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Most people love the sight of pigeons; they have been domesticated and even trained by humans for hundreds of years. A small amount of pigeons flying by is a very beautiful sight, and that may be the reason why they become pests. Some people will feed them and with all the good intentions in the world, end up with a home that has mounds of bird droppings on the roofs or eaves along with other waste that pigeons leave behind. They can also be an annoyance when you are trying to sleep by making noise that will keep you awake or wake you up earlier than you wanted on a weekend. So once you have a pigeon pest problem you will want to solve it, and there are some things you can do to keep them away. Most of the methods that you will use are things that you can make a permanent fixture in your home, while others you can place as a temporary measure. Here are some ideas to help you keep pigeons away.
Bird spikes have been one of the most effective solutions for many years to keep pest pigeons away from the property. The technique started in a very rustic form by using pieces of broken glass that would prevent the birds from landing. Of course broken glass is not as used anymore because it is not esthetically pleasing. Today there is an industry that will provide you with spikes the right size for your home be it on tall walls or the roof. If the pigeon has nowhere to land on your property then it will go somewhere else where it can land. This is a very humane way of repelling the birds because spikes will not harm birds. They will simply avoid the spikes. There are many manufacturers and many styles, but for the most part they are equally effective in keeping pigeons off.
Bird Slope And Netting
Other effective measures include the bird slope and netting. The bird slope is a slippery incline on the roof that makes it almost impossible for a bird to get a good grip. The birds cannot stay on the slope so they will slide off. Many people decide to go with the slope as opposed to spikes because the slope can be made to look like the rest of the house. Depending on the level of professionalism of the job you may not even notice that the slope is there. Netting is the other choice that people will choose because it is effective and works great on taller buildings. They are very safe in that they are water proof and fire resistant.
If you need a quick repellent that will not be expensive then there are a few solutions for you. If you visit a home and garden store you can look for bird gel. The bird gel is a gel that you put on the location where a bird likes to stand and it will make it an uncomfortable surface for it. If that is not something you would like to do, you can always go to the scarecrow technique. That does not mean that you have to get a straw man; you can get something that will be seen as a predator by the birds. You can also use flash tape or tin foil. Though those things may be a bit less effective in general, they may be enough to keep the birds away. Remember that once you have gotten the birds to go you should always make sure to also remove the food and water sources that may be on the property; that way the pigeons will have no reason to come back.
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Information about pigeon repellent
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