NYC Pigeon Control:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens

Pigeon ExterminatorsPigeons are indeed the number one urban pest found in most cities today. Highly adaptive and innately smart, pigeons have grown accustomed to city conditions and have thus, flourished over the years. Today, they are usually found flocking in parks, malls, stadiums and even airports, where they take temporary refuge.

These birds often fly in vast numbers and feed on the scraps of food they see on the streets. Unlike most birds, pigeons are not afraid of humans and are often seen roosting in crowded and busy areas. Aside from being a nuisance, pigeons can be a health hazard.

They do not have a permanent nest and therefore, excrete wastes wherever they happen to be. Their droppings can be a vector for disease, such as histoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus that thrives in bird waste.

Due to the high incidence of diseases cause by these birds, the need to manage and control pigeons is extremely important. Fortunately, there are many pigeon-control methods available to help you get rid of these pests. The following are some of the ways you can bid these pigeons goodbye:

Most people say that the quickest and most sure-fire way to rid your-self of pigeons is to shoot them. Although it may seem drastic, this method has proven to be highly effective. Pigeons do not fear man and therefore, make easy targets. Since many cities consider these birds pests, extermination of them in this manner is often deemed somewhat acceptable. However, before getting those shotguns ready, it is advisable that you first consult with your local law enforcement agency to make sure that no laws will be broken when you carry out the deed.

On the other hand, not many people approve of this method because they believe it is inhumane to kill. Fortunately, there are other, less violent ways to control these birds.

The use of traps is considered the most effective way to control pigeons in large numbers. Cages, also referred to as pigeon motels, and are relatively cheap and easy to set up.

PigeonTarget the area you have in mind and use food to lure the pigeons into the cage. Keep the trap door open for several days so the birds can get accustomed to eating there. If you think you have trapped most of them, if not all, then you can close the trap and relocate them.

Another way to get rid of pigeons is by using pigeon poison or repellents. There are many repellents available on the market, each of which produces different effects. Pigeons normally have two responses when they see their fellow pigeon get sick and die. Theyeither steer clear of the area and move to a different location, or they follow suit and join their fellow birds in death.

The manner in which you decide to control pigeons depends entirely on you. Out of sheer frustration, most people opt for violent means to get rid of these birds; however, you can choose safer and more humane means to control them.

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A few things to know about pigeons:

  • Pigeons attract and carry ticks, mites and fleas
  • Pigeons carry bacterial and parasitic diseases
  • Pigeons damage buildings
  • Pigeons produce foul droppings
  • Pigeons are a health hazard to man and animal –they carry bacteria and parasites which cause diseases (i.e. Salmonella, Encephalitis, Toxoplasmosis)
  • Pigeons stain buildings and look unsightly
  • Pigeons cause deterioration of buildings
  • Pigeons lead to increased maintenance costs
  • Pigeons kill vegetation
  • Pigeons produce unpleasant odors

Feral pigeons, also called city doves, city pigeons or street pigeons are derived from domestic pigeons that have returned to the wild. The domestic pigeon was originally bred from the wild Rock Pigeon, which naturally inhabits sea-cliffs and mountains. All three types readily interbreed. Feral pigeons find the ledges of buildings to be a substitute for sea cliffs, and have become adapted to urban life. They are abundant in towns and cities throughout much of the world.

We provide extermination services in the following areas:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens