Rock Pigeon/Rock Dove
Rock Pigeon/Rock Dove
One cannot deny the fact that pigeons are among the commonly found birds across the world. You can literally find them in almost every corner of this globe. But did you know that pigeons, in spite of the being adorable, can actually turn to be a nuisance in your home or your commercial or industrial buildings? That is right. As such, you will, beyond any reasonable doubt, need to hire professional pest control experts to help you have the pigeons out of place. That is especially because that is not something that you can easily do it on your own. It is not like controlling other small pests. We, at Advance Pest Control, have your back when it comes to that.
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Lifecycle of a pigeon
According to renowned pest control experts, pigeons mate for life. They are however most active during spring and summer. They will breed in their home, that is, on your buildings or window ledges. Both parents incubate the eggs for a period of 17-19 days. The chic is mostly yellow in color. The chicks are fed on ‘milk’ from crops for a period of about 30 days. They start breeding even at 6 months. Their life span is between 3-5 years but some live for even 15 years. This time could land you and your family in a lot of trouble, but something which you can simply avoid by talking to us at Pigeon control anywhere in Great Vancouver area like Pigeon Control in Vancouver and we’ll be more than willing to help you out.
Habitat and feeding
Pigeons usually build their nests on buildings and window ledges but they don’t stay there the whole day. That is why it is actually a bit tedious trying to chase them away from your home.
In the countryside, they build on barns, grain towers, under bridges and on natural cliffs. When building their nests, the males bring in the material; grass while the females do the building. They are attracted to open grounds where they can feed on breadcrumbs left by humans, seeds, fruits, and grains; corn, sorghum, and peas. In some parks, humans are allowed to feed pigeons.
Pigeons have small heads and short legs but can fly for a long distance and can be a nuisance to a neighborhood. But our services, available anywhere in Lower Mainland in places like Maple Ridge, Tsawwassen, Ladner, Surrey, Richmond, White Rock and Vancouver, will without a doubt leave you with a lot of peace of mind.
Pigeons have two wings with plain, spotted or pale-grey feathers with two black bars on each wing. Most of them are blue-grey in color and a black tip to the tail. They frequently stay in groups while searching for food and when disturbed they break away and run elsewhere.
Their only defense mechanism is flight and that is why the ‘Do-It-Yourself’ pest control methods may not be that effective.
Diseases they cause
To most people, pigeons are lovable creatures that they wish to protect and even keep them as pets but they can be troublesome to the point of risking your health. So what do you want? Having a pet or getting rid of a pest? Getting rid of any pest that is depriving you of your peace and happiness is definitely your choice and that is why we’re here to guarantee you precisely that. The beauty of working with us is the fact that apart from having experts with many years of experience, using eco-friendly product and latest technology, we are also not far from you. Our presence is now felt across Ricmond, Surrey, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Pigeons carry diseases such as Chlamydiosis, Histoplasmosis, Salmonellosis, Toxoplasmosis, Tuberculosis and Yersinniosis that pose a threat to human life
They can drop their feces on people and buildings below them, something which is not pleasant at all.
Prevention and control
You can employ the following preventive and control methods:
- Eliminate sources of food, including bird feeders, anywhere near your homes or commercial buildings
- Repair and seal any damage to the exterior of buildings where they can create nests
- Place fake statues of their predator such as falcons