Are You Struggling To Get Rid Of Pesky Pigeons In Rock Island?

Pigeon on a wire fence.

Many years ago, musical comedian Tom Lehrer sang the song "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park." You may agree with the line in Lehrer's song, "it's not against any religion to want to dispose of a pigeon"! Of course, we don't advocate poisoning pigeons, but they are a nuisance. 

If pigeons are causing you a problem, you need the best Rock Island pest control: Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. Our trained experts will solve your pigeon problem.

How Can I Tell If The Nest On My Roof Is A Pigeon Nest?

Pigeons build nests in dry, sheltered areas like attics, ledges, eaves, under bridges, and on roofs. Pigeon nests are messy and consist of grass, pine needles, sticks, and other debris. 

Unlike other birds which remove their droppings from the nest, pigeons are not good housekeepers and do not clean their nest. As a result, a pigeon's nest is full of droppings and discarded feathers. Even more disgusting is that pigeons raise successive generations in their nests. If a young pigeon does not live, the remains stay in the nest. The result of poor housekeeping and multiple years of use is a nest that weighs up to five pounds. If the nest on your roof looks like a mess, has an abundance of droppings and feathers, and mummified remains of dead birds, it is likely a pigeon's nest.

Do Pigeons Carry Diseases That Are Harmful To My Family?

Diseases pigeons carry include the following:

  • Cryptococcosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Salmonella

The droppings of pigeons may have a fungus that can cause the infection histoplasmosis. In addition to possibly carrying disease, pigeons are transporters for fleas, lice, mites, and ticks. 

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of The Pigeons In Rock Island

Pigeons enjoy loitering on the roofs of buildings, nesting inside of buildings, and strutting around on sidewalks. As they linger, they defecate and deposit pigeon feces, which may cause some people to slip and fall. Furthermore, their defecation accelerates the disintegration of statues and structures. 

The following are home remedies to get rid of pigeons: 

  • Sprinkle pepper where they frequent. Repeat this remedy twice daily until the pigeons move to another location.
  • Use old DVDs or CDs as chimes. The pigeons will be scared away by the blinding light flashing into their eyes. 
  • Spread boiled rice in the area. Spread the cooked rice in the infested area daily until the pigeons leave. 
  • Spray a honey solution. Mix a cup of honey and water and then spray the area. Pigeons don't like to land in sticky areas. 

These home remedies will help deter pigeons from Rock Island areas. 

How Can I Get Rid Of The Pigeons Running Amok On My Property?

These steps will eventually stop pigeons on the roof of your home:

  • Fill in voids on roofs.
  • Slope ledges and resting areas under eaves.
  • Install artificial birds or snakes to landing areas.
  • Attach bird spikes to the roof.
  • Scatter bird repellant wherever they frequent.

To get rid of pigeons, you need to make areas undesirable for pigeons. The following are suggestions to deter pigeons from your Rock Island property:

  • Remove food from the property.
  • Eliminate the bird baths. 
  • Allow your pet to chase the pigeons. 
  • Refrain from feeding the pigeons.
  • Remove pigeon nests from the areas. 

Because removing pigeons from your home can be difficult and dangerous, call our experienced team at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We will safely remove pigeons from your property so you don't risk getting an infection or injury from them. Reach out to us today, and we will remove any pigeons on your property.

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