Bird Control

bird Control

Pigeons are a serious problem in Miami, all over South Florida and the world. Pigeons have long been associated with many serious diseases transmissible to humans and animal.

12 Bacterial diseases including salmonellosis and tuberculosis. 5 Fungal diseases, 6 Protozoan diseases, 8 Viral diseases, 4 Parasitic nematodes in poultry, 14 Parasitic flukes in poultry, livestock, and humans.

The presence of pigeons where food is prepared or where people eat such as picnic areas and outdoor restaurants is a cause for concern regarding the spread of Salmonella bacteria.

Bird mites are a common problem associated with pigeons, Pigeons invade human occupied space bird mites bite humans and cause a small pustule. Pigeon nests can also be a source of stick tight fleas, soft ticks, bed bugs, and carpet beetles invading buildings.

Pigeon droppings damage many buildings, monuments, and public spaces. The uric acid is the white material in their excrement droppings that is just unsightly and it can damage the finish on buildings and vehicles. Pigeons that occupy warehouses and defecate on stored goods create an expensive problem because customers such as retailer refuse to accept contaminated goods.

Pigeon are found throughout Miami and South Florida and almost all cosmopolitan city in the world, they congregate in urban, suburban, and rural agricultural areas. Human cities are made of artificial cliffs such as buildings and caves like attics, abandoned buildings and warehouses so these pigeons feel at home and flourish.

Food Sources

Pigeons feed primarily on seeds and grain, however in urban areas they also eat human food scraps such as bread crumbs. Bird feeders are the primary food source for pigeons in urban and suburban areas.

Do not feed pigeons.

Pigeon Reproduction

Pigeons breed year round in South Florida. The nests are simple platforms of sticks built in sheltered locations on ledges. Pigeons most commonly nest on manmade structures; window ledges, balconies, under bridges, and open warehouses, on or behind signs, and in soffits and attics of houses. They enter attics through missing soffit panels or attic vents.

A clutch typically consists of 1 or 2 eggs. The incubation period of pigeon eggs are 16 to 18 days and fledglings leave the nest at 4 to 6 weeks after hatching. Fledglings are fed “Pigeon’s milk” by adult pigeons.

Bird Exclusion

bird barrier
bird barrier

Exclusion is always the best option for nuisance pigeons.

Make sure all attic and soffit vents are properly screened to keep birds and other animals out.

Large openings filled with heavy door curtains of plastic strip discourage entry

Pigeons can be discouraged from roosting on ledges and light fixtures by installing sloping surfaces over the flat surface. This can be achieved by placing a simple board or sheet metal installed at a 45 degree angle create a slope.

In large open buildings like warehouses you can close off the space above the rafters where pigeons roost and nest with industrial bird netting.

In commercial situations like ledges and awnings plastic or metal wire bird barrier can be installed throughout to discourage birds from perching.

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