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How To Identify Pigeon Problems

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What’s a walk in the park without seeing some pigeons bobbing their heads as they walk by? Humans have grown very accustomed to sharing space with pigeons, but the truth is, they are very dirty animals and can transmit diseases. Their droppings have some bacteria and fungi that cause illness, so having them around children, especially where they eat, is not hygienic.

These diseases include:

  • Encephalitis
  • Cryptococcus
  • Pigeon Ornithosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Salmonellas
  • Histoplasmosis

Pigeons can be very difficult to control though. They are pretty persistent and have become expert city dwellers, immune to being casually chased off by annoyed homeowners.

Other pigeon problems

If the increased risk of zoonotic diseases weren’t bad enough, pigeons also make pests of themselves in other ways. They are known to peck through trash bags, making a mess as they eat leftovers. This habit has earned them the nickname “flying rats.”

Pigeons will eat pet food that is left out and food left on the deck if you are cooking out with company. When they gather in large numbers, their droppings can make a large, disgusting mess, covering cars, decks, and driveways with their disease-ridden feces.

Critter Control of the Triad

Thankfully, pigeons are one of the only bird species that are not protected by federal law. This allows animal control companies like Critter Control of the Triad to treat them like the pests they are. We use humane but effective strategies to remove pigeons from your property and deter them from returning.

If you are having problems with pigeons on your property in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Burlington or the surrounding areas, give Critter Control of the Triad a call, and we will quickly work to resolve the issue.

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