How to Get Rid of Long Island Pigeons
Why do we need to get rid of the pigeons?
Pigeon among other Suffolk County birds should be treated as rodents since they equally threat the public the same way as pests, that’s why some people, refers to pigeons as flying rats. It is possible for pigeons to be a carrier of diseases such as histoplasmosis, cyptococcosis and psittacosis and also generate fecal matter that is lethal just like any rodent. Some of those viruses can affect human being. Pigeons and other birds are sources of problems since they do perch over the public and deposit they bio- waste from up above. Below are some of the methods which are also safe in getting rid of the pigeons.
- Bird Net
Bird nets are one of the low tech solutions. These nets are made of fiber, nylon and wire. A large area of infrastructure is covered with these nets and then hooks and screws are used to secure them. In order to keep the pigeons away from the ceiling area and other parts of the roof top, fish net concept is used. This will make the areas around the roof tops to be safe and protected from pigeons which may nest and roost in the ceiling or roof tops.
Electric bird wire
Electric bird wires are designed in such a way that they mildly shock the birds upon stepping on the line. These electric wires are arranged in lines with spaces of a few inches from one line to another so that when a bird steps on a wire, it receives a jolt and flies away. The current that is passed through the wires should be so low enough that it cannot dry a bird. You should note that one must be grounded in order to be shocked by electricity.
It is also possible to get rid of New York pigeons by using traps known as Bird Cage Trap which normally have a door made of a wire rebar and are normally set on places such as roofs and gas station canopies. In these traps you will find a dispenser containing seeds and grains such as corns and water that it feeds to the birds. These seeds and grains attract the pigeons to enter the cage. While in the cage, the pigeon will thrush around in trial to get out and eventually kicks the seeds out for other birds. After such experience, the pigeon will mark the place as a dangerous one. According to the Bird cage company, the cages only catches approximately 20% of the pigeons hence they are said to be inefficient.
Pigeon exclusion which is also referred to as pigeon proofing is a technique that involves modifying your building for the pigeons not to access it. Exclusion is regarded as one of the most effective strategies since it is time and money saving because one will not require to cleanup corrosive feces. Also you will not need to disinfect your loathsome and disease ridden roosts. Exclusion will not allow the pigeons to land on the excluded places hence they will migrate and don’t come back.
Bird Gel Repellents
These repellents are products of Natural Active Ingredients (NAI) which provides new technology and is answerable to the PDFP for a product that is harmless to the environment, pigeons and other Suffolk County birds and human being. These products deter pigeons and other birds away since they are very effective. The gel also affects the bird’s sense of smell and uncomfortable but harmless odor that makes the bird to fly away.
No Vigorous Ingredient
This type of repellent mostly depends on the gel’s stickiness. They use polybutene or tar, an organic component that is harmful to the environment. This component has adhesive power that is the same to that of the indoor mouse glue trap hence when one or both of the legs of the bird are stuck in the tar, it cannot move away. Also, this mostly happen for the small birds. In the label of one of the popular gels of this kind, it is recommended that the polybutene should be applied after every 3-months and that undercoating should take place before applying this gel. In conclusion, the above discussed methods are recommended as long as they are harmless. You should also remember that it is your responsibility and my responsibility to conserve New York wildlife. Do not kill the birds or any other wild animal. Instead, contact the authorized body such as wildlife officers for assistance.
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How to Get Rid of Long Island Pigeons