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Author Topic: Pigeons Again!  (Read 7024 times)


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« on: March 06, 2005, 01:35:18 PM »

Is there any relief???  I successfully evicted the first nesting attempt and prevented the next.  I really, really dont want the pigeon droppings on my balcony.  How can I prevent the next incursion?  Any suggestions?  (And the fake owl was of no help&)  And dont say shoot them.  Dont think that I havent considered that&
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2005, 02:43:53 PM »

Ironically I would love to have your problem.

I use pigeons to train my labs...
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2005, 02:58:58 PM »

Well, my High School tried these pokey metal things, looked like a torture device attached to the side of the building edge, that most definately did not work, they just made their nests in it anyways...


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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2005, 03:27:51 PM »

Chicken wire over the areas where they are trying to nest?

Funny pigeon story: Once upon a time in Seattle, one of the major Ford dealers (BP) was having a problem with pigeons nesting under the service drive canopy. One Saturday B Jr. came in and set up in the body shop with one of the roll-up doors open. He was far enough inside so as not to be seen. He had a nice .22 with scope, and shooting .22 Bees, soon eliminated the problem without alarming the neighbors.


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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2005, 04:07:33 PM »

.177 cal pellet guns with reasonable velocity, (don't need screamers) work well.  

No noise and very low expense.


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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2005, 05:14:13 PM »

Contact a Wildlife Officer, A Nursery, Perhaps a old fashioned Feed and Seed dealer.

There is some plant , bush , ...something that offends and keeps the pigeons - so I have  heard.

Long time ago I had an elderly couple that were really knowledgeable such matters. Had a Herb garden , regular garden , flowers and whatnot.

Reason we had no mosquitos or snakes around our pond was because back when the platt was new - they brought ducks in - on purpose, and sure enough - we didn't have Mosquitos , snakes around the pond.

They mentioned some plants , and stuff were planted in with the rose bushes and other stuff to keep critters, pesky flying critters like wasp - away.

I forget what they said sometimes worked for Pigeons. They thought a shotgun was the best - in lieu of that, something planted was suggested.

Did not recommend dousing places with Bleach , or Ammonia.  Now that kept raccons out of the trash cans...