Perhaps among the most notorious of avian pests, pigeons are known for being particular troublemakers in urban areas for business owners. As a species, pigeons have been around for more than 5,000 years interacting with human culture. They are drawn to cities because they offer food sources and great nesting places. Unfortunately, their presence can be unpleasant for humans—mostly due to their feces. Learn more about how Critter Control of San Antonio can help you get rid of pigeons and contact our office today!

San Antonio Pigeon Removal & Prevention

Six Pigeons Sitting and Landing on Wire

Like many birds, pigeons are quite intelligent, and as such, it can be hard to keep them off property and buildings that they consider ideal. Because they depend upon human activity for sustenance, pigeons are mostly urban in distribution and construct nests made of sticks, twigs, and grasses in elevated roosting areas like lofts, warehouses, barns & more.

On residential properties in San Antonio, pigeons will often nest in trees, barns, attics, and on roofs. Their favorite foods include grains and seeds, trash, livestock manure, bugs, and mostly anything people will feed them, so pigeons are also present on farms and storage buildings like feed mills and grain elevators.

What Problems Do Pigeons Cause?

Pigeons are fairly unhygienic due to their droppings and parasites in their feathers (like mites, ticks, lice and fleas). Pigeon droppings are in no short supply wherever a big group of pigeons is present and these droppings will stain buildings, public park benches & statues, and vehicles.

Pigeon droppings are not only unpleasant to look at, but also hazardous to the actual structure—highly corrosive acidic droppings can actually begin eating away at finishes on vehicles and buildings, causing costly damage. The cons of pigeon droppings don't stop there, though. The pathogens present in pigeon droppings, like toxoplasmosis & encephalitis, can be extremely dangerous to humans.

So What's the Best Way to Get Rid of Pigeons?

The most effective pigeon control includes implementation by your Critter Control of San Antonio technician of any combination of the following: restrict feeding and available food sources, remove debris, trim trees and other foliage, and implement bird control methods like mesh netting, bird spikes & scare tactics. Pigeon trapping is another method of pigeon control. Pigeons, starlings, and sparrows are the only birds in Texas not protected by law, and as such, have no restrictions on removal.

Because pigeons spread numerous diseases, San Antonio homeowners and business owners are better off not approaching the birds. Instead, contact the trained technicians at Critter Control of San Antonio—we have the equipment and experience of pigeon behavior to effectively and safely get rid of these birds. Contact us today.

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Pigeons in the attic or on the roof? Those pesky rock doves leaving droppings all over are common pigeons. Pigeons are notorious for causing significant damage to buildings, vehicles, property and machinery with their excessive droppings. Not only do pigeon droppings cause odor and aesthetic problems in public places, droppings can also increase the rate of building destruction.
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