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Pest Control Services

Pigeons

Pigeon Control in Edmonton

Pigeon Inspections

We recommend doing an inspection first for any pigeon problem as every situation is different and will require its own method or combination of methods. After the inspection, we will prepare a detailed and customized proposal to your site.

Avicidal Baiting

Technician will place out the baiting stations/trays strategically across the site, followed by a placement of avicidal baits to deter pigeons from congregating on the roof – this is good for flat top roofs. It usually requires an initial set up followed up regular monitoring and rebaiting. Initial set up and regular treatment will be quoted separately.

Pigeon Trapping

For the trapping service, it requires an initial placement of pigeon traps, followed by weekly or regular service. During each visit, technician will monitor of the traps, resetting the traps, picking up any pigeons caught and releasing off site (20 km away), plus baiting. This is good for a long term control.

Pigeon Spiking Installation

We can install deterrents such as spiking in areas such as ledges, alcoves, roof and balconies etc. We also sell these products at our office for do it yourself enthusiasts. During the installation, we will use screw or combination of PL 40 (glue) to secure the bird spikes on all the potential roosting areas. The bird spikes are 8 inch stainless steel and they are aesthetically pleasing and are hardly visible from a distance. This will prevent the birds from ever roosting in these areas and gaining access. This is will be a good long term control program without frequent monitoring and follow u

Installation of special UV protected humane bird netting in a safe and secure way to prevent the pigeons from roosting and nesting in these locations. This will be placed in such a way so that no maintenance is required. The netting will be installed on the overhead vents (which open and close) and other openings such as by the old chimney area. The bird netting is specially manufactured and UV stabilized for long life. It’s black, and nearly invisible once installed. It’s non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-conductive and easy to clean. This is the same one that we have used at GMCC and the University of Alberta and has proved the test of time.

Pigeon Dropping Clean-Up

A germicidal spray to neutralize any viruses in the droppings followed by a removal and cleaning of the area with droppings, germicidal/insecticidal spraying on the entire affected area followed by complete clean-up of all pigeon droppings and nesting material which has accumulated as needed. This will be carried out according to the special pigeon cleanup protocol.

Bird Spider

Bird spider is a small cylindrical platform with stainless steel rod protruding from the center of unit in a circular array. The Bird Spider 360° is a physical bird deterrent that rotates and bounces in the wind to deter birds from landing on unwanted areas such as light fixtures, boats, docks, signs, rooftops, A.C. units and more. The moving parts make it impossible for large birds such as pigeons, crows and gulls to land in concentrated areas.

Pigeon Facts

Most people are well acquainted with this bird. They are excellent fliers and are often seen in flocks. Pigeons feed on open ground eating seeds or discarded scraps. They mate for life and roost on tall buildings where their droppings coat window sills and ledges. Droppings accumulate very quickly are corrosive and greatly speeds the erosion of concrete and roofing materials. They also contain bacteria which may occasionally cause health problems.

Diseases & Insects associated with Pigeons that affect Humans – PDF

Pigeon feces carries deadly disease

Pigeon Control – DIY or The Professional?

In almost all situations pigeon control is a job for specialist bird control operatives.

There are occasions where an individual can easily deter pigeons from perching or nesting on window ledges through the use of spikes applied from within the room, but in most cases access equipment is required in order to work safely at height”

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Pigeons

Q: How do I know if I have pigeons?
A: If you have a pigeon problem, you will be able to easily identify them by sight as they are active during the day.  They are noisy and will leave droppings.

Q: Do pigeons pose a health hazard?
A: Pigeons can carry diseases and parasites which are easily passed on to humans.

Q: Can they cause damage?
A: Pigeon droppings and nesting materials can cause serious damage to buildings and vehicles. For example nests can block drainage and ventilation systems and their acidic droppings can damage automobile paint and even roof shingles causing leaks.  Pigeons may also cause structural damage to buildings in an attempt to gain entry.

Q: How can I prevent pigeons?
A: Visual deterrents such as replicas of owls and hawks can be effective but usually only temporarily as pigeons adapt quickly.  Regularly changing the type of repellent is the best solution.  Make sure your home is free of any food source for them.

Q: How can I get rid of pigeons?
A: Contact Ecopest for services and products developed for the control of pests such as pigeons.  They can also help you prevent future invasions by offering professional pigeon exclusion options.

We have over 50 years of experience in the Pest Industry!

Boardwalk Equities Inc. has been using the services of EcoPest since 1996. During this time we have found EcoPest to be efficient in eradication of pest situations. All arising situations are handled in prompt and pleasant manner.

Ian Dingle

Director of Purchasing, Boardwalk Equities

I’ve always found their work to be of the highest quality. This, combined with their professional attitude gives us what we need. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any individual or company.

Michael Assaly

President, G.M.A. Properties Inc.

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