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Pigeons

All our operatives are fully insured and BPCA trained in the latest and most effective pest control techniques.

A professional interest in the eradication of public health pests without risk to third parties, non-target species or the environment.

Pigeon Control

 

Pigeons can be a problem when they decide to move into – or onto – our homes and businesses. These troublesome intruders are known to spread disease and can cause a great deal of distress and discomfort to all those unfortunate enough to have to share their property with them.

Barratt & Sons specializes in effective proofing, with pigeon netting and spiking, as well as trapping and shooting services where neccasary.

Are Pigeons A Pest?

 

We are surrounded by pigeons in London but when do they become a pest which requires action?

 

Well, pigeons can cause significant risks to both our health and our homes so the easy answer is any pigeon activity around buildings should be discouraged.

 

What Diseases Do Pigeons Carry?

Pidgeon’s carry diseases such as Ornithosis, Listeria and E-coli as well as a number parasitic insects which can infest homes. When dry, pigeon droppings can become airborne in small particles, which can lead to respiratory complaints such as psittacosis. Droppings are not only toxic but their acidic content is corrosive to buildings. Nesting material often blocks guttering causing buildings to become damp and when chimneys and flues are obstructed this can cause possible dangers with carbon monoxide.

How fast can a pigeon infestation grow?

 

Pigeons breed up to six times per year usually laying two eggs. They lay their eggs six to twelve days after mating. Young birds reach sexual maturity in six months. So if left unchecked a pair of pigeons could produce forty five plus off spring in the space of one year. However bear in mind that pigeons live in flocks so it would be unlikely to just start with two and go from there.

How fast can a pigeon infestation grow?

 

Pigeons breed up to six times per year usually laying two eggs. They lay their eggs six to twelve days after mating. Young birds reach sexual maturity in six months. So if left unchecked a pair of pigeons could produce forty five plus off spring in the space of one year. However bear in mind that pigeons live in flocks so it would be unlikely to just start with two and go from there.

How to get rid of Pigeons?

 

As with all pests, pigeons are looking for food and harbourage so these must be denied. Firstly remove any food sources. Do not ever feed pigeons.

Removing harbourage is done by proofing using spiking and netting. As all pigeons have the homing instinct, they can be very determined in their efforts to return to the nest. Because of this we strongly advise using a professional company to carryout proofing work. This is also true of nest and guano removal due to its toxic nature.

An example of proofing carried out by Barratt & Sons Pest Control using spikes and netting. Pigeons were nesting and defecating on the balcony as well as in the floor cavity directly beneath.

The balcony flooring was dismantled so that the space beneath could be disenfected, proofed and nests could be removed

The pigeons have discovered that they can no longer land and will gradually move on. 

If you have any questions regarding Pigeon control or would like a free quote please don’t hesitate to contact us

02084 518867

07984794186

info@barrattandsons.co.uk