
the area, using a bleach spray first.
If they can't land, can't rest, and can't nest, there's nothing there they
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