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Relatively large, stout bodied birds with short necks and slender bills. Their color patterns vary. Feral pigeons find the ledges of buildings to be a substitute for sea cliffs, have become adapted to urban life, and are abundant in towns and cities throughout much of the world. Pigeon is a French word that derives from the Latin pipio, for a "peeping" chick, while dove is a Germanic word that refers to the bird's diving flight. The species most commonly referred to as "pigeon" is the rock dove, one subspecies of which, the domestic pigeon, is common in many cities as the feral pigeon.
Pigeons depend upon man for their habitats. They nest on buildings and their ledges, as well as roof AC units and powerlines. Nests and droppings tend to stay clustered and remain dry when out of the weather. Pigeons are particularly fond of roof spaces. These often contain water tanks. Any water tank or cistern on a roof must, therefore, be secured and sealed off to keep the pigeons out of them. The popularity of a nesting area does not seem to beaffected by the pigeons' population density.
Pigeons breed all year round and can begin breeding at 6 months old. This means if left uncontrolled you may notice many birds nesting and scavenging on and around your property. You may also notice their droppings which find their way to your buildings, sidewalks, statues, cars and possibly people.
If you have pigeons and wish to control them call Button Pest Control. We offer a Pigeon Abatement program which will help control the pigeon population by making the building an unattractive nesting place.
The biggest reason for pigeon control is the control of the amount of droppings found on and around your property. These droppings are not only unsightly but can cause AC unit and structural issues such as collapsing gas station canopy roofs. In addition to this some viruses and funguses can be transmitted to humans from pigeons (though it is not common). Pigeons can be hosts though to parasites such as mites, lice, fleas and ticks. Pest control service is the best way to control pigeons.
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After an inspection we will determine how many approximate pigeons are on your property. After a contract is signed Button Pest Control will start you on our Pigeon Abatement program. This program can take up to 2 to 3 months of pre- baiting. This allows the pigeons to get used to the pre-bait (whole corn). We then switch to the actual bait which will help control the pigeon population. This will be followed by close monitoring. This program follows state and county regulations.
In addition to our Pigeon Abatement Program (FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN BUTTE COUNTY ONLY) we have other pigeon deterrents.
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