Pigeon management

Pigeon Control Services

Pigeons are common pests found throughout Canada and can be challenging pests. Our team of experts has over 50 years of experience with Pigeon Control.

Pigeon FAQs

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Pigeons

If you have a pigeon problem, you will quickly identify them by sight as they are active during the day.  They are noisy and will leave droppings.

Pigeons can carry diseases and parasites that can easily pass to humans.

Pigeon droppings and nesting materials can cause severe damage to buildings and vehicles. For example, nests can block drainage and ventilation systems, and their acidic droppings can damage automobile paint and even roof shingles causing leaks.  Pigeons may also cause structural damage to buildings in an attempt to gain entry.

Visual deterrents such as replicas of owls and hawks can be effective but usually only temporarily as pigeons adapt quickly.  Regularly changing the type of repellent is the best solution.  Make sure your home is free of any food source for them.

Contact Ecopest for services and products developed to control pests such as pigeons.  They can also help you prevent future invasions by offering professional pigeon exclusion options.

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    Pigeon Control

    Pigeon Inspections

    We recommend doing an inspection first for any pigeon problem as every situation is different and will require a specific combination of methods. After the inspection, we will prepare a detailed and customized proposal for your site.

    Avicidal Baiting

    The technician will strategically place out the baiting stations/trays across the site, followed by avicidal baits to deter pigeons from congregating on the roof – this is good for flat top roofs. It usually requires an initial setup followed by regular monitoring and rebaiting. Initial setup and regular treatment will be quoted separately.

    Pigeon Trapping

    The trapping service requires an initial placement of pigeon traps, followed by weekly or regular service. During each visit, the technician will monitor the traps, reset them, pick up any pigeons caught, and release them off-site (20 km away), plus baiting. Removing them is suitable for long-term control.

    Pigeon Spiking Installation

    We can install deterrents such as spiking in ledges, nooks, roofs, balconies, etc. We will use a screw or combination of PL 40 (glue) to secure the bird spikes on all the potential roosting areas during the installation. The bird spikes are 8-inch stainless steel, and they are aesthetically pleasing and are hardly visible from a distance. Spikes will prevent the birds from roosting in these areas and gaining access. We use this as a type of long-term control program without frequent monitoring.

    Pigeon Netting Program

    Install special UV-protected humane bird netting safely and securely to prevent the pigeons from roosting and nesting in these locations. Netting will be placed in such a way so that no maintenance is required. We install netting on the overhead vents (open and close) and other openings in the old chimney area. The bird netting is specially manufactured, and UV stabilized for long life. It’s black and nearly invisible once installed. It’s non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-conductive and easy to clean. We’ve used this netting at GMCC and the University of Alberta, and it has proved the test of time.

    Pigeon Dropping Clean-Up

    A germicidal spray neutralizes any viruses in the droppings, and then everything is removed from the area. We carry this out to the particular pigeon cleanup protocol for safety.

    Bird Spider

    Bird spider is a small cylindrical platform with stainless steel rod protruding from the center of a unit in a circular array. The Bird Spider 360° is a physical bird deterrent that rotates and bounces in the wind to deter birds from landing on unwanted areas such as light fixtures, boats, docks, signs, rooftops, A.C. units and more. The moving parts make it impossible for large birds such as pigeons, crows and gulls to land in concentrated areas.