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What areas can pigeons enter a house through?

Pigeons have strong connections with homes more than any other species of birds. While they can be good pets for the house, they can carry tiny pieces of items with them frequently and they use these tiny items to build their nests. Pigeons can re-enter a house without any assistance, and they can access a home from the windows, chimney, doors, roofs, and through cracks and moderately wide holes.

Through the Chimney

Your fireplace or Chimney is one of the primary ways through which a Pigeon can gain access into your home. First, when you remove the fire guard of your home, a Pigeon nearby can fly through, and secondly a pigeon can enter through other ways and then settle into the Chimney. Abandoned pigeons can be one of the most sought-after places in the home for pigeons, and they can start their nests with the tiny pieces of items they bring in. Many Chimney related fires have been linked to Chimney air-flow blockages caused by bird nests and droppings, thus the easiest way to remove a pigeon from your chimney is to remove the tongs and fire guard and let it fly away , then you must block-off its entry points immediately, otherwise it will come back sooner than you expect.

Through the Windows

Windows are very large and most pigeons who accidentally fly into the interiors of homes will normally watch out for opened windows. Little openings within closed windows can also be a perfect entry point for smaller pigeons. Windows with improper seals may also provide access to pigeons, thus it is often advisable to have safe nets around if you often open your windows for proper ventilation.

Through the roofs

Most Pigeons will prefer to hide and build their nests in the roof, and the reason being that no one monitors their activities in the roofs. From the roof tops, pigeons will normally find their way into the ceiling and create their nests. Pigeons can create nests close to attics and insulation wires in the roof and this can trigger some fire accidents. Pigeons also create their colonies more rapidly in roofs; they raise their kids and also bring in foods. Pigeon droppings and urine also build up rapidly in ceilings, creating foul odors’ that can constitute serious health hazards.

Through cracks

Small pigeons are known to find their ways through cracks in walls and foundations and wooden structures in and outside of a home. Pigeons don’t stay in cracks; they only use such as passage ways to establish their nests inside homes.

Non-lethal traps such as one-way cages are the best possible way to trap and dispose pigeons, poisons and other lethal traps are not recommended. Go back to the How to get rid of pigeons home page.

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